Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate; with over 200,000 followers on social media, Brian has become truly beloved by the online community. His first collection of poetry, You Took the Last Bus Home, was published by Unbound. Diary of a Somebody (Picador) was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the McKitterick Prize. 
 Alexa, What Is There To Know About Love?, his last collection, was described by one reviewer as 'the funniest collection of humorous verse I have seen in a long time'. His poem ‘Refugees’ was set to music by Mark-Anthony Turnage for his 2019 song cycle of the same name, and Fifty Ways to Score a Goal, a collection of poems about football for children, was published in 2021. Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems is his latest book and is out now in hardback, a brilliant collection of poems that will take the blues out of Monday, flatten the Wednesday hump and amplify that Friday feeling, from January through to December. 
Twitter: @brian_bilston
Instagram: @brian_bilston

Sunday 7th May 2023

The Black Box, Belfast (As part of CQAF Festival)

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Friday 26th May 2023

The Old Cold Store, Nottingham

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Saturday 10th June 2023

Painswick Centre (SOLD OUT)

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Tuesday 13th June 2023

Blue Sky Festival @ The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham (SOLD OUT)

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Thursday 15th June 2023

Swindon Arts Centre

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Saturday 17th June 2023

Bristol Folk House (SOLD OUT)

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Friday 7th & 21st July 2023

The Pleasance, London

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Wednesday 20th September 2023

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

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Thursday 21st September 2023

Selby Town Hall

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Saturday 23rd September 2023

Buxton Pavilion Arts

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Tuesday 3rd October 2023

The Stables, Milton Keynes

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Wednesday 4th October 2023

The Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Anne's

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Thursday 5th October 2023

Brewery Arts, Kendal

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Friday 6th October 2023

Chorley Theatre

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Wednesday 11th October 2023

The Leadmill, Sheffield

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Thursday 12th October 2023

Sale Waterside

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Wednesday 18th October 2023

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

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Thursday 19th October 2023

Stamford Corn Exchange

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Friday 20th October 2023

Pocklington Arts Centre

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Saturday 21st October 2023

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Music Room)

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Sunday 22nd October 2023

Otley Courthouse (SOLD OUT)

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Thursday 26th October 2023

Workmens Hall, Caerphilly

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Friday 27th October 2023

Clarence Hall, Crickhowell

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Sunday 28th October 2023

Clevedon Community Centre

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Wednesday 1st November 2023

Brighton Komedia

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Wednesday 8th November 2023

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Northern Ireland

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Tuesday 14th November 2023

Colchester Arts Centre

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Wednesday 15th November 2023

Norwich Arts Centre

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Thursday 16th November 2023

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury

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Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Cheltenham Town Hall (Pillar Room)

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Thursday 23rd November 2023

The Cheese & Grain, Frome

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Friday 24th November 2023

The Neeld, Chippenham

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Saturday 25th November 2023

The Electric Palace, Bridport

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