Sunday, September 16, 2007

Simon Armitage in the Park this September

Simon Armitage: Poems in the Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG.

A series of five readings by poet Simon Armitage to celebrate YSP's 30th birthday. Each site-specific reading will be tailored to the particular atmosphere of the location, and alongside existing work, Armitage will read new poems written especially for the occasion. These will include translations from the Wakefield Mystery Plays; the cycle of medieval verse-dramas dating from the 15th century.

Those attending will each receive a signed, limited-edition copy of the new works as a reminder of these special events.

The week will culminate in a final, celebratory reading performed to a larger audience in Longside Gallery, with a glass of wine to toast the occasion.

23 September
Camellia House Reading

25 September
Deer Shelter Skyspace Reading

26 September
Underground Gallery Reading

28 September
Mystery Location Reading

29 September
Longside Gallery Reading

These are once-only, intimate performances, and audience numbers will be strictly limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information or to book, call 01924 832642 or email

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