Tuesday July 18 we’re at the King’s Lynn Festival with Roger McGough. We are performing at The Guildhall. For more info and booking please visit the King’s Lynn Festival website.
Nicholas Moody reviewed our show at York Lit Fest for The Yorker
“GCSE English Literature has a lot to answer for. It should introduce you to a wide range of poetry, theatre and books. However for some people, a year of dealing with the same anthology of poems ends up making them hate it. That said if you manage not to get scarred, Carol Ann Duffy performing her live poetry is well worth the time….”
Broadway Theatre, Letchworth, with Roger McGough – February 19
Liverpool Playhouse with Roger McGough & Brian Patten – January 28
London – Chelsea Arts Club – with Roger McGough – January 8
Wantage (not just) Betjeman Festival – Sunday October 30
Canterbury Festival with Roger McGough – Wednesday October 26
Dorchester Literary Festival with Roger McGough – Sunday October 23
Southport with Roger McGough – Saturday October 15
Thame Arts & Lit Festival with Roger McGough – Wednesday October 12
Basingstoke with Roger McGough – Tuesday October 11
Norwich Playhouse with Roger McGough – Saturday Sept 24
Shrewsbury – Walker Theatre with Roger McGough – Thursday Sept 15
Cambridge – Madingley Hall – private show – Saturday 16 July
Ledbury Festival with Carol ann Duffy – Saturday July 9
Ashbourne Festival with Roger McGough – Saturday July 2
Dugdale Centre, Enfield with Roger McGough – Friday June 24
Rhyme and Reason Festival – Southwark, London – Tuesday June 7
Hay Festival with Roger McGough – Thursday June 2 & Friday June 3
Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival – Saturday May 28
Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival – Friday April 29
West Bridgford Library, Nottingham – Thursday March 31
The Poetry Library – London – with Liz Berry – Wednesday January 13
Chris’s collection ‘WRITE ME A FEW OF YOUR LINES’ is published by GRAFT POETRY,
Here’s what they’re saying about it…
CH is the ideal poet as observer. Whether writing about foreign parts or reporting on what could be called the home front, his poems are not those of a distanced, disinterested onlooker. Instead, his gaze, exact and almost painterly is warmed by a regard now tender, now wryly witty, one that’s well served by a keen ear and a sure-footed sense of how to pace a line and indeed a whole poem. ‘Write Me A Few Of Your Lines’ is an intensely enjoyable collection.
(Prof. John Lucas, Shoestring Press).
Chris Hardy does a good line in titles, as often as not providing a tantalisingly ironic hint at what is to follow. And, in this substantial collection, what follows proves to be extraordinarily varied, though the poet’s voice is a measured, consistent one. There are poems in which a sense of place is seemingly effortlessly evoked, often through recourse to tiny, telling details. Others reflect on experience gained over the years, offering insight and sometimes wisdom.
(Jeremy Page, The Frogmore Papers).
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