Poet, popular Radio 3 broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss
On Friday 8th February, 7.30 pm, a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!
Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word, The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4) … He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze. @IMcMillan www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk
Luke Carver Goss has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera The Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival, a new carol A Single Snowflake Falls for Chester Music Society and soon a new piece for Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir’s Centenary.
‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound… British music at its most ingenious’
John L Walters, The Guardian
His Last Train to Elvet for Durham Brass Festival & Tredegar Town Band – ‘
“a journey rich in emotional range pulled off with the most delicate and intricately woven touch’
Colin Robson, Durham County Arts Officer –
and compositions for Black Dyke Brass Band, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. www.lukecarvergoss.co.uk
There will be a book signing and chat in the Reading Room after the performance
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