Bridport Arts Newsletter
Spoken Word Friday 25 October, 2019 7:30pm

Roger McGough

Roger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children. Exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough’s signature wit, irreverence and vivacity. This is the nation’s favourite poet at his finest.

President of the Poetry Society, Roger has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten, Molière adaptations for English Touring Theatre and the long-running Poetry Please. The beat goes on.

2017 embraced the 50th anniversary of the iconic & top-selling Penguin Modern Poets’ no.10 – The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten and the summer of ’67 epic poem of love & lust, broken promises and unfettered dreams, Summer With Monika, republished and newly illustrated by Chris Riddell. Plus a host of country-wide dates with The Bootleg Beatles and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in It Was Fifty Years Ago Today which sold out the Royal Albert Hall in hours. Roger’s significant birthday year saw the publication of 80 – a selection of poems for children (Puffin). And a new album The Likes of Us with LiTTLe MACHiNe.

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Dates & Tickets

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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

Reviews

‘Brilliantly entertaining, led by a legend’
Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music Presenter

‘The patron saint of poetry’
Carol Ann Duffy

'rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits'
The Independent

‘a poemy torch in dark corners'
Ian McMillan Poetry Review

'profound surprises and lasting images on almost every line'
Siân Hughes T.E.S.

'a witty and ingenious chronicler of British life, who manages a range of perennial themes with a deftness and agility that is hard to beat'
The Poetry Society

‘He is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him’
The Times

'Liverpool's own Poet Laureate'
Daily Post

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