Tune in to North Manchester FM on Saturday at 2pm for Hannah’s Bookshelf. This week, my guests will be the lovely George Melling (Th’Owd Chap) and Sharon Lowe. If you listened to my live poetry show (part of the NMFM Live Music Day) in July, then you’ll have had a bit of a taste of George and Sharon’s poetry. I’m really pleased to be welcoming them back as guests on my regular show.
George Melling, performing pensioner poet from Wigan, has performed at many North West venues and headlined at several. He’s breaking into the Yorkshire spoken word scene later this year as guest poet, and he’s brought out a charity CD of his poetry set to music with proceeds going to Wigan and Leigh Hospice. George lives with Buttons the cat and his ukelele.
Writer, jobbing actor, singer, uke player, freelance artist, teacher and community activist, Sharon Lowe has been on the spoken word and performance poetry scene for a few years following getting the buzz while organising the Leigh & Wigan Words Together Literary Festival in 2012/13. A steampunk enthusiast, she is a regular around Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire performance events and enjoys working in community arts. She co-founded the community theatre company, Anteros, in 2015 and is a volunteer organiser of the Wigan Diggers’ Festival taking place in Wigan every September.
I’ll be chatting to George and Sharon about their work and, of course, they’ll be sharing their selections for Apocalypse Books.
Catch us on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online if you’re further afield.
Missed the show? You can catch it again here: