Hollie McNish: Slug Tour 2021
The Black Box
Saturday 8 May, 2.00pm
Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are not to be missed. Expect strong language and adult content ribbon wrapped in poetry and chat as Hollie reads from her new collection: Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate.
Hollie is a writer based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She has published four poetry collections Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum, Slug, one play Offside and one poetic memoir Nobody Told Me, of which the Scotsman suggested “The world needs this book”. She was the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios.
Her poems have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Japanese and she has performed them worldwide alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers. Her new title – Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate – is published in May 2021 with Fleet, Hachette, available now to pre-order.
As well as live readings, Hollie is a big fan of online accessibility – her poetry videos have attracted millions of viewings worldwide.
From Finnish mermaids and soppy otters to Kellogg’s anti-masturbation pants, Slug is a book that holds a mirror up to the world, past and present, through Hollie’s driving, funny and beautiful words. A blend of poetry, memoir and short story, Slug is an absolutely joyful read about the human condition: from birth to death and her attempt to manage the tangle in-between.
‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we’ve grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’
Doors 1.45pm | Unreserved Seating
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Mr P has been a primary school teacher for over 12 years. He still works part-time in school and leads training in schools all over the UK and beyond. From sharing ideas and funny insights into life in the classroom he has now become the most followed teacher on social media in the UK.
A year ago, alongside his younger brother (who also works in school) he started a podcast – Two Mr Ps in a Podcast. In a year, it has been the number one education podcast and amassed over 350,000 listeners.
Sharing funny stories from the front line of teaching, this live show will see the Two Mr Ps reminiscing on their own school days and looking at the wonderful and hilarious world of education. Anyone who went to school will enjoy and relate to this brilliant new show.
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You may of seen Crissy more recently on Lorraine, Loose Women, The Full Monty and as a semi-finalist on 5 Star’s Celebs on the Farm, but in 2021 she is hitting the road and coming to a venue near you for an evening guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter!
‘A comic force to be reckoned with’ – The Stage
‘A smile as funny as the Costa Del Sol’ – Daily Mirror
‘Crissy Rock… Just switch her on and watch her go’ – The Guardian
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DOORS OPEN 7:30PM