Polari on Tour

 
 












COMING UP



JUNE 16 – POLARI AT BELFAST LITERATURE FESTIVAL


JULY 7 – POLARI AT BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL


JULY 27 – POLARI AT HULL PRIDE / CITY OF CULTURE




POLARI NATIONAL TOUR, 2016


In 2016, Polari was awarded a grant for the arts from Arts Council England to fund a third national tour, starting with a pre-tour event at the Southbank Centre and taking in 14 towns and cities nationwide


This followed our two critically-acclaimed tours in Autumn 2014 and Autumn 2015, also funded by Arts Council England.


All three tour were a huge success, with great feedback from audiences, artists and local press.


Many events sold out, with over 90% of audience members rating the event they attended “excellent”.


Here’s what else they said –


“Excellent”, "very entertaining”, “fabulous quality”, “loved discovering new writers” – Brighton


“Loved the theatrical readings", "great energy and style", “excellent”, “great variety" – Manchester


“Clever, touching, original and funny”, “friendly atmosphere”, “diverse”, “open and honest” – Liverpool


“Welcoming”, “encouraging”, “loved the eclectic mix", “the quality”, “the humour” – Birmingham



POLARI NATIONAL TOUR 2016 – DATES & WORKSHOPS



JULY 28 – PRE-TOUR LAUNCH AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON

7.30pm. With John McCullough, Sarah Hilary, Juliet Jacques, James Maker and Stevan Alcock

BSL interpreted by Michael Fox-Roberts


SEP 8 – CHAPTER, CARDIFF

7.30pm. With Ursula Martinez, Mark Lock, Karen Mcleod, RJ Arkhipov, Paul Burston and Carey Wood

BSL interpreted by Cathryn McShane


SEP 22 – BISHOP’S STORTFORD LIBRARY

7pm. With Alexis Gregory, Joelle Taylor, Chris Neill, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and more

BSL interpreted by Paul Michaels


SEP 28 – PRINTWORKS, HASTINGS

7.30pm. With VG Lee, Alice Denny, Richard Scott, Paul Burston, Karen Mcleod and more

BSL interpreted by Natalie McGarvie


OCT 14 – MARLBOROUGH THEATRE, BRIGHTON

7.30pm. With Garth Greenwell, Sarah Walton, VG Lee, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and more

BSL interpreted by Natalie McGarvie


OCT 21 – NOTTINGHAM WRITERS’ STUDIO

7.30pm. With Gerry Potter, Sophie Sparham, Gregory Woods, Paul Burston, Anne Goodwin and

Karen Mcleod

BSL interpreted by Paul Michaels


NOV 4 – ASSEMBLY ROXY, EDINBURGH

7.30pm. With Val McDermid, Mari Hannah, Shane Strachan, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and more

BSL interpreted by Gill Wood


NOV 11 – WRITE IDEA FESTIVAL AT IDEAS STORE, TOWER HAMLETS

7pm. With Paula Varjack, Jett Nyx, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and Keith Jarrett

BSL interpreted by Martin Fox-Roberts


NOV 15 – HOVE LIBRARY

7pm. With Juno Dawson, John McCullough, Wayne Herbert, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and more

BSL interpreted by Natalie McGarvie


NOV 18 – GRAND THEATRE, BLACKPOOL

8pm. With Jonathan Harvey, Rosie Garland, Paul Burston, Karen Mcleod and more

BSL interpreted by Sarah Gardner


NOV 19 – MAC BIRMINGHAM

7.30pm. With Kiki Archer, VG Lee, Scott Campbell, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and more

BSL interpreted by Sarah Perks. Part of shOUT Festival 2016


NOV 21 – FRUIT SPACE, HULL

7.30pm for 8pm. With Chris Green, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and more

BSL interpreted by Julie Thompson


NOV 23 – NEWCASTLE CITY LIBRARY

7pm. With Sophia Blackwell, Ben Aaron MacLeod, Juli Watson, Karen Mcleod, Paul Burston and more

BSL interpreted by Lynn Jordan. Part of Books on Tyne 2016


NOV 25 – END OF TOUR AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON

7.30pm. With Jake Arnott, VG Lee, Dean Atta, Matthew Todd and Stuart Feather

BSL interpreted by Paul Michaels


 

WORKSHOPS


There will be a 2 hour creative writing workshop held during the day at each destination, facilitated by Karen Mcleod. £5 per workshop.

One person at each workshop will be offered a place on the bill that evening.

For further details, and to reserve a place, please EMAIL

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