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WRAP Live! with Ashley Hickson-Lovence

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Join WRAP's Becky Cullen for a discussion with Faber and Penguin writer Ashley Hickson-Lovence. They'll be talking about Your Show, Ashley's novel about Uriah Rennie – the first Black Premier League referee, as well as chatting about Wild East, Ashley's forthcoming novel. Talking poetry, masculinity, and red cards, you'll wish there was extra time. Free and open to all.

  • When: Tuesday 21 November 2023, 7 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP, and available to livestream via YouTube
  • Cost: Pay what you decide
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 21 November 2023, 7.00 pm
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Event details

WRAP is back with another live literary event at Metronome, this time with brilliant Faber and Penguin writer Ashley Hickson-Lovence.

Ashley will be in conversation with poet and WRAP Director Becky Cullen.

Ashley was born in London in 1991 and is a former secondary school English teacher. He is currently completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia and is a Lecture of Creative Writing at the Arts University Bournemouth. In his spare time, using his experience as a football referee, he formally observes semi-professional referees for the FA. His debut novel The 392 was released with OWN IT! in April 2019. His second novel Your Show, based on the life and career of former Black football referee Uriah Rennie, was released with Faber in April 2022.

You can enjoy this event in person or watch the livestream on YouTube.

Performance information

Tickets: coming soon!
Doors: 6.30 pm
Performance: 7 pm
Running time: Approximately 90 minutes
Age guidance: 14+ – this is a live event and may include some swearing and discussions of difficult topics that are suitable for an adult audience.

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Location details


Huntingdon Street
NG1 1AP, and available to livestream via YouTube

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