Leeds’ most innovative spoken word night, Chelping at the Leeds Library, will be celebrating its 10th edition with nationally acclaimed poet, Hannah Lowe.

Since launching in April 2018, Chelping at The Leeds Library has firmly established itself as the leading spoken word poetry night in Leeds. Taking place in the stunning 251-year-old subscription library, the event has consistently attracted nationally acclaimed poets from around the UK.

The tenth event takes place on Wednesday 25 September with guests Hannah Lowe and John Darwin and compered by Matt Abbott. Emerging local poets can take part in an open mic section which offers them the opportunity to perform alongside writers of outstanding calibre meaning that Chelping lies firmly in the heart of Leeds’ poetry and spoken word family.

Nymphs & Thugs | Chelping at The Leeds Library
Chelping at The Leeds Library on 25 September
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Nymphs & Thugs’ ‘LIVEwire’ events from September to April

New month, new column. Following last week’s announcement of our biggest series of ‘LIVEwire’ events to date, I’ve written in The State of The Arts to give an insight into why I’m so passionate about these events, and the sort of thing that you can expect from them.

The column is here – so please have a read and then share! Ta very much.

Firstly, if you haven’t read the blog about our new series of ‘LIVEwire’ events, check it out here. This is our biggest series of events yet and we’re absolutely buzzing that they’re finally out there in the world.

The first of our resident nights at Hyde Park Book Club pulls no punches, with globally renowned renegade poet Salena Godden headlining, and Birmingham-based rising star Nafeesa Hamid in support.

LIVEwire Leeds No.1 | Wed 2 Oct 2019
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Firstly, if you haven’t read the blog about our new series of ‘LIVEwire’ events, check it out here. This is our biggest series of events yet and we’re absolutely buzzing that they’re finally out there in the world.

The first of our regional events is a real statement of intent, with internationally renowned poet and playwright Luke Wright supported by Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor.

‘LIVEwire’ Manchester on Friday 20 September
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