A real master of storytelling - The Worcester Observer

A real master of storytelling

Worcester Editorial 18th Nov, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

HILARIOUS raconteur, Professor Gervase Phinn, is a best-selling and award winning author and radio and television personality.

Gervase has been touring theatres across the country for more than a decade now and is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn, which comes to Huntingdon Hall in Worcester on Thursday, November 27, is guaranteed to have the audience on the edge of their seats as he shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.

He taught in a range of schools for 14 years before becoming an education advisor and school inspector.

He is now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster and writer, a consultant for the Open University, Honorary Fellow of St. John’s College, York, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of the University of Leicester, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of The University of Hull and the Fellow and Visiting Professor of Education at The University of Teesside.

In 2005 the highest academic award of Sheffield Hallam University, Doctor of the University (D.Univ.) was conferred upon him by the Chancellor, Professor Lord Robert Winston. In 2006 he became President of The School Library Association.

He has published many articles, chapters and books and edited a wide range of poetry and short story collections, and is probably best known for his best-selling autobiographical novels: The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale and Head Over Heels in the Dales, published by Michael Joseph, which he read on the Radio 4 programme Book of the Week.

With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn has delighted audiences all over the UK with stories of his experiences. His shows have received rave reviews all across the country.

You can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you can’t tell him much…

A Yuletide Evening with Gervase Phinn takes place at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £17.50 and can be bought from the box office on 01905 611427.


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