Lehrer devotee and poet extraordinaire Sarah Hesketh will be joining Poet in the City in this special pre-show performance before The Remains of Tom Lehrer to celebrate Lehrer's lyricism.
Sarah will be performing her poetry and sharing her enthusiasm for the great master of playful verse, bringing to the fore her belief that anyone who can pull off rhyming 'Harvard' and 'discarve-ed' deserves to be celebrated.
Sarah Hesketh holds an MA in creative writing from UEA. Her first full collection of poetry, Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf (Penned in the Margins), was highly commended in the Forward Prize 2010. In 2013 she was poet-in-residence with Age Concern, working with elderly people with dementia, and in 2014 she published The Hard Word Box (Penned in the Margins), a collection of poems and interviews inspired by this experience. In 2015, she was commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to produce Grains of Light, a sequence of poems based around the story of Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler. She is currently researching a PhD in making poetry from oral history at the University of Roehampton.