8th Mar — 18th Mar

Ms. Shakespeare : ‘Through Time’
Thursday 8th March / 7pm – 8.30pm

Forgotten narratives of extraordinary women. Featuring newly commissioned writing from Jane Kite, Sarah Hussain and Helen Shay.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, three writers present their take on the lives of Yorkshire’s women, inspired by the mills, pits and stately homes of our county’s heritage.

Also featured are photographs and anecdotes from our exploration of Yorkshire’s heritage, researched and collated with the help of Dr. Ruth Mather, University of Exeter.


Magic Rock Brewing and Vinyl Tap Records presents : Simon Armitage ‘The Unaccompanied: Back Where It All Began’

Sunday 18 March 5pm – 7pm at Vinyl Tap Records and after party 7pm – 11pm at Magic Rock Tap

In the self-same room where Simon Armitage once worked as a supermarket shelf-stacker – now the basement of Huddersfield’s very own Vinyl Tap – the poet launches the paperback edition of his latest book of poems, as well as musing on his various flirtations with the world of rock and pop music.

Then follow us along the street to Huddersfield’s very own Magic Rock Tap for drink-sinking and disc-spinning, joined by 6 Music DJ, author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie.

5pm – 7pm : Book Launch and reading at Vinyl Tap, 42 John William St, Huddersfield HD1 1ER (£7.50 advance + BF includes a drink) *SOLD OUT*

7pm – 11pm : DJ sets from Simon Armitage and special guest Stuart Maconie at Magic Rock Tap (official Huddersfield Literature Festival closing party) / CANCELLED TO BE RESCHEDULE

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