Troupers – Keith Hutson and Female Funambulists – Chloe Balcomb
Sun 7th October 5:00pm
Tickets for this event have gone off sale at SIV but are still available at the box office / welcome desk at the students’ union on the day or see the event manager at the venue
Keith Hutson has written for Coronation Street and many well-known comedians as well as publishing acclaimed poetry. Keith will read from current pamphlet, Troupers, about variety performers, which is a 2018 Laureate’s Choice.
“These poems illuminate something timeless about ambition and the human spirit” Carol Ann Duffy
Poet Chloe Balcomb celebrates the fascinating lives of 19th and 20th century female circus performers, from tightrope walkers to tiger tamers, with tales of daring, subversion and liberation.
“Beautiful unshowy language; a precisely controlled tone that allows for an expert build up of narrative suspense” Amy Wack Poetry Editor Seren Press