• Carol Ann Duffy ©️Jemimah Kuhfeld

About the Artist/Exhibition

First Thursday from Linghams Booksellers relocates for one evening only to the Williamson Art Gallery to host poet, Carol Ann Duffy on the 1st of March.

Dame Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position.

In addition to the poet laureate reading from her collections, the evening will also include a performance from Wirral Grammar Schools’ String Quartet with Grace Blackwell, Aimee Rothwell and Richard Oscroft on violin, and Abi Ehrlich on cello.

Refreshments will be available from the cafe before the start from 6.30pm. The evening will be presented by John Curry from 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 and £8 for school students, available from Linghams Booksellers at

248 Telegraph Road, Heswall, CH60 7SG

or from the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE


Further information about Carol Ann Duffy

Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan(1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence in an accessible language that has made them popular in schools.


Dates : 1 March 2018
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Artist : Carol Ann Duffy

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