The city of Wolverhampton comes in for a lot of flack in the media. Most of it unjustified. The Lighthouse Media Centre is one of the most imaginative cultural hubs in the Midlands, The Civic Hall has been a legendary live music venue for decades and have you been for a stroll around Bantock Park and House? Now there’s the Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival, the first of what will hopefully become an annual event. Dozens of events are taking place at 13 different venues across the city with several standing out as must see. Enigmatic front man of The Wonderstuff Miles Hunt will be reading from his forthcoming diaries as well as performing songs in the Slade Rooms Friday. Sticking with music, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin ringleader John Penney and best selling author Martin Roach will be discussing the Black Country musical phenomenon of grebo, also at The Slade Rooms on Friday. Poetry lovers will not want to miss The Quiet Compere‘s brilliant ‘ten poets with ten minutes’ format at Wolverhampton Art Gallery Friday and award winning writer Sathnam Sanghera is also in the lovely city art gallery in conversation with Paul McDonald on Saturday. The inimitable and self-confessed lazy cow Doreen Tipton will be taking an hilarious look at the world of literature on Saturday at the University in ‘Doreen: On Books’. The perfect way to round off the weekend is with a Sunday visit to the beautiful Bantock House to take in David Calcutt’s one man show ‘The Life and Times of the Tat Man‘.
Fri 27 Jan to Sun 29 Jan various venues wolvesliteraturefestival
Published on: Sun 1 Jan 2017