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Events, Recent & Forthcoming

The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed – BBC Radio 4 podcast series in which the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage talks to guests about life, language and music in his shed. Original series 2020, new series forthcoming. 

We’ll Sing Online World Premiere, Huddersfield Choral Society commissions two new works in response to COVID-19 inspired by its members. Lyrics by Simon Armitage with music by composers Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Daniel Kidane. The commissioned works and films can be viewed here.

Winter Walks, BBC iPlayer. This unique series was mostly shot pre-lockdown by the presenters themselves on hand-held 360-degree cameras, so audiences get an intimate and immersive view of each of the walks, mixed in with stunning aerial images. The presenters include Reverend Richard Coles, Selina Scott, Lemn Sissay, Simon Armitage and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi. 

2021 events

Thurs May 27, 7.00-10.30pm, LYR at the Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG. The Jazz Cafe presents a unique live on site show with the national Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, and his new band. Restaurant or drinks only tickets available.  SOLD OUT

Sunday, June 6, 1pm, Simon Armitage talks to Natalie Haynes, Hay Festival, Tickets on sale.

Sat, July 3, Simon Armitage’s Wilderness Tracks at Timber Festival, National Forest, Feanedock, DE12 6DQ. Tickets on sale.

Fri, July 9, 7.00pm, Simon Armitage reads live in Norwich, The Assembly House, NR2 1RQ. Tickets on sale.

Thurs, Oct 21, 7.30pmLYR live in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The Cluny & The Cluny 2, NE1 2PQ Tickets on sale.

Fri, Oct 22, 7.30pm, LYR live in Manchester, Gullivers, M4 1LW

Sat, Oct 23, 8.30pm, LYR live in Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, G2 5RL

Mon, Oct 25, 7.00pm LYR live in Leeds, Howard Assembly Room. SOLD OUT

Tues, Oct 26, 8.00pmLYR live in Bristol, Louisiana, BS1 6UA

Wed, Oct 27, 7.30pm, LYR live in London, Omeara, 6 O’Meara Street London SE1 1TE

Thurs, Oct 28,  8.00pm, LYR live in Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre



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