As York Literature festival continues we’d like to highlight some fantastic spoken word and accessible events:
Monday 19th March
The Third Figure
6pm – 7pm
York Theatre Royal, Keregan Room
The Third Figure is a new audio drama, read here for the first time. Set in a not too distant future,
this dark comedy explores a world where social media has spawned a new industry of extremely
Future Echoes II – Sci Fi Open Mic
7.45pm – 10pm
York Theatre Royal, Upper Foyer
FREE: audience invited to pay what they wish
Open mic for writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and speculative fiction. Bring your original stories to share (sign up on the door for slots of up to 10 minutes) or come and listen to our tales of wonder.
Thursday 22nd March
The Crick Crack Club presents Others from the Other Side
York Theatre Royal, Studio
The Irish landscape is full of stories peopled byshape-shifters and once-godfairies who move seamlessly between our own and a decidedly
other world. Be guided through a landscape of grown-up fairytale, where the light is a little too bright and the dark is very, very dark.
Saturday 24th March
Poetry for All – Accessible Poetry
7pm for 7.30pm start
£7 concessions or £10 from York Theatre Royal
New this year, we’re offering poetry for everyone: A BSL interpreter, big screen projection of poems submitted in advance, assistive animals – including guide dogs and hearing dogs for the deaf – and carers welcome!
Featured poets: Raymond Antrobus, Donna Williams (DeafFirefly), and York’s own Imogen Godwin!
Raymond Antrobus is a poet, performer and hearing aid user, born and bred in Hackney, East London.
Donna Williams is a deaf poet who uses English and British Sign Language. She has performed around the UK including at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Albert Hall, as well as in America and Brazil.
Imogen Godwin is relatively new to York’s poetic scene but she’s jumped right in, appearing at open mics, competing in slams, and featuring in York Disability Pride 2017.
Hosted by Fay Roberts & Rose Drew. Contact 07914271871 for info & to book a 3-4 min slot.