• Simon Armitage at Bradford Literature Festival

  • Tue, 02-07-2019 at 19:00
  • The Alhambra Studio
    Great Horton Rd.
    BD7 1AJ City of Bradford
Simon Armitage at Bradford Literature Festival - The Alhambra Studio - Bradford

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmAlhambra, The Studio | £7 (concessions available)www.bradfordlitfest.co.ukWritten around 1400, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the finest surviving examples of Middle English poetry, though little is known about the author who wrote the chivalric romance.Award-winning and much-revered poet and novelist Simon Armitage recently took on the intimidating task of creating a new translation of the work, offering an energetic, inventive version of this classic tale for modern-day audiences.At this beautiful, candlelit event, Armitage will read from the work and discuss specific extracts alongside gorgeous screen-print illustrations, as he reveals how he approached the translation of such a venerable and important piece of literature.Concession tickets:FREE via the website - Anyone on benefits or living in social housing, refugees, asylum seekers, those living on a state pension.FREE via the box office only - Anyone caring for a disabled audience member (call 01274 238525, 9am-5pm, Mon- Friday)DISCOUNTED via the website - students, senior citizens, the disabled.