Hollie McNish: Plum

Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, her honest and unabashed poetry reaches people from all walks of life, with fans ranging from Robin Ince, Pink, Tim Minchen, Marian Keyes to most of the UK’s midwives.

Tonight, she will perform and chat about material from her new collection ‘Plum’, which charts Hollie’s journey from childhood to attempted adulthood. Expect strong language as she talks about fruit and flesh, school discos, guilt, sex, politics, death, transformers and a lot of friendship.

‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we’ve grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’ Kate Tempest

‘Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings’ Observer

Books will be available to purchase at the event. There will be a book signing afterwards.

Support from celebrated Bristol-based poet Vanessa Kissule.

Age guidance: 16+ (show contains swearing + adult content)

Were you at this show?

We'd love to hear your memories of the performance. Add your photos, reviews and memories via Twitter using the hashtags: #bristolbeacon and #show191159 and they will appear on this page


Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

More info Enter site