an evening with Hollie McNish
17th November 2016
NOBODY TOLD ME
The much-loved performance poet Hollie mcNish is not to be missed. Acclaimed by Benjamin Zephaniah – ‘I can’t take my ears off her’ – and Kate Tempest, who describes her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’, Hollie has fans ranging from Robin Ince, Pink, Tim minchen, marian Keyes to most of the UK’s midwives. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over two million youTube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at london’s famed Abbey Road Studios.
Hollie will be joining us to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly about her latest book, Nobody Told Me, a unique blend of poetry and storytelling taken straight from her personal diaries. As she states herself ‘it is not a polished collection’; rather, it is a very candid, at times gutting, at others hilarious, look at her experiences from pregnancy to the pre-school drop off. Expect strong language as she talks colours, cravings, politics, transformers, sex, tree- climbing, feeding, train journeys, lots and lots of love and occasionally locking herself in toilets to cry a little.
‘Moving . . . wonderful!’ BBC R4 Woman’s Hour ‘Hollie McNish is breaking boundaries . . .’ Huffington Post
£10 per ticket
clubroom bar open from 6.30pm, talk starts 7 pm, followed by a Q&A
to book call 01749 814 070
the meantime programme is curated by Emma Craigie