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Acclaimed poet John Hegley to appear at Wirral Bookfest
ONE of the country's top poets is booked to appear as part of Wirral Council libraries’ festival of literature - Bookfest.
John Hegley, now celebrating 30 years of stage work,will appear at Bromborough Civic Centre on October 7.
John, who is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, began his career performing comedy songs and performance poetry with his band the Popticians.
He later recorded two sessions for legendary DJ John Peel.
John published his first collection of poetry Visions of the Bone Idol (Poems about Dogs and Glasses) in 1984 and has appeared on television in Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Wogan.
His latest books, New and Selected Potatoes and I Am A Potato, will be available for purchase and signing on the night.
Councillor Chris Meaden, cabinet member for health and well being, said: "John is always very popular when he visits Wirral.
"He is joining a really impressive list of performers for this year’s Bookfest - including Roger McGough, David Gaffney, Hilary Green and Helen Walsh.
"John is a very welcome addition to the line up.”
Tickets, which includes refreshments, cost £10 for adults and £5 for children aged nine-to-16 and can be purchased from Wirral’s four central libraries: Wallasey, Birkenhead, Bebington and West Kirby, plus Bromborough Library.
Wirral Libraries’ Bookfest takes place from October 7 to October 13.
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