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Poetry Day: Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi

Saturday 25th March  7pm

Telling Tales: with Patience Agbabi


Award-winning poet Agbabi retells Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century.  From The Miller’s Tale to The Wife of Bath’s, she brings out the performance and wordplay of the work in an event involving the audience.

Venue: The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Tickets: £12 Full /£10 Concession

Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways:

Online: VIC Ticketbox

In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres

By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808

Agbabi is the author of three collections, Bloodshot Monochrome, Transformatrix and R.A.W., and she is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury.  Her poems have appeared on radio and TV around the world and she has toured widely with the British Council. The event is part of the Telling Tales Tour in association with literature producers Renaissance One.

Event guidance: 16 years to adult (adult content)

“A pilgrimage of punks, badasses, broken hearts, beat poets, silver-tongued fixers, town criers, beauties, sinners.” Jeanette Winterson

“The liveliest versions of Chaucer you’re likely to read” Simon Armitage

A taster performance can be seen here.