Tony Walsh

Building spirit in individuals and communities through creative art activities

Saturday 6 October 2018

Tony Walsh is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary talent and a remarkable story.

Overcoming childhood poverty and illness, then working everyday jobs in the communities of his beloved home city of Manchester, he has risen in recent years to become one of the UK’s most widely recognised and most in-demand professional poets. 

 A regular on tv and radio since 2011, Tony performs and teaches internationally and his work has been commissioned by a growing list of major institutions, attracting a legion of fans and celebrity admirers.

His work came to worldwide attention in May 2017 when broadcast globally from the vigil for victims of the arena bomb outrage in his beloved Manchester. His performance trended worldwide on social media and his poem, This Is The Place, entered the folklore and fabric of the city he’s still proud to call home – painted onto walls, recited in schools, re-mixed by DJs, even tattooed onto skin. 

Presented in Partnership with Litfest and Smaller Rooms. 

Start Date Start Time End Date End Time Information
06/10/2018 19:30 06/10/2018 22:00 “The poet who defined a city with the poem that inspired the world.” Forever Manchester