Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

World Premiere & Brighton Festival Commission

Poets & Illustrators

With Hollie McNish, Bridget Minamore, Toby Campion & Theresa Lola
Illustrations by Jess Wilson & Cressida Djambov

For this one-off event, we pair some of the finest, freshest poets around with live illustrators for a sharp, straight-talking night of poetry, projection and experimental art exploring the theme ‘hard work’ - inspired by David Shrigley’s 2000 book and this Festival’s cover artwork.

Hollie McNish’s poems have challenged stigmas around sex, breastfeeding and young motherhood, earning her a worldwide following. She is joined by Leicester boy and National Slam champion Toby Campion, and two female powerhouses: writer and columnist Bridget Minamore, and 2017 Hammer & Tongue champion, Theresa Lola.

They are joined live by illustrators Cressida Djambov and Jess Wilson who will illuminate their work with vibrant colours, quirky expression and a healthy dose of eccentricity.

Spoken Word
Art & Film
Sat 26 May, 8pm
Under 26s and Festival Standby £10*