Thursday 22 April 2021 | 8:00pm

Brian Bilston: An Evening of Poetry

Thursday 22 April 2021 | 8:00pm

Brian Bilston: An Evening of Poetry

£6.00 - Single event ticket
£35.00£50.00 - Festival Pass
Let Brian Bilston warm your heart and make you laugh for the joy of it as he reads from his latest book of poems: Alexa, what is there to know about love?   

Join Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate Brian Bilston for an event in which he will discuss and read from his latest collection Alexa, what is there to know about love? in which he frets over the challenges of modern life, extols the pleasures of books, broods over politics, and ponders the unfathomable mysteries of love, from caveman days to the internet era. Brian will also read from his Costa-shortlisted novel Diary of a Somebody, as well as his debut collection You Took the Last Bus Home.   

If you like a) laughing or b) words which rhyme with each other, you will love Brian Bilston. Richard Osman  

Part John Cooper Clarke, part Frank Sidebottom… all brilliant.Esquire

Author Biography

Brian Bilston, author of the novel Diary of a Somebody, has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate; with 150,000 followers on social media, Brian has become truly beloved by the online community. His first collection of poetry, You Took the Last Bus Home, was published by Unbound. Diary of a Somebody was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the McKitterick Prize. Brian’s poem ‘Refugees’ is available as a picture book for children and young people, and was set by the composer Mark-Anthony Turnage as part of his song cycle Refugee.   

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