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Yorkshire and Humberside
01 October 2021  -  31 October 2021

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Poetry workshops and performance as part of a special project for Platforma 6 led by Kayo Chingonyi.

Commissioned by Counterpoints Arts for the sixth biennial Platforma Festivial, four poets will work with participants across Yorkshire to create new work for local performances.

The project is being led by  poet Kayo Chingonyi, whose first collection Kumukanda won the Costa Prize and whose new collection, A Blood Condition, is shortlisted for the Forward Prize. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Studies at Durham University.

The workshops and performances will take place in the following locations:

– Barnsley, with Barnsley Feels Like Home

– Halifax, with St Augustine’s Centre and Halifax Festival of Words (performance: 22 October)

– Rotherham, with British Red Cross and Grimm & Co

– Leeds, with East Street Arts.

Full details about the peformances will be published here soon.

Kayo Chingonyi picture c/o Poet In The City

This commission is part of the Across Borders programme from Counterpoints Arts, supported by Comic Relief.