Award-winning poet and writer, Henry Normal, returns to his hometown of Nottingham as part of his UK tour – 'Collected Poems and Other Landfill'.
- When: Tuesday 3 October 2023, 7 pm
- Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
- Cost: General admission: £15 + booking fee
- Booking deadline: Tuesday 3 October 2023, 7.00 pm
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The very latest and greatest poetry of Henry Normal. 90 minutes that’s been a lifetime in the making.
Since retiring from TV and Film production in 2016, Henry has written and performed multiple BBC Radio 4 shows combining comedy, poetry and stories about family. His tenth show ‘A Normal Home’ was recorded for transmission at peak Radio 4 listening time on the 20th December 2022.
Henry is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.
In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television. He co-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton show. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family.With Steve Coogan he co-wrote the BAFTA winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan’s Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible and all three of Steve’s live tours and the film The Parole Officer.
Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1990, Henry Executive Produced all and script edited many of the shows of it’s 17 and a half year output during his tenure as MD. Highlights of the Baby Cow output during his time include the Oscar nominated film Philomena, I believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle, Marion and Geof, Nighty Night, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge.
Born in St Anne’s, Nottingham in 1956, Henry now lives in Fairlight, Nr Hastings with his wife and screenwriter Angela Pell and their son Johnny.
In April 2018, Two Roads publishers released his book of memoirs ‘A Normal Family’ which was written with his wife Angela Pell, drawing on his family experience. It immediately became a best seller on Amazon and has already been reprinted. The paperback was released on 21st March 2019.
Henry has performed his unique poetry and comedy at dozens of Literature Festivals, theatres and arts centres around the UK in the past few years to great audience and venue satisfaction.
He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University, another by Nottingham University and has a beer and a bus named after him in Nottingham!
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The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.
The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to thetram.net to plan your journey.
For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.
Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.