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Events, Recent & Forthcoming

Given the COVID-19 virus outbreak, please check with hosts and venues to ensure up-to-date information for any live events listed below. Heartfelt thanks and best wishes to all the wonderful event organisers, venue and box office staff, festival volunteers, bookshop staff and the many audiences who were caught up in the unfolding cancellations. Stay safe and well. 

Current broadcasts

Magnetic Field Recordings – Poet Laureate Simon Armitage reads from his latest poetry collection Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems in a new weekly broadcast from Marsden. From April 6, 2020, Twitter @FaberBooks

A Tribute to Wordsworth on his 250th Birthday, by Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate, April 7, 2020.

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. 

Digital events

Friday, May 22, Wordsworth 250: A Night in with the Wordsworths at Hay Festival Digital: A gala performing of William’s poetry and Dorothy’s journals with a superstar cast including Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Monty Don, Stephen Fry, Tom Hollander, Toby Jones, Helen McCrory, Jonathan Pryce and Vanessa Redgrave. Please register via the link. 



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