Interactive Schools Poetry Event with Ian McMillan
|Starts:||13:30 4 Oct 2013|
|Ends:||15:30 4 Oct 2013|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||£4 (One free adult supervisor ticket for every ten paying pupils )|
Celebrate National Poetry Day 2013, in this interactive schools poetry event with Ian McMillan.
Ian McMillan has been a poet, broadcaster, commentator and programme maker for over 25 years; he is a surreal and spontaneous performer who is enjoyed by all. He’s explored language & communication with students, teachers, policy makers, local authority officers, politicians and business communities.
Ian is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. Previously he was resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade & Investment Poet, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. He presents weekly show The Verb on BBC Radio 3 and he’s a regular on Coast, Pick of the Week, You & Yours, Last Word and The Arts Show.
'world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers' Carol Ann Duffy
'an inspiring figure, an encouraging & democratic spirit, a strong & popular poet and one of the funniest people in Britain’ Poetry News
‘If there's a more engaging presence on the radio than Barnsley poet Ian McMillan and a more entertaining show than Radio 3's The Verb then I don't know it’
Stuart Maconie, Radio Times
‘the Shirley Bassey of performance poetry’ T.E.S.
‘without doubt the funniest, quirkiest, sharpest presenter in the business’
Sue Arnold The Observer
This performance is a schools event and is most suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils: Years 5 and 6.
Price: £4 (One free adult supervisor ticket for every ten paying pupils )
Travel and Contact Information
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama