Hopefully the first of many literary coups for Birmingham with the world premiere of Alison Jean Lester’s new short story ‘Talking About Lily May’ coming to the delightfully salubrious environs of The Warehouse Cafe in October. Lester is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Lillian on Life and Yuki Means Happiness, and in her latest piece of riotous prose she explores the romantic tribulations of being a blues musician on the road. Tom Clarke Hill will be performing a unique musical and spoken word take on the piece alongside Phil Bond that features a specially composed version of Middle of the River, one of the songs from Lester’s story. Your evening will be completed with music and poetry from James Summerfield and Darren Cannan, that’s a lot of cultural bang for five measly pounds. Feed your brains and whilst you’re there check out the Warehouse Cafe’s glorious menu and feed your bellies too.
Mon 8 Oct 7.30pm at The Warehouse Cafe, 54-57 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TH £5 www.skiddle.com
Published on: Sat 16 Jun 2018