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May 30 @ 7:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre £15

POET LAUREATE SIMON ARMITAGE – reading from ‘Sir Gawain & The Green Knight’ plus book signing.

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will be reading from his highly acclaimed 2009 translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This story, first told in the late fourteenth century, is one of the most enthralling, enigmatic and beloved poems in the English language.

Armitage’s version is meticulously responsive to the tact, sophistication and dramatic intensity of the original. It is as if, six hundred years apart, two poets set out on a journey through the same mesmeric landscape – physical, allegorical and acoustic – in the course of which the Gawain poet has finally found his true translator.

In 2018, Faber published a new illustrated edition in which the medieval poem’s key episodes have been visualised into a series of bold, richly textured screen-prints by British artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins. There will be a slideshow of these illustrations to accompany the reading.

This presentation is supported by The Arts Council and is a collaboration between OUTSIDE Arts and The Foxlowe Arts Centre. It is part of Leek Loves Books and Leek Arts Festival.

Tickets £15 from The Foxlowe or online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/608447

7:30pm (Doors 7pm)
Tickets £15.00 from the Foxlowe or online

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Date:
May 30
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
£15
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Website:
https://foxloweartscentre.org.uk/events/outside-arts-presents-simon-armitage/

Organiser

Foxlowe Arts Centre
Phone:
01538 3861122
Email:
centremanager@foxloweartscentre.org.uk
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Venue

Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6AD United Kingdom
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Phone
01538 386112
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