Poetry Hour with Henry Normal & Ravelle-Sadé Fairman

Tuesday 10th May

2pm - 3pm

Aspley Library - Nuthall Rd, Nottingham, NG8 5DD


Welcome to Poetry Hour! A chance for you to enjoy some wise and witty words from the wonderful Henry Normal and his special guests, in thirteen libraries around the city, completely free, as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. No registration required – just show up.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a poem to read or simply to come and enjoy the poetry.

Festival founder, the Nottingham-born Henry Normal, began his career as a stand-up poet and went on to become a co-writer of award-winning TV and film hits including The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show and Coogan’s Run, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge and the Oscar-nominated film Philomena.

At his Aspley Library pit stop, Henry will be joined by the wonderful Ravelle-Sadé Fairman. Ravelle-Sadé is a self-proclaimed ‘accidental’ poet, performer, writer and workshop facilitator, as well as being a commissioned writer and voice actor for BBC Radio 4 and a Trustee for New Perspectives Theatre Company. Since realising the power of her honesty – during her first open mic night and impromptu performance – Ravelle-Sadé has used her ‘Poetic Perception’ to normalise conversations around mental health and has been featured in numerous publications. She is a freelance creative, based in Nottingham, who encourages self-belief and invites others to ‘Validate their Voice’, whether that be through her own work, or facilitating the work of others. The ashes of a phoenix can be commiserated as the death of what once was or celebrated as the birth of what will be. Ravelle-Sadé is documenting her re-emergence through her Poetic Perception.

Check the library website for access information: https://www.nottinghamcitylibraries.co.uk/find-a-library/

(organised in association with NPF)

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