Poetry Hour with Henry Normal - Retford Library

Retford Library, Retford

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Venue Retford Library
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As a part of Nottingham Poetry Festival 2024, Henry Normal and his hand picked guests team up with Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries to undertake a tour of four Nottinghamshire Libraries. Book your tickets for an hour of poetry and comedy that will have you laughing and crying, most likely at the same time.


For more information on Nottingham Poetry Festival check out nottinghampoetryfestival.com.



Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and co-founder of Nottingham Poetry Festival. He co-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton show and the spin-off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm, and co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. In June 2017 Henry was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television after retiring from Baby Cow Productions in 2016, where highlights of his tenure as MD include the Oscar-nominated film Philomena, I Believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle, Marion and Geoff, Nighty Night, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge. Henry has written and performed 11 BBC Radio 4 shows combining comedy, poetry and stories about family. He was recently given an honorary doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University, another by Nottingham University, he has a beer and a bus named after him in Nottingham and has just completed a nationwide sell-out theatre tour with the Banksy of poetry, Brian Bilston.

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