Following the now legendary performance of his poem This is the Place in Manchester in May 2017, international audiences are discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade.
An evening with Tony Walsh is certainly a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.
Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this big-hearted performer who often leaves audiences on their feet, dazzled and breathless.
This tour will be an opportunity to see Tony perform some of the poems from his new book, Work / Life / Balance ~ his second full collection of poetry, to be published early in 2020.
“I can’t wait to take my poems, old and new, around the UK in October. Performing live is what I’m all about. There’s something timeless and magical about being in a room full of friends and strangers, laughing together, cheering and crying; sharing a thought or memory, uniting in those special moments. I try to send people away inspired and uplifted, having had a really great night out. Newcomers to poetry would be especially welcome, alongside poetry lovers of all ages.”
Tony is currently touring Ireland and will return to the UK on Wednesday 16 October, where he’ll be kick-starting his tour at London Irish Centre.
Tony’s special guest will be ace Dublin-based poet Stephen James Smith who has wowed audiences all over the world.
You can catch Tony on Wednesday 23 October – Bury Met – Bury https://themet.org.uk/