James McDermott will read from his collection of wry, witty and cheeky poems, with a screening of his film on the same topic – exploring how the experiences of growing up gay in a homophobic world and in rural millennial England affect a gay man’s relationships with himself, his partners, the LGBTQ+ community and the wider world.
“The language, wit, insights, power of expression… Simply magnificent. You don’t have to have grown up gay to love and appreciate this poetry, but it will of course have a special charge, beauty and meaning for those of us who have” Stephen Fry
“Bold, startling” Julian Clary
“Hilarious and honest” Jonathan Harvey
“McDermott’s debut delivers us his heart, terrors and triumphs” Luke Wright
“Frank and funny” Molly Naylor
Running time: 01 hours 30 minutes