Poetry at the Star and Shadow, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date: December 8, 2019

Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm

Location: The Star and Shadow, Warwick Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE21BB

Join us at lunchtime as two top Midlands performance poets and Newcastle’s own Harry Gallagher perform their work.

The Café is open so have your lunch while you are here.

Emma Purshouse is Wolverhampton’s first ever poet laureate, and an outstanding performer who’s funny, sharp, and outspoken. She is winner of the Making Waves poetry competition (judged by Luke Wright) and her work features in the Common People anthology of working-class writing (edited by Kit de Waal).

Steve Pottinger has performed across the UK, and achieved notoriety when his letter to Caffe Nero, attacking their tax avoidance, went viral. His work is political, satirical, and celebratory.

Harry Gallagher is well-known to poetry lovers in the north-east. He is widely published, with several books and pamphlets to his name. His book ‘Northern Lights’ came with endorsements from John Hegley & Henry Normal. Harry runs the north-east Stanza of the Poetry Society and tours nationwide.

This will be a pay-as-you-feel event, starting at 12.30pm.

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