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Nottingham Poetry Festival - Elvis Mcgonnagal, Antenna, Nottingham - 27th April 2018

wonderful thought provoking funny evening. great venue great staff. even the drinks were well priced

Posted by po on 29/04/2018

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Nottingham Poetry Festival - Elvis Mcgonnagal, Antenna, Nottingham - 27th April 2018

One of the best nights we’ve had in ages at Antenna. We enjoyed three poets, very diverse and talented. The venue lent itself to the enjoyment, making it an intimate and relaxing setting. Bar service friendly and quick, all drinks fairly priced and good quality, especially special beer brewed for the event.
Well organised event, thanks for faultless evening.

Posted by Pedro on 28/04/2018

"Fantastic night"
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Nottingham Poetry Festival - Elvis Mcgonnagal, Antenna, Nottingham - 27th April 2018

What a treat. Three poets, two unknown to us, the third, Elvis, a big name on the circuit. Bridie Squires and her arresting urban approach to life, the universe, arse sparrows (don't ask) and bins; she filled the stage. Acid, arresting and lippy as her own description. Stephen Thomas outstanding, a true performance poet. The Alphabet Spaghetti AtoZ poetry collection terrific. Rush out and buy. His 'Steve Employment' 'experimental set cries out to go national. Elvis Mcgonnagal is at the top of his game; angry, tender, mega observational, angry again, dissecting the toxic political climate to a new level of contempt with a few Latin quips chucked in for good measure. Great night out and excellent venue. Hope to see all three again doing the Festival rounds where poetry tents are oft bursting at the seams. Bring on Nottm Poetry Fest 2019, it can only get better and better and better.

Posted by Anita-Lindah & Paul on 28/04/2018

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Nottingham Poetry Festival - Elvis Mcgonnagal, Antenna, Nottingham - 27th April 2018

What a great night! The venue was perfect, relaxed and friendly. Settled ourselves down with a well deserved Friday night glass of wine and were treated to three very different but fab poetry performances. Bridie Squires kicked it all off and got us in the mood with her real 'Nottingham' gutsy poems. Stephen Thomas then took us on an hilarious journey through the alphabet; introduced us to Steve Employment's amazing new face to face concept and blew our minds with an Alexander McQueen inspired fusion of spoken word, film and music. As if that weren't enough we then had the cherry on the cake with Elvis McGonagall. We wept laughing as he shared his sharp eyed and even sharper tongued observations on everything from working behind a bar to Donald Trumps hair. Simply brilliant! Thank you Nottingham Poetry Festival.

Posted by Fiona on 28/04/2018

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Nottingham Poetry Festival - Hollie McNish, The Old Cold Store ( Next to the Vat & Fiddle) , Nottingham - 25th April 2018

Very inspiring. Thank you to everyone concerned.

Posted anonymously on 26/04/2018

Antenna is a creative business hub offering its members a superb restaurant, bar and events space. It is ideally located in the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter, with plenty of parking and bus links close at hand.

Patrons are advised to use the NCP car parks nearby as there is limited on street parking (pay and display) outside Antenna. The nearest secure car parks are Victoria Centre, Fletcher Gate and Stoney Street. All are only a five-minute walk away.

Facilities - The Antenna bar is open to patrons throughout the performance. It offers a good selection of wines, beers, hot beverages, soft drinks and confectionery.

New Poetry Festival 17th November -2nd December planned by Notts TV and Nottingham born poet Henry Normal.

After their successful partnership, on the new film documentary ‘I Believe In Miracles’ telling the story of Brian Clough’s 1979 European Cup winning side, Notts TV and Baby Cow Productions’ owner Henry Normal are planning Nottingham’s first annual poetry festival.

Nottingham has an international reputation as a city of words thanks to its poetic ancestors such as Bryon, D.H.Lawrence and Alan Silitoe and for ten days in November poets from across the country will take centre stage in Nottingham as the curtain rises on a new national festival of poetry.

The stella line-up already includes national names in Brian Patten, Lemn Sissay MBE, Atilla The Stockbroker and Luke Wright together with local poets Kev Fegan, Jon Bitumen and the Mouthy Poets.

Nottingham-born Henry Normal, co-writer of the Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Paul Calf, Coogan’s Run and The Parole Officer is helping organise the festival.

Henry himself returns to his first love poetry after 20 years producing TV and films such as Alan Partridge, Gavin and Stacey and the Oscar nominated Philomena.

‘We are hoping to bring together the whole of the poetry community in Nottingham to celebrate the best of the national and local poetry scene.’ Henry Normal

Craig Chettle Chair of the Board of Notts TV comments:

“I am excited to be working again with Henry in bringing some incredible talent to Nottingham. The festival will enhance the city’s cultural offering and hopefully become a highly anticipated annual event”.

The Nottingham Poetry Festival supports the Nottingham city of literature bid.

Three festival events have already been confirmed at the Nottingham Arts Theatre with a host of other shows to be announced at venues across the city.

The Poets:

Friday 27th November
Atilla The Stockbroker
Currently touring his autobiography, performance poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has spent thirty five years touring the world, finally stopping in Nottingham.

Luke Wright
Luke writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues.
“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Johann Hari, The Independent

Kev Fegan
An award-winning Nottingham-born poet and playwright, he has published 10 collections of poetry, and edited several anthologies. He is a regular performer of his own poetry.

Saturday 28th November
Brian Patten
One of the acclaimed Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Roger McGough their joint anthology, The Mersey Sound (1967), has been credited as the most significant anthology of the twentieth century for its success in bringing poetry to new audiences, and is now a Penguin Modern Classic.

Mouthy Poets
A collective founded in 2011 by Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson, whilst studying at Nottingham University it is now making a mark on the national and international poetry scene with many members and countless sell out shows.

Jon Bitumen - The exciting and talented Jon Bitumen famed for his radio Derby appearances makes a rare hometown appearance to showcase his unique brand of powerful poetry.

Sunday 29th November
Lemn Sissay MBE
One of the most revered poets of his generation, Lemn is the author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London. They can be seen in the Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park. His Landmark Poem, Guilt of Cain, was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu in Fen Court near Fenchurch St Station. Sissay was the first poet commissioned to write for London Olympics. His Desert Island Discs will air on BBC Radio 4 at 11.15am on 11th October.

Henry Normal
Described as “the funniest man you’ve never heard of “by The Telegraph, Henry Normal set up Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan in 1999 and has spent his time since creating some of Britain’s most loved TV. He has 6 collections of poetry published, has toured with the band Pulp and performed in the film ‘Glastonbury.’


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