Milk Poetry is back at Tobacco Factory Theatres! This time the stellar line up will feature the previous UK Slam Champion and internet sensation Hollie McNish and Inua Ellams, who wowed sell out audiences with An Evening with an Immigrant as part of the Tobacco Factory Theatres BEYOND season in 2016.
Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over two million Youtube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios. Here she will be performing poems and reading from, and chatting honestly and openly about, her latest book, Nobody Told Me.
“I can’t take my ears off her” Benjamin Zephaniah
Inua Ellams is an award winning poet, playwright & founder of the Midnight Run. Identity, displacement and destiny are reccurring themes in his work, in which he tries mixing the old with the new, the traditional with the contemporary. His creative work has been recognised with a number of awards, most recently, The Live Canon International Poetry Prize, an Arts Council of England Award, a Wellcome Trust Award, twice shortlisted for the Brunel Prize for African Poetry, longlisted for the Alfred Fagan Award, and a 2009 Edinburgh Fringe First Award.
APlus support from Eve Piper and Chris White.