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Tue 4th Dec at 7:45pm
Celebrating Christopher Logue
@ Purcell Room, London
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Celebrating Christopher Logue: Brian Patten, Sam Berkson, Kate Tempest, Diana Quick, Alan Howard, Christopher Reid, Kate Dimbleby, John Hegley, Michael Horowitz
Christopher Logue was an award-winning poet, screenwriter, playwright, songwriter and maverick. Tonight expect an offbeat, affectionate celebration of Christopher's life.
One of the Liverpool Poets of the 1960s alongside Adrian Henri and Roger McGough who continues to write and perform his poetry as one of the most accessible and popular poets of today. He is well known for his best-selling children's collections including 'Gargling With Jelly'.
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Kate is a prolific performance poet and rapper. She was commissioned earlier this year by Paines Plough to write her first play 'Wasted', which premiered at Latitude festival. She is also making her mark in the UK hip-hop scene with her band Sound Of Rum.
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Diana Quick's varied and versatile career in film, television and theatre includes roles in Brideshead Revisited, After Mrs Rochester, The Threepenny Opera and You Never Can Tell.
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Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949 and educated at Oxford.
In the '90s he was Poetry editor at Faber and worked especially closely with Ted Hughes during the last eight years of his life, subsequently editing The Letters of Ted Hughes (2007).
His own collections include A Scattering and The Song of Lunch (both 2009), Selected Poems (2011) and Nonsense (2012).
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Fine performer of jazz standards. 'With a voice of pure velvet, she has a magnetic stage presence...and captivates her audience...the voice is beautifully weighted, the phrasing splendidly judged.' (Glasgow Herald).
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The Poet Laureate of Comedy. This bespectacled Luton lad captivates audiences with travel tales and amusing anecdotes, blurring the line between profound description and fine comedy. A consistent favourite at the Edinburgh Festival and with over half a dozen bestselling books under his belt, he is not to be missed.
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Venue: Purcell Room
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
SE1 8XX 51.505775, -0.116811
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