After obtaining his degree in English and Drama, Dr Anthony Roberts became a car park attendant. Eventually he ended up promoting bands and comedy. In 1991 he arrived in Colchester to take on the role of director at Colchester Arts Centre. In 2015 he was invited to act as interim manager at the award-winning Firstsite Gallery in Colchester. Now back at the Colchester Arts Centre, Anthony regularly performs one-person spoken word shows and poetry recitals.

Never Knowingly Understood

A collection of reflections, ideas and commentary from Dr Robert’s regular local Essex newspaper column. He steps through the frustrations and idiosyncrasies of everyday life with a comic eye and a candid approach to family life. Mixed in with these irreverent musings are some caustic attacks on homophobia and some beautiful and moving words on the commonality of young male suicide.

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