Afternoon Tea with Roger McGough: ‘Alive and Gigging’
Friday 10th May 2024
Roger McGough, the ‘Living proof of himself,’ and President of the Poetry Society not only helped kickstart the musical careers of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, but inspired hundreds, if not thousands of young poets (well, quite a few), on their poetic journeys.
85 years old and at that awkward age now between birth and death, he puts on a brave face and takes to the stage with a show featuring new poems as well as old favourites.
You’ll be greeted on board the New Orleans with a glass of sparkling wine — on deck if the weather is fine. Once everyone has boarded, we’ll set sail along the Thames. Roger’s performance will be followed by a Q&A session, after which a full traditional afternoon tea will be served before we return to dock back where we began.
Boarding starts at 2pm; the New Orleans will depart at 2.30pm and return at approximately 5pm