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Adam Sharp - The Wheel is Spinning but the Hamster is Dead

  • Saturday 4 May, 5pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
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A Journey Around the World in Idioms, Proverbs and General Nonsense.

In The Wheel is Spinning but the Hamster is Dead, wordsmith Adam Sharp journeys around the world in idioms, proverbs and general nonsense. Learn unusual insults from France (You are a potato with the face of a guinea pig), how to hurry someone up in the US (You’re going as slow as molasses in January) what they call a shark in Vietnam (fat fish) and what a German means when he “saddles up the chickens” (gets the show on the road). Full of fascinating, ridiculous and hilarious translations from around the world, Sharp has rounded up the very best of what every corner of the globe has to offer.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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