Brian Bilston & Henry Normal

Brian Bilston & Henry Normal

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Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate.

With over 400,000 followers on social media, Brian has become truly beloved by the online community.

He has published several collections of poetry, including 'You Took the Last Bus Home' and 'Alexa, what is there to know about love?', described by one reviewer as "the funniest collection of humorous verse I have seen in a long time". His novel 'Diary of a Somebody' was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award. He has also written poetry for children, including a collection of football poems, '50 Ways to Score a Goal', while his acclaimed poem 'Refugees' was set to music by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and turned into a picture book.

'Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems' is his latest book, a brilliant collection of poems that will take the blues out of Monday, flatten the Wednesday hump and amplify that Friday feeling, from January through to December.

Visit Brian's website or find him on Twitter and Instagram

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV & film producer and was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television; he has co-written several TV programmes including the multi-award-winning 'Mrs Merton' show and the first series of 'The Royle Family'.

Henry has written and performed several BBC Radio 4 shows combining comedy, poetry and stories about family and in 2018, Two Roads publishers released his book of memoirs, 'A Normal Family', which was written with his wife Angela Pell, drawing on his family experience. It immediately became a best seller on Amazon and has already been reprinted.

“Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal" - Simon O'Hagan, Radio Times

“The Alan Bennett of poetry” - The Scotsman

“Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit” - The Guardian

“A mixture of the absurd and downright wacky... a gentle giant of stand-up poetry” - The List

"Distinctly funny" - Time Out

Presented by Edge Street Live

There will be a book signing after the show.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £26.50 and £21.50
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £2 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex

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