Unexpected treat for poetry lovers

An unexpected treat is in store for poetry lovers at Ropery Hall on Tuesday, November 25.

Lifted, one of a new series of literature events put on by Northern Accent,  will be on stage at Ropery Hall promising an uplifting evening of poetry celebrating the moments of pleasure in everyday life with Jo Bell and Tony Walsh (better known as Longfella)

These two exciting poets – Jo is currently the Canal’s Poet Laureate while Tony has performed in venues from the British Library to Glastonbury – have performed all over the country and sound the heights and depths of happiness in a thoughtful, uplifting show that celebrates friendship, love, and the small moments of life worth paying attention to.

Jo’s books include Navigation which is now in its third edition and her performance work has twice been nominated for a Ted Hughes award.  With 18 years as an archaeologist (specialising in industrial archaeology) and years living on a boat, Jo’s unique perspective of life fills her poetry while Tony, better known as Longfella, is a towering powerhouse of poetry who has performed in venues from the British Library to Glastonbury and is the author of Sex & Love & Rock & Roll.

“Together these two poets examine the moments of pleasure in life, share their joy in filth, fun and family and aim to leave you feeling glad to be alive,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

The performance starts at 7.30pm and tickets, costing £5, will be available on the door or from The Ropewalk.



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