ARPIL 6th MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG with Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger.



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The UK’s foremost rock and roll poet comes to Walthamstow for a night of poetry with a comedy bent.

A brilliantly talented, original poet, playwright and broadcaster. Murray is the current poet in residence with BBC Radio 6 music and regularly appears on BBC 5 Live and BBC Radio 4.

His celebrated live performances of poems such as ‘The Life & Death of Art’, ‘Simply Everyone’s Taking Cocaine’ and ‘Casual Sex’ have already entered into contemporary consciousness and established him as a cult figure.  His razer-sharp verse is snappy, witty and richly satirical, but also at times romantic, serious and heartfelt.

He garnered international attention upon signing a million pound record deal with EMI records and has toured with: The Pretenders, Julian cope, Morcheeba. As well as performing on the main stage at Glastonbury and headlining, Latitude, Festival Number-Six plus many other UK music festivals.

Murray has written and performed for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and played the legendary CBGB’s  in NewYork.

His modern cautionary tales for children are regularly, read, sung and performed all over the world. View some here:


mma Purshouse is a free-lance writer and performance poet from the Black Country. In October 2019, she became Wolverhampton’s first ever Poet Laureate, a post she’ll hold for two years. She’s also a poetry slam champion and performs her work across the country. 
Emma is co-author of ‘The Nailmakers’ Daughters’ (Offa’s Press).  Her children’s poetry collection ‘I Once Knew a Poem Who Wore a Hat’ (Fair Acre Press) won the Rubery Book Award for poetry in 2016.  In 2017 Emma won the ‘Making Waves’ international spoken word competition judged by Luke Wright.  Her first full length collection ‘Close’ (Offa’s Press) was published in October 2018. You can read a review by poetry website Write Out Loud here.
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Steve Pottinger is a prize-winning poet who has performed across the UK and Ireland, in pubs, clubs, and at festivals. He’s also co-written three punk autobiographies and is the driving force behind Ignite Books.

You’ll find his website at