Sat 14th Apr at 7:30pm
@ Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford
Also appearing: LiTTle MACHiNe, Camilla McLean
Roger McGough, LiTTle MACHiNe, Camilla McLean
"oger McGough’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves! New album The Likes of Us. 2017 encompassed more McGough milestones than the average year. The 50th anniversary of the iconic & top-selling Penguin Modern Poets’ no.10 - The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten. Then the summer of ’67 epic poem of love & lust, Summer With Monika, republished and newly illustrated by Chris Riddell. A host of country-wide dates with The Bootleg Beatles and the RLPO in It Was Fifty Years Ago Today which sold out the Royal Albert Hall in hours. November, Roger’s significant birthday month, saw the publication of 80 - a selection of poems for children (Puffin). The beat goes on. @McgoughRoger ‘What a night. Roger and Little Machine stormed it’ Bewdley Festival ‘Liverpool’s own Poet Laureate’ Daily Post ‘…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"
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Hilarious and surreal, Roger McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough's characteristic wit and wordplay too. Newly elected President of the Poetry Society, Roger McGough has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool for good behaviour. Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, and presenter of BBC R4's long-running Poetry Please. The beat goes on.
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