From humble beginnings above a Soho pub in 2007, Polari has gone on to become an award-winning literary movement with a regular residency at London’s Southbank Centre, as well as a touring schedule that brings it to venues and festivals throughout the UK.
Join host and organiser Paul Burston and his hand-picked panel, including playwright and author of ‘The Girl Who Just Appeared’ Jonathan Harvey; critically acclaimed ‘Comedienne’ author VG Lee; performance / video artist Paula Varjack; and writer-performer Christopher Green, creator of faux country singer Tina C and rapping OAP Ida Barr. Together they’ll bring us an evening of ideas and bonhomie guaranteed to entertain, please and educate as they explore their work, its themes and how it all relates to the world at large.
“Lively, funny and inspiring – a gay-themed salon of interest to anyone remotely interested in literature, whatever their sexual bent. Paul Burston’s achievement in consistently bringing together writers and performers who will stimulate and inspire is remarkable” – Patrick Gale
“Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out” – Sarah Waters