Poetry Hour with Henry Normal & Gail Webb (Live)

Monday 9th May

4pm - 5pm

St Ann's Library - St Ann's Valley Centre 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham NG3 3GG


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.

On his St. Ann’s Library stop, Henry will be joined by Gail Webb. Born in Abertillery, Wales, Gail now lives in Nottingham. After thirty years working in social care, she began writing poetry in 2018. Gail will share poems from her pamphlet, The Thrill Of Jumping In (Big White Shed 2021), which explore personal crisis, losing someone you love, holding on to memories, friendship and hopes – but there’s also some dancing , some comfort and joy!

Gail was commissioned to write poems for Derby’s New Theatre and is currently Poet In Residence at Lady Bay Arts Trail 2022. She is published in several anthologies. This year she has two poems in Inspire Libraries touring exhibition “Poetry Place”. Her poetry is described as honest, poignant – expect personal, political and anything in between.


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

(organised in association with NPF)



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