Briggflatts: 50

The modernist poet Basil Bunting, standing in his house at Briggflatts, Cumbria

Basil Bunting at Briggflatts, Cumbria, from a photograph by Derek Smith. Palace Green Library.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Basil Bunting’s modernist masterpiece, Briggflatts, with a series of events – most of them free – taking place in Newcastle on 24th and 25th June.

Friday 24th June

6-8pm – A reading by young generation poets, in tribute to Bunting’s Briggflatts, Culture Lab, King’s Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne
Readers: Jo Clement, John Challis, Fruela Fernandez, Ed Luker, Rhys Trimble, Alex Niven, Kris Johnson

Tickets available here:

Saturday 25th June

10.30am (meet at Central Station)- A walking tour of Bunting’s Newcastle led by the Newcastle City Guides

1pm – A collective reading of Briggflatts, Morden Tower, Back Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1SE

2.30pm – Yale University historian Keith Wrightson, on Newcastle during the plague year of 1636, Morden Tower, Back Stowell St.

7.00pm – A tribute concert featuring music and poetry by Tom Pickard, Richard Dawson, Jude Murphy and Banjo Billy Lloyd, Mining Institute, Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE
£5 Tickets available on the door. To reserve a ticket contact: Alex Niven (alex[dot]niven[at]ncl[dot]ac[dot]uk), or
Bill Lancaster (williamlancaster[at]btinternet[dot]com).

For further details and updates, see Brigflatts 50 on Facebook.


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