Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh

Forget what you imagined a poetry set could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this stunning, big-hearted performer who often leaves audiences on their feet, dazzled and breathless.

“Now a national hero” (The Guardian) having “stunned millions of people” (Huffington Post) with his iconic performance after the Manchester bomb in May 2017, international audiences are now discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade: an evening with Tony Walsh is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.

A regular on tv and radio and a passionate educator, Tony’s acclaimed workshops have delighted teachers and inspired children of all ages from Keswick to Kazakhstan and from Torquay to Turkey. Having been invited by the BBC to write the official poem to mark the 60th anniversary of Blue Peter, Tony’s subsequent performance earned a standing ovation at the 2018 Children’s BAFTA awards ceremony.

As hilarious as he is thought-provoking, Tony intersperses his talks and performances with inspirational stories from his own remarkable life journey from childhood poverty to making headlines across the world.

Photo Credit: Grey Trilby