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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Skint & Demoralised 📸 by Kerry Harrison

Following a 6-year hiatus, Matt Abbott‘s band Skint & Demoralised are returning with new single ‘Boro Kitchen 4am’ on 29 March. The single is being released by Fierce Panda, and there’s a comeback gig at London’s The Social on Thursday 11 April.

Skint & Demoralised official video for ‘Boro Kitchen 4am’
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Today’s copy of The Guardian includes a cover feature on “the rise and rise of the new poets”, with two out of the five poets being Nymphs & Thugs artists Toria Garbutt and Matt Abbott.

The article also includes a piece of work from each of the poets.

Toria and Matt are featured alongside multiple international award-winner Raymond Antrobus, Ted Hughes Award winner Jay Bernard and Theresa Lola. Click here for a read!