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Luke Wright - Liverpool date for new show on 2022 tour

WHETHER he's playing master of ceremonies at a Libertines show in front of 5,000 screaming rock fans or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry to places it doesn't normally go. His poems can be tender, riotous, caustic and romantic and he delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.

Now Luke is preparing for an extensive tour the UK in 2022 with an all new show of poems. The tour will visit the length and breadth of Britain, from The Channel Islands to Scotland and is coming Liverpool Philharmonic, on 16 February 2022.

In the show his deliciously funny poems are set against a backdrop of Pandemic politics, ageing parents, and an endless, droning culture war. Wright throws a squat party in his:- 'poor old heart,' featuring a cast of murderous swans, sozzled devils, and the people we most want to protect.

For over 20 years now Luke has toured the world to perform his flamboyant, political and riotously funny poetry. In March 2020 that all came to an enforced halt but now he is ready to fully emerge from this temporary retirement with an infectious thirst for life. But what kind of life? And does it bear any resemblance to the one he had before?

Luke said:- "Usually I spend much of the year touring around the world so the Pandemic Lockdown's gave me time to reflect more and think about how the Pandemic has affected people from all walks of life. After so long It's going to be a thrill to take this new collection of poems on tour."

No less a personage than Patti Smith praised his:- 'cool poems' and Carl Barât of The Libertines said:- "Luke is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic."

With an international reputation as a leader of the spoken word scene, Luke Wright is 1 of the UK's most riveting spoken word performers. His poems are delivered with dynamism, intensity and charisma. Keenly personal but always inflected with irreverent humour, his poetry is always based on his life; as a poet, a father and a son. He is acknowledged as 1 of our top poets and one of the principle architects of the now thriving UK spoken word scene.

In 2020, when mostly confined to his home he was dubbed:- 'the bard of lockdown' by The Daily Telegraph for his marathon stint of 100 consecutive nights of online shows. These attracted daily viewing figures of up to 10,000.

His latest book, The Feel Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. He is the winner of a Fringe 1st, a Stage Award for Acting Excellence and In May 2021 he won a richly deserved 3rd Saboteur Award, for Best Spoken Word Performer.

For more information about his event on 16 February 2022, at the Liverpool Philharmonic, on Hope Street, visit:- LiverpoolPhil.Com.

Mersey Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Register My Appliance Week 17

THIS week, Mersey Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Register My Appliance Week 17 told us that:- "WE all rely hugely on our fridges, washing machines and microwaves for keeping our busy lives on track, but would your appliance manufacturer know which machines you have and where to find you if a fault came to light with your model? The answer is 'no' for some 100 million appliances, according to recent research. But this could all be remedied by people taking a few minutes to register their much loved appliances. To mark Register My Appliance Week (from 17 January to 21 January 2022) MFRS is urging the public to register their many treasured appliances that, unlike our cars, are still off the radar if a free safety repair is ever needed. While the recent increase in online purchasing (reportedly soaring as high as 70%1) and the advent of smart appliances will all help to improve traceability, according to Government estimates we are now running more than 212 million essential appliances to cook, wash clothes and dishes, clean floors and store our food. Yet official research3 also found that 49% of us have never registered a product, potentially leaving some 100 million large and mid sized older machines untraceable. As part of the Fire Kills Campaign, MFRS is encouraging people to make their homes safer by registering machines at:- RegisterMyAppliance.Org.UK."

Watch Manager, Prevention and Home Safety, Faris Ali, said:- "As we all aim to keep our appliances running efficiently for many years, maintenance and registration of machines becomes increasingly important. Whether we found the appliances in our homes when we moved in, inherited them from family or simply installed and forgot about them. Registration can be done easily; even in these circumstances; because the process can be completed at:- RegisterMyAppliance.Org.UK without a receipt or knowing exactly when the appliance was 1st bought."


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