Event: Olivia Harrison presents poetry to mark anniversary of George Harrison’s passing

Olivia Harrison

The University of Liverpool is delighted to welcome writer and producer Olivia Harrison to present a book of poetry dedicated to her late husband and Beatle, George Harrison.

In a moving tribute, Olivia will read from Came the Lightening, her book of twenty poems to mark the twentieth anniversary of George’s passing.

This memorable series of poems will examine the intimacy and emotional connection of Olivia and George’s relationship. She will delve into the phenomenon of losing a partner and the passage of time.

The poetry will be accompanied by a selection of photographs and mementos curated by Olivia, including some never-before-seen images of herself and George.

The reading will take place on Wednesday, 14 December at 6.30pm at the University’s state-of-the-art Tung Auditorium, a 400-seat acoustically optimised, flexible, music performance space, capable of facilitating chamber music, vocal groups, electro-acoustic and multi-media work, or up to a 70-piece orchestra.

Olivia will be in conversation with Dr Mike Jones from the University’s Department of Music and there will be chance to buy a pre-signed book after the event via our festival bookseller, Blackwell’s.

Discounted tickets for students

To be eligible for £5 student tickets for this event, you must first sign up to The Tung Auditorium Student Membership Scheme.

More information

Find out more about the event and book general admission tickets here.