Next gigs:Saturday 23rd July, 7.30pm
Elvis McGonagall - Stand-up Poet
Tartan funnyman, 2006 World Slam Poetry Champion and BBC Radio 4 regular, Elvis McGonagall is not to be missed! Supported by local wordsmiths Clare Kirwan and Lynn Gerard.Tickets £8
Venue: Hoylake Social Club, 11 Trinity Road, Hoylake CH47 2BR. More on Facebook,
Saturday 8th February, 2.30pm
National Libraries Day
Join our own 'poet in residence' Clare Kirwan for a celebration of National Libraries Day in poetry! Clare, who is widely published, will perform her own quirky library poems and share some by famous poets. Plus OPEN FLOOR - bring your own or a favourite library-related poem! FREE
Venue: Wallasey Central Library, Earlston Road, Wallasey CH45 5DX
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Currently watching the England match in Germany. Faux pas nightmare: don’t mention the war / the World Cup / the Brexit.
My nan had her on her bog rolls #eurovision
.@DPD_UK Pls do the right thing and scrap the £150 charges for staff who miss shifts b/c of illness.
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It’s been a while. For one reason and another I have taken some time out from performing but this summer I’m back… and I’m with Elvis! No, not that Elvis. Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is … Continue reading
I’ve been invited to perform library-related poems (and a bit of short fiction) as the celebration for National Libraries Day at my ‘home’ branch Wallasey Central Library, where I’ve worked for the last three years. I’ve found working here surprisingly … Continue reading
Following the storm damage in New Brighton back in December, there’s a fundraising evening of music, poetry and film at The Light cinema on Sunday 19th January. An invitation for me to perform has had new material ‘flooding’ out (see … Continue reading
Clare Kirwan is a quirky performance poet, flash fictioneer, playwright and putative novelist based in Wirral. She is available for commissions, performances and adventures.