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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 Tempest is a published playwright, poet and recording artist. Her playwriting credits include Wasted (Paines Plough) Brand New Ancients (BAC) and Glasshouse (Cardboard Citizens). She has written poetry for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barnado’s, Channel 4 and the BBC. She has worked with Amnesty International to create a schools pack helping secondary school children write their own protest songs.
Kate is two times slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York and she has played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with her band Sound Of Rum. Her poetry book/CD/DVD package Everything Speaks In Its Own Way was published on her own imprint Zingaro in 2012.
Kate's Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, ‘Everybody Down’, was recorded in London and released in May 2014 on Big Dada. Each track on the album correlates with a chapter in her forthcoming debut novel, ‘The Bricks That Built The Houses’.
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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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Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer. John Hegley 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.
'Awesomely mundane... Comedy's Poet Laureate' (The Independent)
'Scandalously talented' (Sunday Times)
'Bl**ding marvellous' (NME)
'Marvellous, joyful fun' (The Daily Telegraph)
'An incurable entertainer' (The Guardian).
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Venue: Purcell Room
Phone: 0871 663 2500
→ Charing Cross 5 min walk
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