Cathy Shaw presents:Another Time In Space with TORIA GARBUTT + Keiron Higgins

Friday 10th May 2024


Another Time in Space. Toria will be reading from her latest book.
Toria was born in Knottingley in 1982. Her debut poetry album, Hot Plastic Moon, was released on CD with Nymphs and Thugs in 2014 and her first book, ‘The Universe and Me’ was published in 2018 by Wrecking Ball press. Toria is a regular tour support for Dr John Cooper Clarke and has performedextensively across the UK and Europe, including The London Palladium,Glastonbury Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and BBC’s Contains
Strong Language Festival. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Big Issue North and on BBC radio.
Toria’s new collection ‘Another Time in Space’, published by Wrecking Ball Press, is out now.
“Joan Jett and Patti Smith’s better looking kid sister” John Cooper Clarke
“Toria Garbutt is a beacon of a poet whose work draws us all together, closer to safety. Political, irreverent, warm and necessary, her performances are the stuff of legend.” Joelle Taylor
“Powerful, accessible, intelligent and musical. Just about all the things I love in a poet.” Benjamin Zephaniah
“Toria’s words are silk javelins. Frank explorations of self, outpourings of a joyfully pained mind. She means it coz she’s lived it, I love that girl.” Mike Garry
“Toria is a sage and a seer.” Ian McMillan
“Toria has written an extraordinary love letter to us all” Salena Godden
Toria’s Recent BBC Appearances:
Radio 6 Music with Chris Hawkins for National Poetry Day
Radio 6 Music with Craig Charles
Radio 3’s The Verb with Ian McMillan
Radio 4’s Front Row with Nick Ahad
Radio 4’s Pick of the week Peter Curran
Toria is performing at venues across the UK to sold out audiences.
She is currently writing a radio drama, ‘Funerals for Birds’, about her experience of addiction.
Support by Keiron Higgins
Tickets £10 members /£12 full. Buy from the bar or See Tickets.