Return of Kate Fox to Ropery Hall

One of this country’s top stand-up poets and a Radio 4 regular,  Kate Fox returns to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall at the end of this month with her latest show, The Price of Happiness.

Kate’s latest show promises some material from her past and forthcoming Radio 4 series “The Price of Happiness”, as well as a few rants on the joy of being Northern and some funny poems.

A headline artist in her own right Kate has also  supported John Hegley, John Cooper Clarke, Phill Jupitus and Hollie McNish, as well as appearing everywhere from Latitude to the Southbank Centre, the Eden Sessions, the Stand Comedy Club, Express Excess and the Edinburgh Fringe.

She has also been commissioned to do poems for the Today programme, BBC1’s Great North Run Coverage and Great North Passion, BBC2’s Daily Politics and Chelsea Flower Show coverage, Radio 3’s The Verb, and 6Music.  Her ability to write topical and funny material to order (a legacy of being a radio journalist) means she often includes news poems in her sets.

Support for Kate  is  Barton’s very own Ruth E. Dixon who returns to her roots to perform her comedy poetry.  Since launching her show, The Shallow Depths, at Ropery Hall in 2014 Ruth and her pianist husband Pete have taken it on tour to rave reviews, including at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe – where Dixon was described as “reminiscent of a female Tim Minchin”.

A former BBC Radio Humberside and Look North presenter, Ruth’s passion for spoken word was ignited through her weekend radio show.

Kate and Ruth are appearing on Wednesday, November 30, starting at 7.30pm with tickets costing £7 in advance or £9 on the door with a special student price of £5.  Tickets can be bought online at,  in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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