Contains Strong Language

Contains Strong Language

Imitaz Dharker and Fred Voss will participate in the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival as two of the designated Hull’17 Poets, an ensemble of exciting and innovative poets commissioned to create new work which will be premiered in the city over four days. The festival opens on Thursday 28 September (National Poetry Day) and closes on Sunday 1 October. Their work will feature across BBC 2, BBC Four and BBC Radio. John Agard, Grace Nichols and Matthew Caley will also be taking part. This is a new national poetry and spoken word festival set up in partnership with Hull UK City of Culture, Wrecking Ball Press, Humber Mouth, The British Council, The Arts Council and a number of poetry organisations.  

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Thursday 28 September, 5pm – 6.30pm, & Sunday 1 October, 2.30pm – 4pm, Hull Central Library

Hull ’17 Gala Launch. A special event split over two nights to showcase the work of the Hull ’17 poets featuring Imtiaz Dharker and Fred Voss.

Friday 29 September, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, 8pm-10pm, Hull Central Library

John Agard and Grace Nichols are joined by poets from Trinidad to celebrate Caribbean poetry. Later they will be taking part in Hull Liming, an evening of spoken word, music and the sensations of a Trinidad-style lime.

Saturday 30 September, 1.30pm - 5pm, Queens Gardens

Fred Voss will perform his work as part of the Poetry Picnic – Poetry Takeaway.

Saturday 30 September, 3.15 – 3.45pm & 4.30 – 5 pm, Hull College, The Horncastle Building.

Imitaz Dharker: This Tide of Humber.  JoinedUp Dance Company presents a new piece of contemporary dance inspired by Imtiaz Dharker’s specially commissioned poem, This Tide of Humber.

Sunday 1 October, 11am – 12, Kardomah 94 Imtiaz Dharker poetry reading; 5.30pm – 6.45pm, Kardomah 94 Matthew Caley poetry reading with Brendan  Cleary; 7pm – 8.30pm, Kardomah 94 Fred Voss poetry reading with William Letford.


[13 September 2017]


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