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Beam is delighted to announce that Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is to give a special reading at The Orangery in Wakefield to help raise funds in support of Wakefield Lit Fest.
This special reading will take place at the Grade II* listed Orangery on Back Lane, Wakefield on Easter Saturday, 19 April at 6pm where the Poet Laureate will read from her work and sign copies of her many collections of poetry.
The internationally-renowned poet returns to the city for this intimate event following her highly successful reading at Wakefield Lit Fest in September 2013. It’s a sign of the warmth and enthusiasm with which she was received that Carol Ann has now agreed to read to help raise money for Lit Fest 2014, and especially for the Festival’s work developing the writing talent of young people.
The Poet Laureate is in Wakefield to take part in the Easter Sunday service at Wakefield Cathedral, when she will present a new poem inspired by the Cathedral as part of her national project on England’s cathedrals.
Carol Ann Duffy is one of the country’s most popular and well-know poets. She has written a vast arrange of poetry for both adults and young people. She’s written on subjects as varied as David Beckham’s injured tendon and the Icelandic volcano eruption, as well as themes of love and, more recently, World War One.
Wakefield Lit Fest is programmed by arts organisation, Beam, and will run for its third year in 2014 between 19-30 September. Further details about the Festival will be revealed later in the year and you can sign up to our newsletter here to be kept informed.
Beam Director Robert Powell said,
“We are terrifically excited to welcome Carol Ann back to Wakefield. She really enjoyed her reading here last autumn and when I found out about her English cathedrals project we facilitated the connection with the Dean and Bishop here. When Carol Ann offered to read in support of the Lit Fest as part of her visit to Wakefield for the Cathedral project, we grabbed the opportunity with both hands! It’s a great opportunity, and Wakefield people are in for a wonderful and intimate experience at the Orangery.”
Tickets are priced at £10 / £7 concessions can be purchased online at via eventbrite or by calling 01924 215 550.
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Beam work with Artists and communities to enhance places through the development of bespoke creative arts projects. Beam is the trading name of Public Arts – an arts organisation and charity founded in 1986, based in Wakefield and working across the Yorkshire region and beyond.