Recently dubbed the patron saint of poetry by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough is one of Britain’s best known contemporary poets. He presents Radio 4’s Poetry Please and was last year elected president of The Poetry Society. He’s also a former pop star, reaching Number One as a member of The Scaffoldin 1968 with Lily the Pink.
Here he reads from his collection That Awkward Age, in which he wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca’s trousers.
Adisa the Verbaliser
Performance poet Adisa the Verbaliser and local poet Hannah Lowe will also be appearing on stage.