Simon Armitage is the UK Poet Laureate and was elected Oxford Professor of Poetry (2015-2019).
His numerous accolades include the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and an Ivor Novello Award for song-writing in the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings.
Armitage has published over a dozen collections of poetry including his latest book, Magnetic Field, which gathers together his poems on Marsden, the Yorkshire village where he grew up and began life as a writer.
Armitage also writes extensively for theatre, television and radio, and is the author of two novels and three non-fiction bestsellers: All Points North, Walking Home and Walking Away.
His acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has sold over 100,000 copies.
His theatre works include The Last Days of Troy, performed at Shakespeare’s Globe. He also writes and performs with the band Land Yacht Regatta (LYR) who released their debut album in June 2020.
Armitage was awarded a CBE for services to poetry in 2010. He is currently Professor of Poetry at Leeds University. www.simonarmitage.com
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Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Rd, Richmond DL10 4DW
Live-streaming if sold out.
Event date: 15/10/2021 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm