Want to explore the language, history and use of swearing in modern and historical society?  Well this could be right up your alley.

Waterside Arts Centre Sale will be hosting Swear School, an informative, foul-mouthed and fast-paced show exploring just that.  Punk poet Thick Richard (aka Matthew Duffy) will be taking audiences through an A-Z of swearing, celebrating and unpicking this area of the English language as the funniest yet most damaging expressive form of communication that we have.

Swear School will look at the social, geographical and political context of the language of swearing and cover childish swear words, blasphemy, physical gesturing, colloquialisms, euphemisms and innuendo, whilst looking into why we swear and what it means to be offended.

Matthew Duffy is a writer and poet who has been performing under the name Thick Richard since 2000. As a punk poet, Matthew is a regular on the Manchester comedy and poetry scene, and has performed at festivals (including Glastonbury & Edinburgh Fringe), poetry events, and cabaret and comedy nights nationwide.  He is co-organiser of Bang Said the Gun poetry night in Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre, was the headline act for the Hammer and Tongue UK tour and regularly supports poets nationwide, such as Kate Tempest.

Swear School takes place at Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, 20-22 October 2016.  Tickets £8.50/£6.50.  Ages 18+