25 Aug 2017

Contains Strong Language Programme Reveal – Part 2

Poetry, music, radio, films, and so much more!

Starting on National Poetry Day, Thursday 28 September, with local, national and international poets, Contains Strong Language is a celebration of new and existing word craft inspired by our literary city.

Film Screening: Men Who Sleep in Cars

29 Sep 2017, 2pm (free, ticketed)
Fruit

Men Who Sleep in Cars by Michael Symmons Roberts is written entirely in verse. Sarah (Maxine Peake) finds the familiar streets of Manchester, a backdrop to the film, difficult to leave.

Between the Ears

29 Sep 2017, 2pm (free, ticketed)
Hull College

Hull ‘17 poets Helen Mort and Hannah Silva perform two very different new imaginative works which blend adventurous sound and interview with exceptional poetry.

Poetry From Poland

29 Sep 2017, 2.30pm (free, ticketed)
Kardomah 94

Wojciech Cichon, Weronika Lewandowska, and Bohdan Piasecki perform poetry in celebration of polish culture and heritage here in the UK.

Bohdan Piasecki

29 Sep 2017, 3.15pm (free, ticketed)
Kardomah 94

Bohdan Piasecki will be presenting work created over the last few months at his pop-up poetry stations from the streets of Hull.

Film Screening: Through the Lens of Larkin

29 Sep 2017, 3.30pm (free, ticketed)
Fruit

John Wedgwood Clarke (Books That Made Britain) will get on his bike and follow in the tyre tracks of the man himself to explore the places and relationships which shaped one of the 20th Century’s greatest poets.

Grace Nichols, John Agard

29 Sep 2017, 3.30pm (free, ticketed)
Hull Central Library

John Agard and Grace Nichols are joined by poets from Trinidad to celebrate Caribbean poetry, performance and culture.

Film Screening: Black Roses – The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

29 Sep 2017, 4.30pm (free, ticketed)
Fruit

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster. Sophie Lancaster was kicked to death in a Lancashire park in 2007 because of her appearance. Sylvia Lancaster remembers her daughter and the tragic events after the attack as Sophie tells her own story through a sequence of poems written by poet by Simon Armitage.

Lamanby

29 Sep 2017, 4.30pm
Hull College

Poet Jacob Polley recovers an extraordinary house of dream-memory through words put to a powerful soundscape, created and performed John Alder. Lamanby movingly explores how we might hold on to what matters …

Dean Wilson and Joelle Taylor

29 Sep 2017, 4.30pm (free, ticketed)
Kardomah 94

Readings from Joelle Taylor, the Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, and Dean Wilson, twenty years a postman and eleven years as Hull’s self-proclaimed fourth-best poet.

Zena Edwards and Harry Giles

29 Sep 2017, 6pm (free, ticketed)
Kardomah 94

Readings from writer and performer Harry Giles, and writer/poet and vocalist Zena Edwards.

Film Screening: Talking Doorsteps Films

29 Sep, 6pm (free, ticketed)
Fruit

Talking Doorsteps is a spoken word exchange project that explores the idea of “home” by connecting young poets and filmmakers from across the globe and sharing their work digitally with audiences worldwide.

Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt in Conversation

29 Sep 2017, 6pm (free, ticketed)
Jubilee Church

The duo chat with Simon Armitage, discussing their songs and books, and their years in Hull where they formed bestselling band Everything But The Girl.

Front Row

29 Sep 2017, 7pm (free, ticketed)
Hull College

Join the audience for a live broadcast of Front Row, Radio 4’s flagship arts programme, presented by John Wilson and featuring an exuberant mix of interviews, discussion, and performance.

Hull Liming

29 Sep 2017, 8pm (free, ticketed)
Kardomah 94

Tilt presents Hull Liming: Where spoken word meets carnival. An evening of performance, spoken word, storytelling, music, drinks and DJs under one roof.

Dr John Cooper Clarke & Special Guests

29 Sep 2017, 8pm (tickets £25)
Middleton Hall

Dr John Cooper Clarke’s show is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat.

1Xtra Words First

29 Sep 2017, 8pm (free, ticketed)
The Old School House

BBC 1Xtra bring their Words First poets to Hull to celebrate the musical lyricism at the heart of the station’s identity.

The Verb Live: Radio 3

29 Sep 2017, 10pm (free, ticketed)
Hull College

Ian McMillan presents Radio 3’s The Verb broadcasting live from Hull with a look at the poetry inspired by the city.

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