Friday 26th January 2017, 7pm

Wylam Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Wylam, NE41 8AA

Tickets: 120
Prices: £8 Adults, £5 U16s or £20 Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children)


Our Wylam Winter Tales Festival 2018 opening night ….and it’s a CRACKER !! We’re delighted to welcome poet, broadcaster, comedian and performer Ian McMillan to the village along with his musical side-kick Luke Carver Goss. Together they present a hilarious family friendly night of words, music and improvisation, featuring stories, songs and a musical created out of thin air ! Anything could and probably will happen. Get your tickets early for this one …..it WILL be popular.

The Bard of Barnsley - Ian McMillan - hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb on BBC Radio 3. 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, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Pointless Celebrities and Last Word. 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.

Luke Carver Goss has composed for the Olympics, written ‘Homing In’ for The Sage Gateshead and compositions for Black Dyke Brass Band, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. He’s 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. He and Ian are currently writing Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival and a new carol for Chester Music Society. ‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound... British music at its most ingenious’ John L Walters, The Guardian.