Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

An evening with award-winning poet and writer

Where: Tetbury Goods Shed

When: Wednesday, September 12, 7.30pm

Simon Armitage is an award-winning poet who also writes extensively for theatre, television and radio.

During his appearance at Tetbury Goods Shed on Wednesday evening, he will read from a range of his work and answer questions from the audience.

Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. His numerous accolades include a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for song-writing for the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings.

He has published over a dozen collections of poetry including his two latest books, The Unaccompanied (Faber) and Flit (Yorkshire Sculpture Park).

His acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has sold over 100,000 copies and a new illustrated edition is out this Autumn.

Armitage is also the author of two novels and three best-selling memoirs, All Points North, Walking Home and Walking Away. His theatre works include The Last Days of Troy, which played at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and Shakespeare's Globe.

He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford in 2015.

He was awarded the CBE for services to poetry in 2010.

Tickets are available from Tetbury Goods Shed website.

Related Articles

Top five things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend Image

Top five things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend

Autumn is nearly upon us and the sun is still shining - so what better way to enjoy it than right here in Gloucestershire?

Tickets now on sale for Stroud Book Festival! Image

Tickets now on sale for Stroud Book Festival!

Organisers of Stroud Book Festival 2019 are delighted to announce that the box office for all events is now open!

The most magical pantomime of them all Image

The most magical pantomime of them all

Now the holidays are well and truly over (oh yes they are!) the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham is urging people to snap up tickets for their annual family-friendly pantomime early to avoid disappointment.

Celebrate 70 years of song with The Cotswold Male Voice Choir Image

Celebrate 70 years of song with The Cotswold Male Voice Choir

This year The Cotswold Male Voice Choir is celebrating its 70th anniversary and on Saturday, October 5, a special concert is being held at St Matthew's Church, Cheltenham.

Copyright 2019 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.