Friday 6th May, 4-5pm
Simon Armitage, the UK’s poet laurate, joins us for a unique performance of his own poetry themed around the environment. Simon was born and grew up in West Yorkshire. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He has published over a dozen poetry collections, is the author of three non-fiction bestsellers, and writes extensively for television, most recently for BBC 2’s Where Did The World Go. He also presents the popular BBC Radio 4 series The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed and writes, records and performs with the band LYR and has received an Ivor Novello Award for his song writing.