Don Paterson – Toy Fights, A Boyhood

Multi-talented poet, (sometime jazz musician) and twice TS Eliot prize winner, brings us a deeply humane and brutally hilarious memoir about family, money and music but also about schizophrenia, hell, narcissists, debt and the working class, love ,origami and the peculiar insanity of Dundee.

Expect some honest revelations and poetry from Don who Colm Toibin has described as ‘one of the greatest poets now writing anywhere’.

Chaired by Claire Malcolm

Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March.
  • Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
  • Hearing loops are available.  Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).

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Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre
Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


30 Apr 2023 - 30 Jul 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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