Born in 1945 in a small Welsh coal-mining village, Howard Marks attended Oxford University where he earned a degree in nuclear physics. He has worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the Mafia, the IRA, MI6 and the CIA.

Busted in 1988 by the American Drug Enforcement Agency and sentenced to twenty-five years at America’s toughest penitentiary, he was released on parole in 1995 after serving seven years.

In 1996 he released his autobiography, Mr. Nice, which remains an international best seller.

During 1997, he performed his first live shows, which discussed his life as a marijuana smuggler and his views on drug use and legalisation, which continues to sell-out at venues throughout Britain and Europe.

Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 11 Oct 2007 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

Related events

Festivals - Last session: Tue 22 Feb 2022 at 7:00 PM - This event has now passed

Hidden Voices: Hidden Histories

Discover more about the hidden LGBTQI history of Bury and listen to the stories of a range of local voices.

Read more
Last session: Thu 2 Dec 2021 at 4:30 PM - This event has now passed

BMAA Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of Bury Metropolitan Arts Association (BMAA), the charity which operates The Met.

Read more
Film - Last session: Wed 1 Dec 2021 at 12:00 PM - This event has now passed

World Aids Day – HIV and Me

Bury LGBTQI+ Forum present three videos highlighting the stories of people who have been affected by HIV and AIDS.

Read more