From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 02 October 2008 12:38
Subject: Ian McMillan - Gulbenkian

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The Ian McMillan Orchestra

Sharp Stories


Thursday 23 October 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


“Catch these guys live … exhilarating” Taplas


Yorkshire words and European music. As featured at The Barbican, BBC Proms, The Sage Gateshead and The South Bank Show. Poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan dances with composer and accordionist Luke Carver Goss of Zapora in this sizzling wok of words and music.


Truly refreshing” Danny Thompson 


Powerful, echoing tales of milkmen, mining, heatwaves, dads, voices found, death by shanty, industrial manoeuvres, 9/11 and the late great Ronnie Barker. Improvised and constructed  -  for audiences, 7 to 107.


“…tunes that range from the stirring to the unashamedly sentimental” The Guardian


Ian McMillan voice

Luke Carver Goss accordion / guitar / vocals

Dylan Fowler guitar / mandocello / vocals

Clare Salaman nyckelharpa / hurdy-gurdy / violin

Nathan Thomson double bass / flutes / kalimba

Oliver Wilson Dickson violin / percussion / vocals


Poet, comedian and broadcaster Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Yorkshire Planetarium’s Poet in Space, Poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC, Humberside Police’s beat Poet, Yorkshire TV’s Investagative Poet and a regular on Newsnight review, The Mark Radcliffe Show, The Today Programme, You & Yours, The Culture Show, Never Mind The Full Stops…and Have I Got News For You? He featured recently on The South Bank Show. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary.


Don’t miss the chance to see “The John Peel of Poetry” (Alec Finlay) at the Gulbenkian Theatre.


The performance will be followed by a book signing.


Tickets £12.50 Students £10


Booking Office 01227 769075

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Press Contact: Jim Howden jim_at_uktouring_dot_org_dot_uk


Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956
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