This Month the stars of the show are: Tony Walsh an internationally renown poet and excellent poet and performer Stef Portersmith. starts at 8pm prompt £3
Support comes from: Sharon Jones, Tony Kinsella, Jane Wilcock, Abi Idowu
Manchester's Tony Walsh has become a poet with a growing national and international reputation, performing everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The British Library, from the main stage of The Lowry to The Palace of Science and Culture in Warsaw, Poland.
Tony's poetry has been published on both sides of the Atlantic, translated into Russian, and displayed at both Tate Modern and The British Museum as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund "Best of British" exhibition.
A multiple winner and finalist in top-level poetry slam competitions, he is the current Manchester Literature Festival Comedy Slam Champion and was the runner-up in "The Times" UK Allstars Slam Final at Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2008. In 2011 he was the official website Poet in Residence for Glastonbury Festival from where his work featured on BBC1, BBC Radio 2, BBC6Music and in Q music magazine. He has performed at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios as part of Cerys Matthews' In Conversation With The Clash programme, broadcast on BBC6Music.
In October 2013 he was commissioned by Trafford MBC to write and perform a tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson at the official re-naming of Sir Alex Ferguson Way, outside Old Trafford.
"He is the real deal." Benjamin Zephaniah
"Fired and inspiring." John Hegley
"Absolutely brilliant!" "Unbelievable!" Sir Alex Ferguson
"Tony Walsh rocks. And indeed he rolls!" Elvis McGonagall UK and World Poetry Slam Champion 2006
"There is formal skill from Tony Walsh...", Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
" You could have heard a pin drop. As moving a theatre experience as you can imagine." Prisons Columnist for The Guardian, Eric Allinson
Tony launched his debut full collection, SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL, with new indie press Burning Eye Books in Spring 2013. It has just been reprinted.