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

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. SOLD OUT​

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. On sale.

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. Almost sold out. 

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

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. On sale.

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. On sale.


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





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