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.
* March 19 – June 10 *: Flit at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), a 40th anniversary exhibition of photographs and poems by Simon Armitage. Please see also June 14 reading below.
Thursday, May 3 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage at The Leeds Library; one of the Library's special 250th Anniversary events
Friday, May 11 – 6.30pm, Simon Armitage at Words in the City, Ilkley Literature Festival in Leeds. A special intimate reading at the University of Leeds Workshop Theatre. This is a free event but advance booking is essential.
Wednesday, May 16 – 5.30pm, Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture: 'Unseasonal Produce: Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres', Examinations Hall, High St, Oxford. FREE and open to the public. No booking required.
Thursday, May 24 – 5.30pm, Simon Armitage 'The Unaccompanied' interviewed by Kate Kellaway, Charleston Festival, nr Lewes, Sussex
Sunday, May 27 – 5.30pm, We Need to Talk about Bob Dylan, Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye
Saturday, June 9 – 7.00pm, Poet in the City presents: Icons and Influences – John Wilson with Jehnny Beth & Simon Armitage on poetry and lyrics.
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.
Friday, September 21 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage at The Octagon, Grassington hosted by Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literary Society (UWALS), North Yorkshire