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Ian McMillan is coming to Scunthorpe

Famous poet Ian McMillan is coming to Scunthorpe

11 September 2017

You are invited to join poet, playwright and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, on Tuesday 19 September at Normanby Hall Country Park for a charity fundraising event in aid of the North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust.

Ian will be joined by Olympic composer, Luke Carver Goss, to present a hilarious night of words, music and improvisation. The event will be held in the stunning Normanby Hall Regency Room and starts at 7pm to 9.15pm.

Tickets cost £15 each (booking fee may apply) and proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to supporting the work of the North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust. The charity helps local families discover the joys and benefits of reading.

Ian, known as ‘the bard of Barnsley’ for his distinctive Yorkshire accent, hosts BBC Radio 3 show The Verb and is a regular on BBC Breakfast and Countryfile. He is a familiar figure to audiences in North Lincolnshire as a former poet-in-residence with Humberside Police. Ian also contributed the words to the acclaimed opera ‘Cycle Song’, the celebration of Scunthorpe steelworker turned Olympic cyclist, Albert ‘Lal’ White.

Tickets for the event are available directly from Normanby Hall by calling 01724 720588 or online through Eventbrite.

In addition to the evening concert, Ian will also be hosting inspiring Poetry and Art workshops for KS2 pupils and a seminar for teachers called ‘Poetry across the Curriculum’. For more information, and an interview with Ian, visit the TeachNorthLincs website.

You can also support the North Lincolnshire Children's Literacy Trust by purchasing a Lincs Lotto ticket.
Lincs Lotto is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in North Lincolnshire. Tickets are only £1 per week! With 60 per cent going to local good causes and prizes up to £25,000!

You can buy your tickets online now on the Lincs Lotto website and support the North Lincolnshire Children's Literacy Trust.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Community Wellbeing, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Ian McMillan back to North Lincolnshire in September for the charity fundraising event and series of poetry events.

“The North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust works alongside the Imagination Library to help children across North Lincolnshire achieve their full potential through the life-changing power of literacy.

“The Trust works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in communities, so it’s great news that Ian is hosting the event at Normanby Hall to raise money for this wonderful cause.”

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss
First Published:11 September 2017