PERFORMANCE: Laurie Bolger ‘Talking to Strangers’
Saturday 6 July 2019
Laurie Bolger is a stand-up poet and presenter based in London. She has performed and hosted venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Old Vic Theatre and St Paul’s Cathedral and has been Poet in Residence in various public spaces including The Ivy House Pub and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Her ‘Talking to Strangers’ performance brings you stories and chats about comfort food, supermarket meltdowns, tea and pub love. Her warm and witty poems ask the big questions: how does that annoying passenger on the bus turn out to be the stranger that saves the day? Sometimes, when life is lonely, strangers give us the answers we need.
Laurie was lead facilitator for BBC 1Xtra’s Words First and has received national airplay on the BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. She was shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate of London, performing at major London venues and has also performed at festivals across the UK including Glastonbury.
“The Poet in Residence of my heart” Phill Jupitus
“If I could jump into Laurie’s poems I would. I imagine it’d be lovely and warm in there.” Hollie McNish
Photo: by Caro Pak