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Roger McGough

Roger McGough is a poet, performer and broadcaster who has published over 100 poetry books for adults and children. He has been called ‘the patron saint of poetry’ and ‘the godfather of modern poetry’. He was one of the Liverpool poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Brian Patten who influenced popular culture in the 1960s. The Mersey Sound published in 1967 is one of the bestselling poetry anthologies of all time, selling over a million copies. In the 1960s with John Gorman, and Mike McGear he formed The Scaffold, a troupe performing a combination of comic songs, poetry and sketches, and who had several Top 20 singles including the hit song Lily the Pink

He has been bestowed numerous honours including the Cholmondeley Award in 1988, the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001, and a CBE in 2004. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society and President of The Poetry Society, and presents the popular Radio 4 Poetry Please series. His most recent books include Safety in Numbers which was written during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as books for children, including Over to You, Crocodile Tears and Money Go Round.

Roger McGough

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    What Have We Done? An Evening of Storytelling & Performance

    Stirring stories and phenomenal performances from electrifying writers and poets Leila Aboulela, Mai Al-Nakib, Dana Dajani, Awais Khan and Roger McGough, all answering the simple question: What Have We Done?

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    120.00 AED

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    Rhyme Rumble

    Join children’s poets AF Harrold (The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice) and Roger McGough (Over to You!) for the rhyme rumble – a whimsical journey through the world of poetry.

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    40.00 AED



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