Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Crack out the bunting! It’s Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee.  

Thwarted in his attempts to hold a street party by the philistines on the council and unable to shift the over-ordered commemorative plates, Luke Wright does what a poet does best, and takes a deep dive into himself. What follows is his most confessional show to date. 

Wright was adopted as a baby and grew up believing that his adoption “wasn’t a big thing.” But one night he idly stumbled across his birth mother on Facebook. This window to a world that might have been his has thrown up deep questions about privilege, familial love, and destiny. 

This show debuted to a packed arena at Latitude Festival before a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe where it was the toast of the critics. 

“Breathtaking … with a sharpness and wisdom that lifts the soul, and soothes the battered heart.” ★★★★ The Scotsman  

“A winning combination of honesty, humour, ire and wonder. He is at the peak of his powers.” ★★★★★ The Stage 

Supporting Luke Wright was Oliver James Lomax, a poet, educator, and trustee of the Working-Class Movement Library in Salford

For over twenty-five years, Luke Wright has built up a reputation for being one of Britain’s most popular live poets. He has won an unprecedented four Saboteur Awards (national awards for spoken word), a Stage Award, and a Fringe First. He’s sold out shows across the world and regularly tours with John Cooper Clarke and The Libertines. 

Oliver James Lomax is a poet, educator, and trustee of the Working-Class Movement Library in Salford. He has published 5 collections of poetry including The Dandelion Clock (2020) and Burial of the Cameo (2023). Oliver has written poetry for film and television and in 2019 released his first spoken word single. He released his debut album Working-Class Love Poem (Shadrack and Duxbury 2023) which he is currently touring across the UK. His poems are now taught in schools.

‘Dammed fine poems, full of emotional resonance and vivid imagery; the world made fresh to the eye and ear.’ – Ian Rankin

‘Poems that dance with originality and are tenderly unafraid of love and belonging.’ – Mark Thomas

 

The event was hosted by Helen Jeffery, who has been writing and performing spoken word since 2018 and in January 2022 published her debut poetry pamphlet, ‘Journey’. In addition to poetry, Helen has written several plays including, ‘The Brink’ and ‘Gun Metal Blue.’ In March 2024, her newest play, ‘Buckled’ opened at the Shakespeare North Playhouse Studio, before touring to other venues in the North West.  

Wednesday 22 May, 8pm 

Leaf, 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ 

£10 

Event Details

Date: May 22, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

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