Events, Recent & Forthcoming
2021 events & broadcasts
BBC Radio 4, second weekly series of The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed in which the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage talks to guests about life, language and music in his shed.
Sat-Sun, Aug 21-22, Simon Armitage and LYR live at Green Man festival, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons. Tickets on sale
Fri-Sun, Sept 17-19, Ripples of Hope festival, Manchester, celebrates the power of people to make human rights a reality for all. Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets to create a new response to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Tickets on sale.
Sat, Sept, 25, 8.00pm, BBC Contains Strong Language, The Box @ Fargo Village, Coventry CV1 5ED. Tickets on sale
Sat, Oct 9, 7.30pm, Simon Armitage reads live at Ripon Poetry Festival, Ripon Grammar School, HG4 2DG Tickets on sale via the link or in person from Little Ripon Bookshop.
Tues, Oct 12, 8.00pm – The Song of the Nightingale, Simon Armitage and Sam Lee live at Cheltenham Literature Festival. Chaired by Lily Cole. Tickets on sale in Sept.
Fri, Oct 15, 7.30pm, Simon Armitage reads live for Richmond Walking & Book Festival, Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond DL10 4DW. Tickets on sale via the theatre. SOLD OUT
Thurs, Oct 21, 7.30pm, LYR live in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The Cluny & The Cluny 2, NE1 2PQ Tickets on sale.
Fri, Oct 22, 7.30pm, LYR live in Manchester, Gullivers, M4 1LW SOLD OUT
Sat, Oct 23, 8.30pm, LYR live in Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, G2 5RL Tickets on sale
Sun, Oct 24, eve LYR live at Arndale Sailing Club, Cumbria Tickets on sale.
Mon, Oct 25, 7.00pm LYR live in Leeds, Howard Assembly Room. SOLD OUT
Tues, Oct 26, 8.00pm, LYR live in Bristol, Louisiana, BS1 6UA Tickets on sale
Wed, Oct 27, 7.30pm, LYR live in London, Omeara, London SE1 1TE Tickets on sale
Thurs, Oct 28, 8.00pm, LYR live in Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre. Tickets on sale
Sun, Oct 31, 5.00pm, Simon Armitage and 70 Notices, a special varied evening featuring the world premiere of 70 Notices, a commission by Off the Shelf festival to celebrate the Peak District National Park’s 70th anniversary. Live with Lyndon Scarfe at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Tickets on sale.
Wed, Nov 10, 7.30pm, Simon Armitage at Tring Book Festival, The David Evans Court Theatre, Herts HP23 5QY. Tickets on sale to members; due to open for public sale.