The Lobster Tour by Hollie McNish

5pm - 7pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price Pay What You Can, £3 - £20
  • Event type Performance
Book Tickets


After a run of sold out shows up and down the UK, Hollie McNish is back with a brand new book, Lobster and other things I'm learning to love. A Sunday Times bestselling writer whose live readings are not to be missed, expect strong language and adult content, gift-wrapped in gorgeously crafted poetry.

In Lobster, Hollie brings her much-loved style to questions of ffriendship, flags and newborns, clocks, cocks and volvos, shining a ridiculous and beautifully poetic lens upon all those things we have been taught to hate, and which we might just learn to love again.

Adult content warning 14+ with a  book signing after the gig.

“Makes me cry and howl with laughter” –Paapa Essiedu

“Her writing is sublime” –Ellie Taylor

“like Pam Ayres on acid” –Lemn Sissay

“One of the best poets we have”. –Matt Haig

''Never have we needed her more' –Stylist

“Rubbish” –The Telegraph

About the Author

Hollie McNish is a poet and author based between Glasgow and Cambridge. She was the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, London and won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for her poetic parenting memoir –Nobody Told Me–  of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’. She has published four further collections of poetry –Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum and Slug, which was a Sunday Times bestsellerHer new book, Lobster, and other things I'm learning to love is out now. She loves writing.

Recommended Price: £10

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