Sat 30th May, 2.30 – 4.00 pm – Poems read by Paul Muldoon and winners of the Poets & Players poetry competition; music by Minute Taker

In the Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER.


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(David Wilson, Maeve Henry, Janine Pinion, M J Oliver, Paul Muldoon, Minute Taker, audience at the Whitworth)

This is a free event open to all and there’s no need to book.

PaulMuldoonauthorphoto-223x300Paul Muldoon has published eleven major collections of poetry along with numerous other works. The Annals of Chile won the T S Eliot Prize in 1995; Moy Sand and Gravel won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2003 His latest collection, One Thousand Things Worth Knowing, was published in the UK by Faber and Faber and in the US by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in January 2015. He has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.”



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© Malc Stone

Minute Taker is the artist name of Manchester-based folktronic singer-songwriter Ben McGarvey. His 2 albums Too Busy Framing (2008) and Last Things (2013) have gained critical acclaim from Clash, Notion, The 405, The Guardian, Manchester Evening News and Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music), prompting comparisons to Thom Yorke, James Blake and Kate Bush. When performing Minute Taker loops voice, synths, glockenspiel and electronic beats to create multi-layered soundscapes that form the backdrops for his piano songs. Minute Taker also composes for theatre, most recently dark stage musical HOAX My Lonely Heart which premiered at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in June 2014.  His new conceptual audio-visual show To Love Somebody Melancholy will premiere at Chorlton Arts Festival in May.


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