poet, educator & activist
Some of you will have attended one of our ‘LIVEwire’ events over the last 5 years. And we’ll keep staging them, in various shapes and sizes, whenever the opportunities present themselves. But if ‘LIVEwire’ has a home in Leeds, it’s Hyde Park Book Club. And so, in introducing a regular event in Farsley, we decided to create a new night altogether.
So, we’re dead excited to introduce ‘Tubthumping’, which we’re presenting at The Constitutional in partnership with the team behind Trouble At Mill and The Old Woollen. As always, it’ll provide a rip-roaring evening of the UK’s finest spoken word poetry talent. And we’ll have a showcase section at each event, featuring some of the best emerging talent in West Yorkshire.
Our first event takes place on Friday 4 March, with none other than Salena Godden occupying the headline slot! Salena’s profile continues to rise and rise as her debut novel ‘Mrs Death Misses Death’ flies onto bookshelves around the country. And support on the night will come from fellow Nymphs & Thugs star Kirsty Taylor.
The ‘Tubthumping’ events will be hosted by Nymphs & Thugs founder Matt Abbott and Forward Prizes Highly Commended poet Maria Ferguson. Tickets for the opening event are available here for £10 plus £1 booking fee.
Also, if one event isn’t enough for you, you can also get ahead of the game and book for our event on 14 April! This second installment stars Vanessa Kisuule and Toria Garbutt, and tickets are available here. Our 2022 series of events is being part-funded by Leeds Inspired, which we’re hugely grateful for. See ya there…