Our first regional shows in Manchester and Bristol were two of the best events that we’ve ever run, and I’ve no doubt that Birmingham will be just as good. After a showcase in 2018, we’re returning to Verve Poetry Festival – and this time it’s at the Hippodrome. Tickets are on sale here.Continue reading “LIVEwire Birmingham | Salena Godden & Co. on 22 Feb”
Friday night saw the first of our new #LIVEwire events, with an incredible line-up at Manchester’s The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre. A packed room were treated to sets from Luke Wright, Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor, hosted by Toria Garbutt.
The images below were taken by Derren Lee Poole, and you can also view the gallery over on our Facebook page here. The next of these events is at Leeds’ Hyde Park Book Club on 2 October, starring Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid! Tickets are available here.
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.
We return to Byline Festival in Sussex for the third year running. Our ‘LIVEwire’ Salon is a proven hit at the festival, and this year we have no fewer than twelve renegade poets performing for you at some point over the weekend. We’re on late on the Friday and Sunday nights.
Byline is a unique and dynamic festival which celebrates independent journalism and freedom of speech, whilst also targeting corruption and bias in the media, as well as prejudice in wider society.
This year’s festival sees Pussy Riot return for another headline set, as well as a huge range of talks, workshops, screenings, performances and more. Click here for more info and tickets.Continue reading “LIVEwire at Byline Festival from 23-25 Aug”
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!
We’re thrilled to announce another string of UK tour dates for Toria Garbutt and Dr John Cooper Clarke. One of the best-loved and most iconic spoken word artists in the UK, Dr JCC has been winning audiences’ hearts and minds since he burst onto the punk scene in the mid-late ’70s.Continue reading “More tour dates for Toria Garbutt and Dr John Cooper Clarke”