PREVIEW: Polari at the Marlborough on October 14

September 12, 2016

London‘s award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari returns to the Marlborough as part of a national tour funded by Arts Council England.

Paul Burston
Paul Burston

Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with guest performers representing the very best in established and emerging LGBT literary talent. Polari has been described by Sarah Waters as “Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out” 

Featured performers at the Marlborough will include: Garth Greenwell (What Belongs To You), Juno Dawson (All of the Above), Paul Burston (The Black Path),  VG Lee (Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire) and Karen Mcleod (In Search of the Missing Eyelash).

The event starts at 7.30pm, will be BSL interpreted by Natalie McGarvie, tickets £8 or £6 conc. with bookstall provided by City Books.

The previous two Polari events at the Marlborough sold out, so advance booking is strongly recommended.

There will also be a creative writing workshop, at the Marlborough at 2pm on the same day.

Do you love writing? Would you like a chance to perform your work on stage at a Polari event alongside LGBTQ+ published authors?

If the answer is yes, then email to take part in the Arts Council funded Polari Writing workshop.

Karen McLeod, renowned performer and prize-winning author of ‘In Search of the Missing Eyelash’, will be facilitating the two-hour workshop alongside Paul Burston, creator of the LGBTQ+ literary salon Polari.

The workshop will begin with a little warm up exercise so take along a pen and a notebook.

Your written work will then be read out, so pitch up with a maximum length of 300 edited words.

Whether you are a writer of fiction, poetry, memoir or non-fiction (or something in between) everyone is welcome.

The workshop costs £5, payable on arrival.

There will be a maximum of ten spaces so email: to secure a place ASAP.