Roger McGough, Stan Skinny, Buddy Wakefield
Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FS
Tuesday 21 May
£15 (in advance or on the door)
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Part of the Festival of Debate 2019
Roger McGough is the ‘Patron Saint of Poetry’ (Carol Ann Duffy). His exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough’s signature wit, irreverence and vivacity.
Stan Skinny is a poet, comedian and singer. He has performed on many stages, including festivals ranging from Sheffield Pride to Edinburgh Fringe, where he had his first solo show Tesco Chainstore Massacre. He is currently working on his first collection, Dogs Not Allowed Fire Fighting Equipment. Alongside this, he performs with his twin brother, Matt, in their own version of Macbeth. They also co-wrote and performed a successful sketch comedy show Hairy Feet at Edinburgh Festival in 2011. Stan has declared that they continue their pursuit of achieving enough success to buy an ice cream van and live in Elsie by the sea! Stan is writer-in-residence at Bradford Academy.
Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear, then went on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in over 1500 venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe’s Shoko Festival and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia.
Abbeydale Picture House is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet.