yep, we’re back with our third installment of Tubthumping – and we’re still not pulling any punches with the line-up! join us at The Constitutional in Farsley on Thursday 30 June for feature slots from Sabrina Mahfouz and Jess Green, plus our showcase section.

it’s promising to become one of the North’s best-loved poetry nights and we’re absolutely buzzing about being able to achieve that on our own doorstep. tickets cost £10 plus booking fee and are available here!

Tubthumping at The Constitutional in Farsley on Thursday 30 June

Join us in the stunning surrounds of 254-year-old The Leeds Library for one of Leeds’ leading poetry nights! The 17th installment of ‘Chelping’ stars Amy Acre and Abdullah Adekola, plus open mic hosted by Matt Abbott.

Previous headliners have included internationally renowned performers such as recent T.S. Eliot Prize winner Joelle Taylor, Sabrina Mahfouz, Anthony Anaxagorou, and Theresa Lola. We’ve also had nationally renowned poets including Cecilia Knapp, Jess Green, and Toby Campion.

Chelping #17 on Thursday 16 June 2022

Tickets are available here for just £5.

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Friday’s launch of ‘Tubthumping’ couldn’t have gone better. We had a healthy crowd from far and wide – with audience members travelling from as far afield as Middlesbrough and Glasgow – and the atmosphere was brilliant from start to finish.

Our next event stars Vanessa Kisuule and Toria Garbutt on Thursday 14 April and tickets are available here!

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Tubthumping at The Constitutional in Farsley on Thursday 14 April
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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.

Tubthumping at The Constitutional, Farsley on Friday 4 March
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We’re excited to be presenting a special ‘LIVEwire’ event as part of the first-ever Leeds Poetry Festival. It’ll take place at Left Bank from 1700-1830 on Friday 23 July. Our featured acts are Kirsty Taylor and Simone Yasmin, and there’ll also be a ‘spotlight section’ showcasing emerging poets from around West Yorkshire.

Tickets cost £8 plus booking fee and are available here.

LIVEwire at Leeds Poetry Festival on Friday 23 July 2021
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Our first in-person ‘LIVEwire’ event will take place at Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds on Thursday 10 June! I can’t tell you how desperate I’ve been to type that sentence. Our special guests on the night are Tony Walsh, Kayo Chingonyi and Maria Ferguson. It’ll be hosted by Matt Abbott.

This is a socially-distanced event with a limited capacity. Tickets are available here.

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LIVEwire at Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds on Thursday 10 June
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