Roger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children.
‘The godfather of modern British poetry’ – Metro
‘The patron saint of poetry’ – Carol Ann Duffy
‘Liverpool’s own Poet Laureate’ – Daily Post
Safety in Numbers is a new collection from the nation’s favourite poet. Traversing rocky terrain with the assurance of a poetry Rover on Mars, McGough brings down to earth the strangeness of a time on hold. Staycations, adultery in lockdown, ghosts and gamblers, as well as playful advice to up and coming poets. (Don’t do it!) With the gift of many tongues, playful, surreal and tender, McGough ‘a trickster you can trust’ reveals the telling moments of our lives. President of the Poetry Society, he has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. After Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten and his Molière adaptations with English Touring Theatre, Roger presents the long-running Poetry Please. The beat goes on.
Roger is joined by poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and musician & composer Luke Carver Goss for a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy. Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC and The Academy of Urbanism. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4). Cats make him sneeze.
Date: Thursday 21 October 2021
First set: 7.30-8.20pm
Second set: 8.40-9.30pm
This event forms part of the St George’s Hall Charitable Trust programme. To find out more about the Trust, please visit here: www.stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk/about/charitable-trust.
Image: Allan Melia