At long last, we have a LIVEwire Liverpool date in the diary! We’re over the moon to be providing the main Saturday night event at The Everyman as part of the first-ever A Lovely Poetry Festival. So, with this being our first event on Merseyside, we couldn’t pull any punches.

Your LIVEwire poets for the evening are Zena Edwards, Tony Walsh, Casey Bailey, and Amina Atiq. Your host for the evening will be Kevin P. Gilday, and we’ll also have Roy on the decks!

Sound good…? We thought so! Tickets are available here for £10-15. Let’s make it a night to remember in one of the UK’s most unique and vibrant cities.

Nymphs & Thugs | LIVEwire Liverpool
LIVEwire @ A Lovely Poetry Festival, Liverpool on Saturday 9 July

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.

Nymphs & Thugs | LIVEwire Carriageworks
LIVEwire at Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds on Thursday 10 June
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We’re thrilled to have programmed this event for Leeds Lit Fest in celebration of International Women’s Day 2021. The event will take place over Zoom on Sunday 7 March from 3-5pm and tickets can be reserved free of charge here.

It’ll feature performances from Theresa Lola, Erin Bolens and Reece Lyons, and will be hosted by our very own Louise Fazackerley. There’s also an open mic section which is now full.

Please feel free to join and share the Facebook event here!

LIVEwire x #IWD2021 event for Leeds Lit Fest on Sunday 7 March
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Well, it was supposed to draw to its grand conclusion at Colchester Arts Centre on 29 April. A stunning church conversion with hundreds of punters packed in to see us perform in the flesh.

As it happens, it drew to a conclusion on Facebook Live: with me hosting from my one-bed flat in East London, with only a hazy distant memory of what it’s like to attend a live performance in person.

Regardless of how the pandemic stream-rolled our plans, I’m still immensely proud of what we achieved with this series of ‘LIVEwire’ events. It was our most ambitious live project to date and it couldn’t have gone better (apart from… well, you know…)

LIVEwire Manchester highlights by Northern Heart films
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