Henry Normal

Henry Normal

Friday 20 November, 7pm


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Nottingham Poetry Festival co-founder and critically-acclaimed TV and film, BAFTA-award-winning writer and producer Henry Normal has returned to his first love of poetry with a new live tour, poetry book and Radio 4 show. Henry’s poetry renaissance is inspired by his experiences bringing up his autistic son Johnny. The result is a funny and moving collection of work, both on the page and the stage, about life and family. His brand new live show “The Escape Plan” is touring in theatres around the country, and draws on over 40 years of work, featuring stories, jokes and poems from his successful BBC Radio 4 series and his seven poetry collections. His latest poetry book of the same name is his eighth published collection and is released on 16th March. A selective works in hardback, this latest volume features over 250 of his favourite and most popular poems.

Support comes from Manjit Sahota and Amelia Daiz


Manjit Sahota is the founder of Poets Against Racism and a local Nottingham poet who has performed in number of venues in Nottingham and around the country since 2016 Manjit formed PAR in 2016 to rally poets, spoken word artist to use their poetry to challenge the rise in racism and spread the word of unity, humanity and Love.
‘Poetry for me is the memory of our history, struggle and resistance’ Manjit


Amelia Daiz is a poet and comedian based in the East Midlands. She is a member of Young Producers at City Arts, a creative organisation that hosts creative events, gigs, talks and workshops throughout the year. Additionally she is a founding member of the Leicester Comedy Society. By combining amusing anecdotes and witty wordplays she hopes to engage a wide audience in the art of spoken word and storytelling. She tells relatable tales of everyday antics, misadventures and the oddities of humanity



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