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Events, Recent & Forthcoming

Public events featuring Simon Armitage, including the Laureate’s Library Tour events, are added here when they go public. Simon Armitage also tours with GCSE Poetry Live! Please check with the event organisers to ensure up-to-date information for the listings below.


Sunday, October 13 – 8.00pm, Guy Garvey & Simon Armitage in Conversation, Manchester Literature Festival at RCNM, 124 Oxford Rd, M13 9RD. SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, October 23 – 7.00pm, Poetry London Autumn 2019 Reading with Lucy Mercer, Mona Arshi, Sasha Dugdale and the three winners of the 2019 Prize. Kings Place, London, N1 9AG. Almost sold out.

Friday, November 1 – 7.30pm,  Simon Armitage at Todmorden Book Festival, Todmorden Hippodrome Theatre, Calderdale, OL14. Almost sold out.

Sunday, November 3 – 6.30pm,  Simon Armitage at Bridport Literary Festival, Electric Palace, 35 South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY. SOLD OUT.

Friday, November 22 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage at Shoreham WordFest, The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU. SOLD OUT

Sunday, November 24 – 3.00pm, Carcanet at 50, Michael Schmidt and Carol Rumens are joined by guest poets including Simon Armitage. Chetham’s Library, Manchester M3 1SB. SOLD OUT.

Thursday, November 28 – 7.30pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage, Pocklington Arts Centre, Market Place, Pocklington, York. YO42 2AR. Almost sold out.

Friday, November 29 – 7.30pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage, St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6DJ. Simon Armitage returns to the village of his birth with this performance. SOLD OUT.


Thursday, January 23 – 7.30pm, Poetry Club: An Evening with Simon Armitage, The Coronet Theatre, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB. On sale.

Thursday, February 27 – 7.45pm, Out-Spoken, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX. On sale.

Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20th The Laureate’s Library Tourevents to be announced 

Friday, June 26 – 7.00pm, Simon Armitage & Ifor Ap Glyn, Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA. On sale. 




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