Will takes to stage

WILL Self, the novelist and social commentator, will be appearing in Brighton on Monday, January 24 at 7.30pm at the Komedia, in a night presented by New Writing South.

Will will be joined on stage by writer Matthew De Abaitua. Together they will tackle burning issues such as: What is exactly new about the New Year? Do Cameron and Clegg share the same photocopier user number? And are Kylie Minogue and Rolf Harris the same person?

Performance poet and storyteller Paul Lyalls will host the evening, and guest support comes from Liz Bentley.

Spokesman Mark Bryant said: “Liz is one of the quirkiest voices on the UK’s spoken word scene, and armed with her Casio keyboard and ukulele, has featured at the Ledbury Poetry Festival, Edinburgh Festival, London Literature Festival and the National Theatre.”

Paul added: “New Writing South works with all kinds of creative writers and new writing in the south -ast region: authors, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, radio writers, journalists and more. We offer writers’ development, encouragement, resources and opportunities to make new contacts. We also programme numerous events that aim to enhance skills, stretch creativity and broker partnerships with those who produce and publish work.”

Doors 7pm. Tickets: £12. Box office: 0845 293 8480 or online: www.komedia.co.uk.