Events, Recent & Forthcoming
Public events and broadcasts featuring Simon Armitage are added here when they go live. He also tours with GCSE Poetry Live! Please check with the event organisers to ensure up-to-date information.
Saturday, November 10 – Singapore Writers Festival
Tuesday, November 20 – 5.30pm, 'Damned if he Does and Damned if he Doesn't? Dilemmas and Decisions in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, Examination Schools, 75 – 81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG – FREE and open to all. No need to book.
Thursday, November 29 – 8.00pm, 100 Poems: A Celebration of Seamus Heaney’s Best-loved Poems. With readings by Simon Armitage, Paula Meehan, Colette Bryce, Marie Heaney, Mark Doty and John Kelly. Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Sunday, December 2 – 2.30pm, Simon Armitage reads at Salts Mill, Saltaire – FREE unticketed event – "seating will be limited and on a first-come first-served basis – there will also be standing room."
Thursday, December 6 – 7.30pm, Full Moon: A Night Of Poetry and Science, A special evening featuring some of Britain's most distinguished poets and prominent scientists, Shaw Theatre, London NW1 2AJ. All proceeds will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.
Monday, December 10 – 6.30pm, Simon Armitage reads from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ticketed event hosted by Faber & Faber in St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet St, London. The reading will be alongside projections of some of the book's richly textured illustrations, original screenprints by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Tuesday, December 11 – 3.00pm, Realms both Real and Unreal: A reading by Simon Armitage, part of the Sadler Seminar Series, The Transcultural Fantastic, University of Leeds. This public event is FREE and open to all. No need to book.
Thursday, December 13 – 9.00pm, Sir Gawain and the Green Kinight, BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time' presented by Melvyn Bragg with guests Laura Ashe, Simon Armitage and Ad Putter. Podcast available.
Friday, December 21 – 10pm, Radio 3's The Christmas Verb presented by Ian McMillan with Simon Armitage, Joanne Harris and her Storytime Band and Owen Roberts.
Saturday, December 22 – 10pm, Hansel and Gretel, BBC Radio 3's 'Hear and Now' features a re-imagining of the classic fairy tale by Simon Armitage with music by Matthew Kaner, a work devised for the stage by the Goldfield Ensemble.
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.
Thursday, February 14 – 4.00pm, Readings at Yale University series, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA.
Monday, February 18 – 7.00pm, Terrance Hayes and Simon Armitage, presented by PoetryLife at Florida Studio Theatre, Court Cabaret, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
Thursday, March 28 – 4.30pm, Consequences of Silence, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference event, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, USA
Monday, April 8 – 7.30pm, Paul Muldoon's Picnic, Irish Arts Centre, New York, 10019, USA