Events, Recent & Forthcoming
New events open to the public are added when they go live. Please check with the event organisers to ensure up-to-date information.
Thursday, June 14 – 7.00pm, 'Flit', An Evening of Poetry, a special reading from Flit, a newly commissioned and fully illustrated publication of 40 poems made during Simon Armitage's time as poet in residence during Yorkshire Sculpture Park's 40th anniversary year, 2017.
Monday, June 25 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage – Journeys, Ashbourne Festival, Derbyshire Dales
Thursday, June 28 – 7.30pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage, Quarry Theatre, Bedford, MK40 2NN
Saturday, July 7 – 6.00pm, Hansel and Gretel (World Premiere) at Chetenham Music Festival. Words by Simon Armitage. Also Reception (learn from the creative team about the conception of the work and how it was brought to life). For remaining Hansel and Gretel tour dates, please scroll down this page.
Tuesday, July 17 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage reads for The Wordsworth Trust, Daffodil Hotel, Grasmere
Thursday, September 13 – 7.30pm Simon Armitage at Bedales Theatre, Petersfield, GU32 2DG
Friday, September 21 – 7.30pm, A Journey with Simon Armitage at The Octagon, Grassington, North Yorkshire hosted by Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literary Society (UWALS). Tickets £15.50/£17.50 UWALS members/non-members. To book in advance email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 16 – 8.00pm, Simon Armitage – Journeys, Bewdley Festival, Worcestershire
Friday, October 19 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage & Frieda Hughes read for the 2018 Ted Hughes Festival hosted by the Elmet Trust to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the poet laureate Ted Hughes.
Tuesday, November 20 – 5.30pm, Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, Examination Schools, 75 – 81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG – FREE and open to all. No need to book.
Monday, January 21 – 5.30pm, Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, Examination Schools, 75 – 81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG – FREE and open to all. No need to book.