literature & poetry

Bonsoir, Monsieur Robinet

The English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter John Hegley reflects on his Gallic roots in conversation and song with Cina Aissa.

Having a more than half-French father has made Hegley take more than half an interest in his dad's native land and mother tongue. He talks about this aspect of his work with bilingual artist and musician Aissa, and the pair present songs in French by Edith Piaf, Fréhel and Charles Trenet.

Forming the backdrop to the event are Hegley's drawings of the playful Monsieur Robinet, whose latest adventures are illustrated by Hegley in verse prose and movement, with musical accompaniment from Adam Bradbury and Mike Tomes.

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National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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For ages 10+