29. August 2019 - 19:30 till 23:30
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Sweary in the Right Places | Horsforth Brewery | Thursday, 29. August 2019

Horsforth Brewery are proud to host an evening of entertainment with two of the north’s less conventional writers and speakers, Mr Kevin Boniface and General Lucifer.
What do you do when life gives you lemons? In the cases of Kevin Boniface and General Lucifer, you watch the lemons closely for a couple of decades then write a book about them and this night is a hilarious, strictly for ***** ears, recollection of some of the best stories in their books, in the intimate setting of Horsforth Brewery.
Both men intended to make a living as artists after leaving school, but sometimes life doesn’t work out that way. Kevin Boniface was certain he’d work in the arts in some capacity after graduating from university. Among other things he set up a clothing design company with his partner, and for a while it was a success, but when kids came along the family needed a more dependable source of income. Reluctantly, Kevin became a postman.  As he pounded the mean streets of Huddersfield he catalogued his strange encounters and brilliant observations in his brilliant blog, The Most Difficult Thing Ever, later to be developed into his critically acclaimed book, Round About Town. His spoken word set that showcases his dry wit and an eye for the preposterous is a favourite on the northern literature scene and his work has been reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement, The Yorkshire Post and Bend in the River, among many other publications. Kevin Boniface is still a postman, but he is also a highly accomplished writer and artist in his own right. General Lucifer got one foot on the artistic ladder and promptly fell off. It’s never a promising start for an aspiring artist to actually fail their Art GCSE, but this is exactly what Luci managed to do and it devastated him so much he didn’t pick up a pencil or paintbrush again for twenty five years. During that time he fell into working at a Leeds print factory, a job he was wholly unsuited for. Lumped in with the various misfits and fellow academic failures he stumbled through life, listening to stories of his workmates car-crash lifestyles and managing to have a few fender benders of his own along the way. Under a suitably ridiculous pseudonym he wrote down these stories from the factory floor on his blog, Repro Man, Stories from a Reluctant Reprographer, which eventually went on to win the award for Best Writing on a Blog at the 2014 Blog North Awards. He published a collection of these stories in a book, Pantone Blues, and regularly hosts a podcast called The Dysfunction Room. He has performed his stories at live shows in London and Sheffield. General Lucifer is still at the print factory, but is now also an artist, printmaker, writer and broadcaster.