CANCELLED - Henry Normal's Poetry Hour Epic Tour

We are sorry to inform you that the entire Poetry Hour Epic Tour with Henry Normal has been cancelled in response to government advice on coronavirus. We hope to reschedule the whole Poetry Hour tour in the future. 

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Get ready for something extra special this spring, as your friendly neighbourhood poet, writer and award-winning TV and film producer Henry Normal brings his funny and accessible poetry hour to every Inspire Library -including the Archives, in Notts.

Co-writer of The Royle Family and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Nottingham’s own Henry Normal is coming to your local library to present a one-hour show packed with fun, poetry, jokes, stories and more! Each day will also feature an open invitation to read a poem written by you in front of the audience, and many venues will feature special guest performances by different Nottinghamshire poets.

Do you write poetry?  Some open mic slots will be available on the day. Bring your best poem and read it in front of the audience!

These performances are part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival Celebrations.

The Poetry Hour Epic Tour is part of Nottingham Poetry Festival 2020. Join the celebration at one of these free events - or come to as many as you like. You won't hear the same poem twice!

About Henry

Henry Normal writer of The Royle Family is performing an hour of poetry in every library of Nottingham for free as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival 2020..

Henry is co-writer and producer of some of the biggest hits of British TV and film of recent years. He co-wrote Mrs Merton and The Royle Family amongst others, and produced Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge, the Oscar-winning film Philomena, and many more.

Henry’s poetry books include his last collection Strikingly Invisible and the new collection The Escape Plan, and he has performed his poetry widely across the UK. Henry has written and performed six BBC Radio 4 shows, including A Normal Universe.

“A mixture of the absurd and downright wacky… a gentle giant of stand-up poetry."

The List

Click here to download the complete Poetry Hour Epic Tour schedule.

You can also find printed programs at your local library or for any other inquiries please call Ask Inspire.

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