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Friday 9 June 2023, 8pm

Foyer Poetry: Hollie McNish

Foyer Poetry: Hollie McNish

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of Foyer Clubs

Summer 2023 sees the introduction of poetry to our popular series of foyer events. Join us from 7pm for drinks and street food followed by a superb evening of live poetry featuring two support acts and headliner Hollie McNish.

Hollie McNish loves writing. She is based between Cambridge and Glasgow and has published five collections of poetry and memoir – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum, Nobody Told Me - of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’. Her most recent work Slug...and other things I’ve been told to hate covers topics from grief to otters, grandmothers to masturbation and body image and is a Sunday Times bestseller. With fellow poet Sabrina Mahfouz, Hollie co-wrote Offside, a play about the history of UK women’s football and she has just completed a modern re-imagining of Sophocles’ Greek Tragedy Antigone.

Hollie is a fan of online readings and accessibility and has a large online following, her poems having garnered millions of views worldwide. She is the first poet to have recorded an album at Abbey Road Studios, London and tours extensively. Her poetry has been translated into German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese and French. She reads in English, French and German.

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Performance information

Running time

2 hours

Content warnings

Age Guidance 13+

This event is not recommended for children under 13 years old

Content

This show contains strong language and adult themes

Booking information

Seating style

We will have chairs and tables laid out in the foyer. Each table seats four people, so if you have a smaller group you may be sharing with another party.

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Street food

Street food will be available to pre-order for this event from the week before. Please check this page again for further information

Transport

Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

What to expect from Foyer Poetry

Hear from the creator of Foyer Poetry, local performance poet Hannah Walker, about what you can expect from this new series.

Information for your visit

Friday 9 June 2023, 8pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

7pm - 7.45pm
If you are ordering food, please book a time slot after 7pm as the foyer will not be open until this time.

Foyer opens

7pm
You don't need to collect tickets for this event - your name will be on our guest list.

Show starts

8pm
Foyer Poetry's curator Hannah Walker will introduce the evening's support act, local performance poet Jess Dickinson, who will be followed by headliner Hollie McNish.

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

10pm (approx)

Pre-order street food now

Food van Nomadough will be serving sourdough wraps at this event. Choose your time slot (from 7pm onwards) and pre-order your food now for collection on the night.

Pre-order food now

Content warnings

Age Guidance 13+

This event is not recommended for children under 13 years old

Content

This show contains strong language and adult themes

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Foyer seating

We will have chairs and tables laid out in the foyer. Each table seats four people, so if you have a smaller group you may be sharing with another party.

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Pre-order food and drinks

Pre-order street food now

Food van Nomadough will be serving sourdough wraps at this event. Choose your time slot (from 7pm onwards) and pre-order your food now for collection on the night.

Pre-order food now

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