16:45-17:15 First Word
Saturday 18 June
Rob Auton is an award-winning writer, actor and podcaster, named the ‘Brian Cox of Comedy’ by the Guardian. Rob has written eight hit Edinburgh Fringe shows, which have led to nationwide tours and television/radio appearances. Rob has had four collections of poetry and illustrations published by Burning Eye Books and Harper Collins, I Strongly Believe In Incredible Things, Take Hair, Petrol Honey, In Heaven The Onions Make You Laugh, and has released a spoken word album At Home With Rob on Scroobius Pip’s record label Speech Development Records.
“A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot.” The Guardian
“Emotionally charged- a heart-warming clarion call for universal connection.” Evening Standard
The First Word tent has ramped access onto trackway from Jubilee Parade. Inside, there are solid wooden floors, and seating is available.