Spoken word poetry is at the heart of what we do, and as well as producing UK tours, we host regular #LIVEwire nights between Leeds and London as well as at music festivals around the country.

Our first UK tour took place in May 2017 to support the release of Salena Godden‘s ‘LIVEwire’ album, and we’re also co-producers on Matt Abbott‘s 22-date autumn 2018 tour of ‘Two Little Ducks’.

LIVEwire regional dates and Leeds residency 2019-20

Nymphs & Thugs ‘LIVEwire’ events from Sep ’19 to Apr ’20

We’ll get by with a little help from our friends. Our friends being Arts Council England. For the biggest announcement of ‘LIVEwire’ events to date, click here.

LIVEwire Manchester | 20 Sep 2019

‘LIVEwire’ Manchester on Friday 20 September

The first of our regional ‘LIVEwire’ dates kicks-off in Manchester on Friday 20 September, with Luke Wright, Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor hosted by Toria Garbutt. Click here for more info.

Chelping | 25 Sep 2019

Chelping at The Leeds Library on 25 September 2019

The tenth instalment of ‘Chelping’ at The Leeds Library features guest performances from Hannah Lowe and John Darwin, plus open mic hosted by Matt Abbott.

‘LIVEwire’ Leeds No.1 | 2 Oct 2019

Nymphs & Thugs | LIVEwire Leeds No.1
‘LIVEwire’ Leeds No.1 on 2 October 2019

The first of our Leeds resident nights at Hyde Park Book Club stars Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid on Wednesday 2 October. Click here for more info.

LIVEwire poets of 2018

Nymphs & Thugs | LIVEwire 2018

These were all of our ‘LIVEwire’ poets of 2018; starting with the UN Women #HeForShe event in London at the start of the year, and then Byline Festival in Sussex in the summer, and also our quarterly event in Leeds.

Please note that we don’t act as a booking agent for our individual artists. We act as a go-between for our artists, and also work with a vast network of poets around the UK.

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