we’ve decided to trial a new semi-regular series of intimate live poetry events at the snug in Hyde Park Book Club. this will feature extended sets by our headline act, followed by a relaxed interview and q+a. our very first headliner is Stephen James Smith!
the event will be hosted by Matt Abbott, who will also be Stephen’s support act. tickets are available here for £8/6.
our final event of 2022 sees us team up with Bad Betty Press on the Leeds leg of their UK! we’ll be returning to Hyde Park Book Club on Thursday 24 November with an outstanding line-up of poets for your hearts and minds.
tickets cost £6 (£4 concessions) and are available here.
The penultimate LIVEwire Leeds event in this series, which took place at Hyde Park Book Club on Wednesday 5 February. Headline slots from Louise Fazackerley and Matt Abbott plus open mic, as captured by Idle Work Factory.
Our final Leeds event in this series takes place on Wednesday 1 April, and tickets will be on sale soon!
We’re pulling no punches with our first event of the roaring ’20s, as we return to Hyde Park Book Club for the third of our Leeds residency dates. Our special guests for this one are Louise Fazackerley and Evrah Rose, plus we’ll have open mic hosted by Matt Abbott.
We pulled no punches with our second LIVEwire Leeds event at Hyde Park Book Club, as Out-Spoken Press duo Joelle Taylor and Ollie O’Neill performed to another packed room. All photos and highlights video by Idle Work Factory.
The third LIVEwire Leeds event will take place at Hyde Park Book Club on Wednesday 5 February, with Louise Fazackerley performing a headline slot.
The first of our ‘LIVEwire’ Leeds residency nights took place at Hyde Park Book Club on 2 October, with Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid going down a storm in West Yorkshire. The start of the event was delayed as we had to bring about 20 extra chairs down to accommodate everybody, and Matt Abbott was on hosting duties, including open mic.
As well as the video highlights from Idle Work Factory, they’ve also taken some ace photos (below). Huge thanks to our open mic performers: Lence, Sally Anne Earl, Claire Crossdale, Tahira Alia Rehman, Joe Williams, Natalie Davies and Camille McCawley.
Our next ‘LIVEwire’ Leeds event stars Joelle Taylor and Ollie O’Neill on Wednesday 4 December, and tickets are on sale here.