Brian Patten, John Hegley - and a tribute to Hovis Presley

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Brian Patten, Mandy Coe and John Hegley will be headlining Live From Worktown, Bolton’s festival of words, with the main festival events running in the week beginning 18 May. Live From Worktown also features a commemorative production of Dave Morgan's play 'Hovis in Wonderland', to mark the 10th anniversary of the death at 44 of Bolton wordsmith and humourist Hovis Presley. Other festival highlights include Jackie Hagan, and a special Write Out Loud night at Bolton Socialist Club featuring Louise Fazackerley and Steve Pottinger. More details 

 

MAY 

Cheltenham poetry festival, until 4 May 

Live from Worktown, Bolton's festival of words, until 30 May 

Poetry-next-the-sea, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, 8-10 May 

St Ives literature festival, Cornwall, 9-16 May 

Surrey poetry festival, Guildford, 9 May 

South Yorkshire poetry festival, 18-24 May

The Last Word festival, Roundhouse, London, 19-31 May 

Bodmin Moor poetry festival, Liskeard, Cornwall, 29-31 May

Festival of Suffolk Poetry, Stowmarket, 30 May 

 

JUNE

Charles Causley festival, Launceston, Cornwall, 12-14 June 

Bridlington poetry festival, 19-21 June 

Poetry & Words, Glastonbury festival 24-28 June 

 

JULY

Ledbury poetry festival, 3-12 July

 
 

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