‘Hanging with the Elephant: An Evening with Michael Harding’ will feature at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, March 20th 8pm.
Following his hugely popular nationwide tour of venues in Ireland in the autumn of 2013, Michael Harding, author, playwright and Irish Times columnist, is on his travels again to read from his latest book ‘Hanging with the Elephant’. His best-selling memoir ‘Staring at Lakes’ was enormously popular and brought him to nationwide attention. Speaking with openness, honesty and great wit, Michael regaled the nation with his stories of life, love and melancholy.
Harding’s new book, ‘Hanging with the Elephant’, takes up where ‘Staring at Lakes’ finished with the author back in Leitrim in the north-west of Ireland. His wife has left for a six-week trip to Poland and he is alone for the first time since his illness two years earlier. Faced with this time on his own, Harding resolves to take stock of his life. But, as he attempts to tame the ‘elephant’ - an Asian metaphor for the unruly mind - he finds himself drawn back to the death of his mother during the summer of 2012. Harding’s engaging style has a way of drawing audiences in. Hilarious yet poignant, homespun yet profound, down-to-earth yet prone to amazing flights of fancy, there’s nothing quite like an evening with Michael Harding.
For all bookings and enquiries please call the box office 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm) or book online at thesourceartscentre.ie.