On Monday October 4th the star of BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, Ian McMillan, will be appearing at Filey’s Evron Centre alongside his sidekick, Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss. It should be an unmissable night of words, music and stories.
The event was originally scheduled as part of the Filey Literature Festival which was postponed due to the pandemic. Whilst the rest of the festival has been rescheduled for May 2022, Ian McMillan is coming to Filey this year as a kind of literary hors d’oeuvre.
Ian McMillan is well-known by his nickname ‘the Bard of Barnsley’, he hosts the weekly hit show The Verb on BBC Radio 3. He is also the poet-in-residence for Barnsley AFC, the Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales. As Andy Kershaw recently commented, Ian McMillan is ‘inching towards the status of a National Treasure’.
Ian’s sidekick Luke Carver Goss has written musical commissions for symphony orchestras, rock bands, musicals, theatres and dance ensembles. He has arranged music for choirs, song-writers, bands and theatres. He works both on his own and in collaboration with composers, writers, dancers and artists.
A few tickets are still available for the show. It takes place at the Evron Centre, Filey, on October 4th. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Priced at just £12, tickets can be obtained in person at Filey Post Office, or online via email to firstname.lastname@example.org