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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.

2018

Please click for Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Scenes) Autumn tour dates

Wednesday, September 12 – 7.30pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage in conjunction with Yellow-Lighted Book Shop at The Goods Shed, Gumstool Hill, Tetbury, Glos. GL8 8DG 

Thursday, September 13 – 7.30pm Simon Armitage at Bedales Theatre, Petersfield, GU32 2DG

Friday, September 21 – 7.30pm, A Journey with Simon Armitage featuring his poetry and prose on the theme of 'journeys'. The Octagon, Grassington, North Yorkshire hosted by Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literary Society (UWALS). Tickets £15.50/£17.50 UWALS members/non-members. To book in advance email: uwalsociety@gmail.com

Thursday, September 27 – 3.00pm, Poetry with Simon Armitage featuring his work for the WW1 project Still and TV documentaries The Not Dead and The Great War: An Elegy.  Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and Arts, Northumberland

Friday, September 28 – 3.00pm, Live Age Afternoon with Simon Armitage, New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs ST5 0JG as part of the Live Age Festival

Fri-Sun, Sept 28-30BBC Contains Strong Language 2018 in Hull including BBC Writersroom Panel and The Essay. Also JoinedUp Dance's performance of Still by Simon Armitage. Many of the festival's events are free.

Friday, October 5 – 6.00-8.00pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage, Hillingdon Literary Festival, Brunel University London,  Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. Plus drinks reception to launch the festival weekend. FREE but booking is essential.

Monday, October 8 – 8.00pm, Simon Armitage: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Candlelight, Ilkley Literature Festival, West Yorkshire. A launch reading of Faber's new revised edition of Armitage's acclaimed modern translation alongside projections of some of the book's richly textured illustrations, original screenprints by Clive Hicks-Jenkins 

Thursday, October 11 – 6.00pm, Simon Armitage at St Chad's, Durham Book Festival in partnership with Durham University’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics. This event launches their conference on Literary Birds.

Tuesday, October 16 – 8.00pm, Simon Armitage – Journeys, Bewdley Festival, Worcestershire

Friday, October 19 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage & Frieda Hughes read in Hebden Bridge for the 2018 Ted Hughes Festival hosted by the Elmet Trust to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the poet laureate Ted Hughes.

Monday, October 22 – 7.00pm, An Evening with Simon Armitage, Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Lancashire  

Saturday, November 10Singapore Writers Festival

Tuesday, November 20 – 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. 

Tuesday, December 10 – 6.30pm, Simon Armitage reads from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Faber event in St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet St, London, to celebrate the release of a new revised illustrated edition of Armitage's acclaimed modern translation of this medieval tale. The reading will be alongside projections of some of the book's richly textured illustrations, original screenprints by Clive Hicks-Jenkins 

2019

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. 

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