Stapleford Granary

Event description

 Friday 10 May 2019 19:30 £15/£8 under 16



Between You and Me

‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced’ Clwyd Theatr Cymru

'the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe' Frome Festival

inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ Andy Kershaw

'I knew he was good, but he’s even better' Wirral Festival of Firsts

MAGNIFICENT’ Belper Arts Festival

'world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers' Carol Ann Duffy


Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word, The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4) … He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze. @IMcMillan

 Luke Carver Goss has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra,  the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil's Violin. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera The Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stablefor Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival, a new carol A Single Snowflake Falls for Chester Music Society and soon a new piece for Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir’sCentenary. ‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound... British music at its most ingenious’ John L Walters, The Guardian His Last Train to Elvet for Durham Brass Festival & Tredegar Town Band  -  ‘a journey rich in emotional range pulled off with the most delicate and intricately woven touch’ Colin Robson, Durham County Arts Officer -  follows Pure Gold: a 4X4 relay for the Cultural Olympiad, Homing In for The Sage Gateshead and compositions for Black Dyke Brass Band, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

 ‘joyous … great wit’ (4 star)Songlines

‘strikingly original’ (4-star) Maverick

‘from poignant historical nostalgia to broad comedy and cosmopolitan rap … Masterly.’ fROOTS Magazine

‘poetic lyricism … novel sounds … tender music’ Birmingham Post

‘plenty of bizarre and lush’ Sheffield Telegraph

‘An early contender for album of the