Hegley Aims To Settle For A Story
Acclaimed UK poet John Hegley comes to Settle After festival success - Settle Stories get a very special surprise: After the success of the 2016 Settle Stories Festival which saw over 50 events take place in the rural Yorkshire Dales town of Settle at the beginning of April, festival organisers received a very welcome surprise...
The acclaimed poet John Hegley got in touch, said he was passing through Settle and would love to have an evening of poetry and stories with Settle Stories. Festival organisers we're over the moon.
Whilst exhausted after the busiest Settle Stories Festival to date, they couldn't turn down the chance to have one of the UK's best modern poets perform in Settle.
John Hegley is widely known as one of the country's most innovative comic poets with several best-selling volumes of poetry to his name. Hegley is a regular sell- out at the Edinburgh Festival. He has performed internationally including at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the USA Comedy Fetival in Aspen, with Ulrika Jonsson and Anita Dobson in The Pyjama Game and on BBC R4's Hearing with Hegley.
His first public performance monies came from busking his songs, initially outside a shoeshop in Hull, in the late Seventies. He performed on the streets of London in the early Eighties, fronting the Popticians, with whom he also recorded two sessions for John Peel, and has since been a frequent performer of his words, sung and spoken, on both local and national radio.
He is an occasional DJ, dancer and workshop leader, using drawing, poetry and gesture. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from what is now the University of Bedfordshire, and once performed in a women's prison in Columbia.
Sita Brand, Director of Settle Stories Festival says:
'We simply couldn't believe it when John got in touch. As soon as tickets were released on general sale they started selling. Within 24 hours we sold half our capacity. So, we're looking forward to a sell-out event with one of the county's most popular contemporary poets.'
The event will take place in one of Settle Stories regular venues, The Royal Oak in Settle. After a successful festival, this event is the icing on the cake and launches Settle Stories exciting summer season of events.
The event set to take place on the 17th April at 7.30pm at the Royal Oak in Settle.
Tickets are £12 and Under 18 £10.
To book go to www.settlestories.org.uk (no booking fee)
Hegley Aims To Settle For A Story, 11th April 2016, 17:26 PM