Readings in a Northern City Wakefield Lit Fest
Part of North Day - a day of festival events exploring the concept of ‘North’.
"Join Beam Director Robert Powell, Lit Fest Writer in Residence Steve Dearden, Wakefield Civic Society and a host of specially invited guest readers in exploring Wakefield’s spaces and places through literature and verse. Get under the skin of what makes a northern city on this wide-ranging reading tour and walkabout of Wakefield."
|Steve Dearden, Burgage Square. Reading part of his work in progress as Lit Fest writer in residence.|
|Robin Taylor, Robin Taylor Fine Arts.|
Read 'Leaving The Tate' by Fleur Adcock.
|John Whitaker, Wakefield One Museum.|
Reading from the Journal of Charles Waterton.
|Josie Walsh, Poet. Reading her poem 'Another Breath'|
outside Wakefield College.
|Jonathan Greener, The Dean of Wakefield. Reading from|
'The Vicar of Wakefield' by Oliver Goldsmith.
|Dianne Gomery outside Wakefield Girls High School.|
On Barbara Hepworth: a collage of words.
|Robert Powell, St Johns Churchyard. Reading from|
'Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town' by E.E. Cummings.
|Jane Bryant, Architect. Reading 'Bond Street' from|
'A Local Habitation by Norman Nicholson.
|Michael Wood, The War Memorial.|
Reading 'The Little Car by Guillaume Apollinaire.
|Kevin Trickett, Wakefield Civic Society. Outside The Town Hall|
on Wood Street reading 'Executive' by John Betjeman.
|Stephen, Bishop of Wakefield. Reading from the work of|
Thomas Hardy, inside Wakefield Cathedral.
|Kate Taylor, Historian. Outside Gissing House,|
reading from 'A Life's Morning' by George Gissing.
|John Goodchild, Historian.|
Westgate Unitarian Chapel reading a hymn
on praying for children by Andrew Chalmers.
|Walking along Westgate.|
|Michael Yates, Writer. Reading his own poem|
'Demon Drink' outside Henry Boons.
|Kate Taylor, Historian.|
Outside Wakefield Prison reading 'Wakefield's First Execution'
from the Wakefield Herald 12 April 1906.
|Steve Dearden, Wakefield Lit Fest writer in residence|
reading from his work in progress.