Superstar poet bringing talk of death, breasts and Transformers to Preston

Posted on - 11th March, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Hollie McNish on stage
Hollie McNish will perform at the Harris

Performance poet Hollie McNish is bringing her award-winning poetry to the Harris.


McNish – who in 2017 co-wrote a play about Dick Kerr Ladies – was persuaded to add Preston to her UK tour by local promoter Garry Cook.

During the gig McNish will read from her latest poetry collections and chat about everything from guilt, sex and politics to death, breasts and Transformers.

Cook said: “McNish is a superstar in the world of performance poetry. Her videos have had over 10 million views on YouTube, and she was recently credited by the Guardian newspaper as spearheading the resurgence of poetry in the UK.”

McNish has many famous fans including writer Benjamin Zephaniah, poet Kate Tempest and TV presenter Davina McCall. 

She won the prestigious Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry in 2016 for her book Nobody Told Me, and was the first poet to record at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios.

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McNish’s upcoming tour includes three sold-out dates at cult London venue The Social, which has hosted Adele, Lily Allen, Bon Iver and The Chemical Brothers.

Hollie McNish will appear at the Harris on Wednesday 20 March at 7.30pm. A few tickets are still available at

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