01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Polari Up North + Gerry Potter + Rosie Wilby

£3.00£5.00

Date: 27 March at 6:30pm

Location: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD

£7 (£5 conc). Early bird offer: £5 (£3 conc) book by 31 January 2019

Doors 6pm, performance from 6.30pm (please note: performance times may vary slightly).

An evening of LGBTQ+ entertainment, with a Festival favourite: the ever-popular, Polari Up North, hosted by Paul Burston, plus special performances by poet Gerry Potter and comedian Rosie Wilby.

6.30pm: Gerry Potter – the award-winning poet reads from his brand new collection of hard-hitting, socio-political poetry, prose and plays: Manchester Isn’t the Greatest City in the World (adult themes/LGBTQ+).

7.15pm: Polari Up North, hosted by Paul Burston. Gerry Potter will join the line up of performers, who this year are:

Paul Burston – Creator of Polari (www.polarisalon.com) and the founder of the Polari First Book Prize. His fifth novel, domestic noir The Black Path, was a No 1 bestseller at WH Smith; his latest, The Closer I Get, is published in 2019.

VG Lee – crazy hat lady, comedian and author of short stories and five critically acclaimed novels, including Diary of a Provincial Lesbian and Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire.

Fiona Mozley – whose Yorkshire-set debut novel Elmet won the 2018 Polari First Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

8.30pm: Rosie Wilby – the comedian, writer and broadcaster presents a mixture of talk, discussion and highlights from her stand-up show Is Monogamy Dead?, a mix of memoir and humorous sociological study, which also became an award-shortlisted book.

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

The venue has a bar and pizzas can be ordered from Bar Maroc upstairs for delivery to Small Seeds.

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Event Details

Date: March 27, 2019

Start time: 18:30

End time: 21:30

Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD

Phone: 01484 951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Doors 6pm, performance from 6.30pm (please note: performance times may vary slightly).

An evening of LGBTQ+ entertainment, with a Festival favourite: the ever-popular, Polari Up North, hosted by Paul Burston, plus special performances by poet Gerry Potter and comedian Rosie Wilby.

6.30pm: Gerry Potter – the award-winning poet reads from his brand new collection of hard-hitting, socio-political poetry, prose and plays: Manchester Isn’t the Greatest City in the World: The Rise and Rise of the Bourgeois Zeitgeist (adult themes/LGBTQ+). Gerry Potter is a poet, playwright, director, actor, and both creator and destroyer of the infamous gingham diva, Chloe Poems. A favourite son of Manchester and his home town Liverpool, he is an Everyman Youth Theatre alumnus and National Museums Liverpool lists him amongst the city’s leading LGBTQ+ icons.

7.15pm: Polari Up North – hosted by Paul Burston.

Gerry Potter will join the line up of performers, who this year are:

Paul Burston – the critically-acclaimed author of five novels and the editor of two short story collections. His latest novel The Black Path was longlisted for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2016 and became a Number One bestseller at WH Smith. He is curator and host of the award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari (www.polarisalon.com) at London’s Southbank Centre and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for debut writers. In 2016, Paul was featured in the British Council’s Global List, celebrating “33 visionary people who are promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world.” He is one of the subjects of ‘Riot Act’, a verbatim play by Alexis Gregory, published by Oberon Books in 2018. Paul’s new novel ‘The Closer I Get’ will be published in 2019 as part of a two-book deal with Orenda Books.

VG Lee – crazy hat lady, comedian and author of short stories and five critically acclaimed novels, including Diary of a Provincial Lesbian and Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire. In 2012 VG Lee was nominated for a Stonewall Award for writing and in 2014 she won The Ultimate Planet award for Best Established Author. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and she contributes articles for The Lady.

Fiona Mozley – studied at King’s College, Cambridge and went on to live in Buenos Aires and London. She studied Medieval History in her home town of York, and works there part time in a bookshop. Her debut novel Elmet, was released by John Murray in 2017 to critical acclaim, a ManBooker shortlisting, a Somerset Maugham award, and The Polari First Book Prize. It is currently enjoying high praise after its US debut. Mozley has just been shortlisted for a Sunday Times Young Writer Of The Year award.

8.30pm (approx): Comedian, writer and broadcaster Rosie Wilby presents a mixture of talk, discussion and highlights from her stand-up show Is Monogamy Dead? which eventually became her award-shortlisted book of the same name.

A mix of memoir and humorous sociological study, Is Monogamy Dead? details Rosie’s very personal quest – from performing stand-up at a sex party to celebrating and re-evaluating her deepest platonic friendships – to find out why Western society is clinging to a concept that is laden with assumption and ambiguity.

Through the results of her online survey asking ‘What counts as “cheating”?’, Rosie reveals how diverse our definitions of infidelity are. She calls for more language, such as the term ‘love affair friendship’, to describe the huge variety of connections that we experience. She also looks at the insights we gain about instinctive male and female behaviours from studying same-sex partnerships.

Rosie appears regularly on TV, radio and at major festivals around the world. Her book follows a TEDx talk, numerous articles for The Guardian, New Statesman and more and a trilogy of comedy shows exploring the psychology of love and relationships.

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

The venue has a bar and pizzas can be ordered from Bar Maroc upstairs for delivery to Small Seeds.

Additional information

Ticket Type

Concession, Full Price

Date

27 March 2019

Time

6.30pm-9.30pm

Venue

Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD

Cost

£5 – £7

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