WCML say: “We first met Oliver Lomax when he came and sat in our reading room and read the first hand accounts of the Peterloo Massacre that we hold in our precious collection. The result was his poem Peterloo, which we found so extraordinary that we have reproduced it on the anniversary of the massacre every year since. Since then Oliver has become a great friend to the Library, including reading on our hall stairs for us as part of our evening opening for Museums at Night. He even helped us put together our Bones of Paine skeleton for its first outing on the day of the 200th anniversary of Peterloo, getting himself thoroughly drenched in the process. And out of that experience came another magnificent poem – The Bones of Thomas Paine.
We invite you now to join Oliver for a New Year treat of an evening as he reads for us poems from his new collection, The Dandelion Clock. The event is free but Oliver has kindly suggested that participants might want to send the Library a donation… Find out more about Oliver and his work at https://oliverjameslomax.com “.
This event will be live-streamed – sign-up details available on the day via www.wcml.org.uk/events