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Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent. With music from the Elliott Sansom Trio and poetry from Andrew McMillan.

Elliott Sansom was born in Solihull and grew up in a musical family, beginning to experiment on the piano at the age of five. Elliott is studying at Birmingham Conservatoire, and his current influences include jazz musicians such as John Taylor and Pablo along with classical composers like Messiaen, Mompou and Stravinsky.

Elliott is particularly interested in the harmonic and rhythmic language shared in both jazz and classical music, and this is something he explores and studies in his playing. Within his Trio Elliott is joined by Ben Muirhead on double bass and Billy Weir on drums. He is also very active as a sideman and has collaborated with many musicians throughout the Birmingham area.

Born in South Yorkshire, Andrew McMillan is a prodigious writer and poet, whose debut Physical was the first ever poetry collection to win the Guardian’s First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award, and a Northern Writers’ Award among others. Andrew currently lives in Manchester and lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool’s John Moores University.