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Events, Recent & Forthcoming

Public events featuring Simon Armitage are added here when they go public. He also tours with GCSE Poetry Live! Please check with the event organisers to ensure up-to-date information.


Tuesday July 2 –  7.00pm, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with Simon Armitage (candlelit event) at Bradford Literature Festival  Theatre Studio, BD7 1AJ SOLD OUT​

Sunday, July 14 – 2.00pm, Simon Armitage at Ledbury Poetry Festival , Ledbury HR8 2AD   SOLD OUT

Sunday, July 21Simon Armitage at Latitude, The Speakeasy, Latitude, Henham Park, Suffolk

Saturday, July 27 – Simon Armitage at Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall

Tuesday, August 13 – 7.30pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage hosted by The Wordsworth Trust, Cumbria  SOLD OUT​

Saturday, August 17 – 11.45a.m. Simon Armitage at Edinburgh International Book Festival  SOLD OUT​

Wednesday, September 4 – 7.00pm Simon Armitage launches Red Line Book Festival Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Almost sold out.

September 6-7Krankenhaus Festival presented by British Sea Power; Simon Armitage as guest DJ and evening poetry reading, Muncaster Castle, Cumbria, CA18 1RD. On sale.

Sunday, September 8 – 3.00pm, Zoom! An Afternoon with Simon Armitage, a special home-coming reading to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Zoom! and 25th anniversary of Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. On sale.

Monday, September 9 – 7.00pm, Modern Georgics with Simon Armitage, Helen Jukes and Jack Thacker, The Leeds Library, LS1 6AL . On sale.

Saturday, September 14 – 8.00pm, Beautiful Babel: A Grand Tour Beyond Borders, a reading by six poets presented and curated by Jan Wagner and Leontia Flynn, Great Hall, Queen’s University, Belfast, BT7 1NN. Please note the FREE admission. No booking is required.

Sunday, September 29 – 12.00 noon, Simon Armitage & Zena Edwards at Hull Truck and then 2.00pm, Simon Armitage reads Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic at the BBC’s Contains Strong Language, Hull College. Free but ticketed, booking opens Aug 23. 

Tuesday, October 1 – 7.00pm, Faber’s 90th: A Celebration of Poetry, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, WC1H 0AH. On sale.

Wednesday, October 2 – 7.30-9.00pm, First Thursday presents Simon Armitage with music from Orange Zebra, Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Rd, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE.  SOLD OUT

Friday, October 4 – An Evening with Simon Armitage, Ilkley Literature Festival, West Yorkshire. On sale August 19 and 27. 

Sunday, October 6 – 6.30pm, Simon Armitage at Shoreham WordFest, Ropetackle Arts CentreShoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG. On sale.

Monday, October 7 – 6.00pm, Simon Armitage at Wimbledon BookFest, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5AZ. On sale.

Tuesday, October 8 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage: in conversation with Stuart Maconie, Birmingham Literature Festival, Town Hall, B3 3DQ. On sale.

Thursday, October 10Simon Armitage at Cheltenham Literature Festival. Please check the link for when booking opens.

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. On sale.

Friday, November 1 – 7.30pm,  Simon Armitage at Todmorden Book Festival, Todmorden, Calderdale, OL14. On sale.

Sunday, November 3 – 6.30pm,  Simon Armitage at Bridport Literary Festival, Electric Palace, 35 South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY. On sale Aug 23. 

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




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