Ilkley Literature Festival

Words in the city

On behalf of the above;

Tickets are now on sale for Words in the City, our popular weekend festival of poetry and spoken word, taking place in the centre of Leeds from 10 – 13 May.

Highlights include: reggae poet and social activist Linton Kwesi Johnson; a new show from multi-award-winning Luke Wright that takes a step back in time to indie clubs of the 1980s; Mind the Gap’s Alan ‘Cool’ Clay and Testament explore what it’s like to be treated like trash and how you find your way out of the junk; and Kate Fox and Jackie Hagan take a look at Working Class voices in poetry. Plus there will be an intimate event with the University of Leeds’ new Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage.

Festival Director, Rachel Feldberg says: “We are very excited to be able to stage Words in the City, our celebration of poetry and spoken word in Leeds for the first time. Along with a packed weekend of free events for families we have a headline performance from the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson and lots of opportunities to discover the best new poets and performers on the UK’s vibrant spoken word scene.”

Click here to view the full programme and book tickets.

 

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