Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Roger McGough

17th Jun 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Arts Centre

Saturday 17th June 7.30pm (NOT 7pm – PLEASE NOTE NEW LATER START TIME)

Roger McGough with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Ensemble 10/10  
‘I spent the summer with Monika and Monika spent the summer with me’.


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This performance will take place in the Rose Theatre

Roger McGough’s magical, iconic tale of love was published in 1967 and subsequently scored and released on record with music by composer and guitarist Andy Roberts.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s new music group, Ensemble 10/10, will play Roberts’ original arrangements as McGough reads his epic poem, as well as featuring more of his classic poetry set alongside other music. This event will celebrate Liverpool’s role in the outpouring of cultural energy and creativity in the 60’s.

Roger McGough, ‘a trickster you can trust’, is one of Britain’s best-loved poets and has rightly been named ‘Liverpool’s own Poet Laureate’ He was awarded his OBE for services to poetry in 1997 and a CBE last year. He was recently honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. Roger is an original member of the influential Mersey Poets

MORE EVENTS! Further details about Festival of Ideas 2017 can be found here