Michael Rosen LIVE STREAM

Thursday 12th May

5.30pm - 7pm


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For the child in all of us, an hour in the company of Michael Rosen, as he shares some of his well-loved poetry.

Michael Rosen is one of Britain’s best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults.  He has published in the region of 200 books for children and adults, including “The Sad Book” with Quentin Blake (Walker Books) – a meditation on bereavement written after the loss of his son, Eddie; “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” with Helen Oxenbury  (Walker Books) – made into an animated film for Channel 4 broadcast Christmas Day 2016 -  and “A Great Big Cuddle” with Chris Riddell (Walker Books).  His poetry for adults includes “Don’t Mention the Children” (Smokestack) and “Selected Poems” (Penguin).  Non-fiction work for adults includes “Good Ideas: How to Be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher” (John Murray),  “The Disappearance of Emile Zola, Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case” (Faber), and his memoir “So They Call You Pisher!” (Verso).

Michael will also be available for book signing before and after the show.

Hosted and supported by Ben Macpherson of GOBS Collective.

Ben Macpherson is a writer, performer and creative based in Nottingham. His work has been heard on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and through the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, spanning from topical sketch comedy to nonsense poetry for the whole family. He recently completed an Arts Council England project to develop his first play and can often be found creating improvised theatre with MissImp, the UK’s longest-running open access improv theatre group. His writing is characterised by a sense of playfulness and a wry sense of humour which he uses to explore ideas about individuals relationships with their communities. He is also the creator of SMUT! The Verbal Burlesque and spoken-word night that celebrates love, sex and identity.

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