Polari Prize Tour



The Polari Prize Tour kicked off at the Southbank Centre in style last week with headliner David McAlmont (pictured with host Paul Burston). We then headed up to Newcastle for Books on Tyne with former Polari Prize winner Mari Hannah and more.

Both events were packed and received an enthusiastic reception from audiences.


Next up is Polari On Sea at The Printworks, Hastings on Dec 12 where the lineup includes Jake Arnott, Sophia Blackwell, Lesley Thomson and Mother Christmas.

7pm doors for 7.30pm start. £8 from Eventbrite (some £6 conc on the door)


The tour continues into 2019, with most dates confirmed.


Coming up early in 2019 we have –


WHITEHAWK LIBRARY - FEB 2, 2-4PM. FREE

John McCullough (former Polari Prize winner)

Elly Griffiths

VG Lee

Cerys Evans



LONDON BOOK & SCREEN WEEK AT LIGHT LOUNGE SOHO - MAR 12, 6.30-8.30PM. £5

VG Lee

Keith Jarrett

Angela Clerkin

Ian Elmslie



HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL AT SMALL SEEDS - MAR 27

Fiona Mozley (current Polari Prize winner)

Gerry Potter

VG Lee

Paul Burston


EDINBURGH SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY - APRIL 11

Kirsty Logan (former Polari Prize winner)

RJ Arkhipov

Claire Heuchan

VG Lee

Paul Burston


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