Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Leicester Shindig!: Nine Arches and Crystal Clear Creators present Ben Wilkinson and others (tbc) - Monday 17th November, 7.30pm start @ The Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GA
Stafford Arts Festival: Poetry at St Chad's - Saturday 6th September, 9.30-15.30 (specific times and reading slots tbc) @ St Chad's Church, Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2HP
Poetry by Heart: Ben Wilkinson and others (tbc) - Wednesday 30th July, 7 for 7.30pm start @ The HEART Centre Cafe, Headingley, Leeds LS6.
After reading with David Tait and others last year, I'm returning to Poetry by Heart for the Leeds launch of my new prize-winning pamphlet, For Real.
The Buxton Fringe Festival: Ben Wilkinson and Liz Hall - Thursday 24th July, 7pm @ The Buckingham Hotel, Buxton
Part of the Words Wizards Free Fringe - more details here.
Soon Every House Will Have One and For Real: London Launch - Friday 20th June, 7pm @ The Three Stags pub, Kennington, London (nearest tube North Lambeth)
The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition Winners with James Caruth, Rebecca Farmer, Holly Hopkins and Ben Wilkinson - Saturday 31st May, 2.30pm @ Jerwood Centre, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Cumbria & Tuesday 10th June, 7pm @ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield S1.
Now in its 28th year, the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition has been the starting point for some of the major voices in contemporary poetry. Come and join us to launch the pamphlets from this year’s crop of winners. Two opportunities to hear readings from James Caruth, Rebecca Farmer, Holly Hopkins and Ben Wilkinson, as part of The Wordsworth Trust's reading series and Sheffield's Midsummer Festival respectively.
Poets in a Bookshop: Blackwell's presents Niall Campbell, Kris Anderson and Ben Wilkinson - Wednesday 14th May 2014, 6.30pm - 8.30pm @ Blackwell University Bookshop (Mappin St, Sheffield S1, off West Street)
Free entry / refreshments, with poets' books on sale including Niall Campbell's debut collection Moontide (Bloodaxe Books), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Spire Writes presents: John McCullough and Ben Wilkinson - Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 7.30pm-10pm @ The White Swan, Chesterfield (opposite the Crooked Spire)
Off The Shelf Festival of Words: 21 Poets for Sheffield - online, anywhere, anytime (click the link)
The Digital Poetry Slam is a project commissioned by Off The Shelf Festival Of Words, run by Sheffield based literature organisation Word Life and local filmmaker Nathan Gibson. 21 poets have been filmed in 21 different locations across Sheffield, all venues Off The Shelf use as part of their festival to celebrate their 21st anniversary. Featured are a whole range of different poets, from university lecturers, established names, students and performance poets, to give a snapshot of Sheffield's literature scene.
Festival of Mind, University of Sheffield: Old Northern Voices - Monday 24th September 2012, 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Featuring Simon Armitage as the Gawain poet, Neil Roberts as D.H. Lawrence, River Wolton as Emily Bronte, Adam Piette as W.H. Auden, Nell Farrell as Stevie Smith, and Ben Wilkinson as Philip Larkin.
Sheffield Poetry Festival: Monk, Mort, Wilkinson and Robinson - Saturday 2nd April 2011, 5pm - 7pm
Poets Geraldine Monk, Helen Mort, Ben Wilkinson, and Peter Robinson read as part of the first Sheffield Poetry Festival. @ Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS. Click on the above link for further details.
Unquiet Desperation Spoken Word Evening - Wednesday 23rd June 2010, evening
Readings from several poets, further details to be confirmed. @ The Red Deer (off Mappin St on Pitt St, Sheffield S1)
Young Writers Showcase - Saturday 19th June 2010, 7.30pm-11pm (Hallam Union, Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 - £3 entry)
Featuring some of the best up and coming writers from across the UK, alongside some local talent with quality music to boot where everyone’s welcome, not just the young 'uns. With tickets at only £3 available on the door and directly from here; http://www.wegottickets.com/event/83220
Music from The Alpha Manoeuvre; Words from Byron Vincent, Helen Mort, Jay Bernard, Ben Wilkinson, Sarah Thomasin + others
Poetry book launch and readings - Thursday 29th October 2009, 8pm
celebrate the launch of Tony Williams’ poetry collection ‘The Corner of Arundel Lane and Charles Street’, with readings by Tony Williams, Ben Wilkinson and Anthony Rowland (@ the Showroom Cinema/Cafe, Sheffield S1)
Opus and WordLife present the ‘Best of Shef’ - Saturday 17th October 2009, 8pm
Showcasing the best poets writing in Sheffield today; River Wolton (Derbyshire Poet Laureate), Helen Mort (Eric Gregory Award, Manchester Young Writer Award) Matt Clegg (Eric Gregory Award) Matt Black (Arts Council Writers Award) Ben Wilkinson (Tall-Lighthouse) and James Lock (Now Then Magazine) with a live performance from blues guitarist Andrew Duxfield.
@ Cafe Euro (off London Road on John Street, Sheffield S2)
Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour - Monday 21st September 2009, 8pm
pick of the crop with emma jones, greta stoddart, mike bartholomew-biggs, olivia cole, martha kapos, ben wilkinson, emily berry and siân hughes with music from singer/guitarist henry fajemirokun (the Troubadour can be found @ Old Brompton Road, London SW5)
Tall Reflections - Tuesday September 15th 2009, 7.30pm
continuing the tall-lighthouse cambridge series, alan buckley & ben wilkinson
@ Visual Arts Centre, Christ's College, Cambridge