Metal Culture
Fri 24 Mar 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Talia Randall Book Launch – ‘Proverbs for a Woman Drinking Alone’ image

Talia Randall’s work has been called “sublime” (, “distinctive” (The Upcoming) and “refreshing” (The Guardian).
Join her and her poetic pals for a night of laughter, wordplay and bubbly as she launches her debut poetry pamphlet ‘Proverbs for a Woman Drinking Alone’ (Broken Sleep Books).
As well as Talia Randall reading from her brand new book we are excited to host a gorgeous variety of acts…
Charley Genever whose "words smack against each other, bloodied and raw in equal measure" (Yack Magazine).
Keely Mills, who has been a resident poet from village greens to swimming pools will soothe you with her beautiful poems.
Nadia Nadarajah, an internationally renowned Deaf artist will perform sign language poetry.
Erin Hutching and Kirsty Dorkenoo will be our BSL interpreters. Live captions from Stagetext.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral toilets.
Tickets are free but booking is essential. There’ll be an honesty bar throughout.
This is a show recommended 18+ as there will be adult language and themes.
We hope to see you there, its going to be a lot of fun.
But whats Talia Randall’s book all about though?
"Proverbs for a Woman Drinking Alone is a pamphlet of poetry which tackles class, grief, and sexuality. Talia Randall confronts these themes alternately with closed fists and open hands, lacing humour into even the darkest subjects. These poems claim a sense of place and belonging while creating a space for the reader to listen to Randall’s sharp and precise voice, one that is at once colloquial and lyrical, playful and sombre. This is a book which both demands and fulfils the reader’s attention".
Join Talia Randall and her poetic pals for a night of laughter, wordplay and bubbly. BSL interpreted and captioned.