Liverpool legend Brian Patten at Norfolk poetry festival
One of the legendary Liverpool poets, Brian Patten, is appearing at Poetry-next-the-sea, at Wells-next-the sea, Norfolk, a festival taking place from 11-13 May. Patten made his name in the 1960s, alongside Adrian Henri and Roger McGough, in the 1967 joint anthology, The Mersey Sound, which is now a Penguin Modern Classic. In recent years he has written a number of poetry collections for children. Others on the weekend’s bill include Dame Gillian Beer, Matthew Hollis, Jon Siddique, and Jean Sprackland.