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Michael Rosen: Pebbles

Wednesday 14 August at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join MIchael Rosen for a unique poetry experience

A unique chance to listen, create and perform with Michael Rosen.

In this one of a kind evening Michael will read from his new collection of poems “Pebbles”.

Michael Rosen has been, for many years, a prodigious and prolific user of Twitter (now known as ‘Eggs’). Unlike the armies of ‘anonymous tweeters / raging in the twilight’, his Tweets are variously fables, squibs, musings, daily observations and lifelong preoccupations – pitted prunes, anteaters, Sisyphus, the sound of rain stopping, garlic pickle, blocked sinks, lost suitcases, legs, hummus and bagels, Sats tests, Runcorn, grief, saggy jumpers, chicken soup, Eurovision, COVID, labyrinthitis, kookaburras, fringe-magnets, cucumber raita, sneezing, shamans, raisins, armpit scratching, Rishi Sunak’s maths, pest-control, Dominic Raab and Franz Kafka, skip-wrestling, the after-life, the icing on the cake, antisemitism, Gaza…

Pebbles is a collection of some of Michael Rosen’s most recent poetry-tweets. Sharp, pithy and eloquent, serious and comical, wise and perplexed, these are the everyday reports of an ‘optimistic nihilist’ –someone who doesn’t believe there is any point to existence, but thinks that this is a good reason to make the most of this life while we can.

After Michael has performed some of his latest works you, the audience will have the chance to create your own short “poetry tweets” which will then be read aloud in a unique, shared experience with Michael

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Date:
Wednesday 14 August
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/michael-rosen-pebbles-tickets-935498279537

Venue

The Wanstead Tap Ltd
352 Winchelsea Road
London, England E7 0AQ United Kingdom

Organiser

The Wanstead Tap