YouTube hit Hollie is next at Wainsgate

Hollie McNish
Hollie McNish

The Poetry at Wainsgate strand of Wainsgate Chapel’s concert season continues on Sunday, November 10, with a poet who has been seen by millions of people this year.

Hollie McNish is a published UK poet who straddles the boundaries between the literary, spoken word and pop scenes.

Her many commissions include work for Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, WOW Festival, Channel 4 Random Acts and BBC Poetry Diaries.

In 2013 Hollie’s online poems have repeatedly gone viral, with two receiving more than a million YouTube views in just over a week.

She has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Bar and Glastonbury festival.

Recently, Hollie became the first poet to record and perform at Abbey Road Studios. The recordings are currently being scored by the Dutch Metropole Orchestra for her upcoming album.

“This is quite a coup for Wainsgate,” said concert organiser Dave Nelson.

“Hollie’s been appearing at various large venues and festivals recently, but I think she was intrigued by the idea of performing at a disused but beautiful chapel up a rough track on top of a windy hill.”

For her Wainsgate performance, Hollie is supported by Todmorden-based performance poet Emma Decent, who is well known for her provocative poetry, original performance prose and new theatre.

The performance, which contains some adult themes, starts at 3pm. Doors open at 2.30pm.

Tickets priced £8/£6 or £2 for under 18s are available on the door. For more information, visit