Events in Ripon
Michael Rosen – Ripon Poetry Festival 2023
Sep 22 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| £12
Michael makes a welcome return to Ripon to read from his new collection for grown-ups. The Advantages of Nearly Dying records his slow and painful battle with longCOVID (‘I can’t hear with my left eye, I can’t see with my left ear and I get muddled’) and shares his thoughts about the pandemic that led to over 200,000 deaths in the UK.
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Welcome to the Sixth Ripon Poetry Festival!
The Ripon Poetry Festival is back with another weekend of poetry readings, performances, workshops and book launches for poetry-lovers of all ages.Six years after helping to kick-start the first Ripon Poetry Festival, Michael Rosen makes a very welcome return to the festival line-up, which also includes readings and performances by Adisa the Verbaliser, Hadley-James Hoyles, Alison Carr, Robert Powell and Sarah Wimbush, poetry-workshops for children and grown-ups, an open mic night, the launch of this year’s festival anthologies, the world premiere of a chamber oratorio by Tim Harrison and Andy Croft, and an evening with theatre legend Barrie Rutter.