A night with a poet and comic

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A RACONTEUR is offering an invitation to spend the evening in his company.

Comedian, poet, broadcaster, lecturer, educational guru and after-dinner speaker Gervase Phinn visits Gala Theatre, Durham on Sunday, May 27.

His is perhaps best known for his series of best-selling books about his experiences as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.

He has also written a wide range of academic books, children’s poetry and fiction and is a regular contributor to the Yorkshire Post and Countryman magazine.

For the past six years, Gervase has been touring with a stand-up routine based on his unique and comprehensive knowledge of life in and around education.

Tickets for his appearance at Gala cost £16. Visit Gala box office, call 332 4041 or go online at www.galadurham.co.uk.