4th February 2009, 9:17am
Ian McMillan to appear at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
One of the UK’s most popular poets, Ian McMillan, will be appearing at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) at the University of Lincoln on Monday 23 February.
Ian is a poet, comedian and broadcaster, proud of his Yorkshire roots. He was recently the focus of The South Bank Show, is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC, and is tipped to be the next Poet Laureate. Ian hosts a weekly words show The Verb on BBC Radio 3.
After the reading, which starts at 7.30pm, Ian will be signing copies of his latest book Talking Myself Home. The book is Ian’s life story in poems, and is described as a ‘self-deprecating self-portrait, in which McMillan presents himself as the innocent bystander to a surreal life.’
A spokesperson for LPAC said: “We’re delighted to be bringing another much-loved act to Lincoln, especially following the success of the Just a Minute show in January. Ian is quite a character and the evening promises the audience an insight into his take on many aspects of everyday life.”
Ian will be holding a workshop during the afternoon for the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate students from creative writing courses, offering them a unique experience.
The performance will take place on Monday 23 February from 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. It is suitable for people age 13 and above. Tickets cost £10 or £8 for concessions, £3 for students and children. They are available from the LPAC and Engine Shed box office Monday to Saturday 10am until 4pm, from www.lpac.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 4414
For more information on Ian visit www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk