The venue is fully accessible.
Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5ED
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Guideline Audience Age Range: 14+
BBC Contains Strong Language 2021 is a partnership between the BBC, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Writing West Midlands and Nine Arches Press, and is supported by Arts Council England, the British Council, Creative Lives and Jerwood Arts.
Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, brings our Saturday to a glorious finish with a reading of his poetry followed directly by a performance by Land Yacht Regatta (LYR), featuring Simon Armitage.
Armitage’s poetry has sound-tracked our lives for several decades; hard-hitting, wry and poignant and often very funny. LYR sets the spoken word of Armitage to intense, atmospheric musical arrangements by Richard Walters and Patrick Pearson.
Performing work from their debut album Call in the Crash Team (2020), Armitage brings his trademark evocative and accessible lyrics, each song written from the point of view of a fictional character having some form of personal crisis.
Walters and Pearson’s haunting, perfectly matched pianos, strings, guitars, and electronics are reminiscent of the post-rock sounds of Sigur Rós and Radiohead.
Photo by Peter James Millson