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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.


Tuesday, March 6 – 8.00pm, For the Love of Words at Dubai Opera, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Sunday, March 18 – 5.00-7.00pm, Magic Rock Brewing and Vinyl Tap Records present Simon Armitage 'The Unaccompanied': Back Where It All Began',  followed by DJ sets at Huddersfield Literature Festival's closing party, 7-10pm

* March 19 – June 10 *: Flit at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), a 40th anniversary exhibition of photographs and poems by Simon Armitage.

Thursday, March 22 – 7.00pm, Discovering People – Simon Armitage interviewed by Martine Croxall, Royal Geographical Society, London, SW7 2AR.

Saturday, March 24 – 12 noon, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Exhibitions opening at MOMA Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AJ, include Clive Hicks-Jenkins' screen prints of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Simon Armitage will open the show and read from his translation of Gawain. All welcome.

Sunday, April 29 – 7.00pm, River Music: Fifty Poems from Five Decades Ten poets celebrate the opening anniversary of space at London's Southbank Centre. Includes Simon Armitage, Malika Booker, Imtiaz Dharker, Caleb Femi and Ifor ap Glyn.

Monday, April 30 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage at Bang Said the Gun, Soho Theatre, London W1D 3NE

Wednesday, May 16 – 5.30pm, Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, 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

Monday, June 25 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage, Ashbourne Festival, Derbyshire Dales

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). 

Friday, September 21 – 7.30pm, Simon Armitage at The Octagon, Grassington hosted by Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literary Society (UWALS), North Yorkshire


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