TV writer brings poetry show to Gedling borough libraries

 TV writer brings poetry show to Gedling borough libraries
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An award-winning TV and film writer is to bring his poetry show to Gedling libraries this spring.

Nottingham’s own Henry Normal will be at Arnold, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Carlton Hill, Ravenshead and Gedling Libraries during April and May.

The Royle Family writer and Gavin and Stacey producer will be there to present a one-hour show packed with fun, poetry, jokes, stories and more.

His show will also feature an open invitation to attendees to read their own poem in front of the audience.

The New Poetry Society Tour is part of Nottingham Poetry Festival 2020.

Henry is co-writer and producer of some of the biggest hits of British TV and film of recent years. He co-wrote Mrs Merton and The Royle Family amongst others, and produced Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge, the Oscar-winning film Philomena, and many more.

Henry’s poetry books include his last collection Strikingly Invisible and the new collection The Escape Plan, and he has performed his poetry widely across the UK. Henry has written and performed six BBC Radio 4 shows, including A Normal Universe.

You can see his poetry show on the following dates:

Burton Joyce Library, April 2, between 3-4pm

Carlton Hill Library on April 20, between 2-3pm

Carlton Library on April 20, between 4-5pm

Ravenshead Library on April 2, between 3-4pm

Arnold Library on April 23, between 5.30 -6.30pm

Gedling Library on May 2, between 9.30-10.30am.

Go to for more information and the full touring calendar.


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