A Summer Evening of Poetry with Jackie Kay at YSP

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Jackie Kay. Credit Jon Parker Lee, MLF
Jackie Kay. Credit Jon Parker Lee for MLF.

A Summer Evening of Poetry with Jackie Kay at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 27 July 2017 Tickets from £8.00 — Book now

Acclaimed poet, Scottish Makar, Chancellor of the University of Salford and, hey, patron of Manchester Literature Festival Jackie Kay MBE has responded to works featured in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition Tread Softly, and in this event she will be presenting the resulting words and poetry – already given a wee airing on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb recently.

Tread Softly, in the Bothy Gallery until 3 September, presents works from the Arts Council Collection in which artists – including Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry – explore childhood experience and familial relationships, revisiting and reassessing pivotal moments and people within their lives, negotiating and defining identity. (If you fancy checking the YSP show out before joining the event with Jackie, the gallery is open until 18.45pm.)

These subjects are close to Jackie’s heart, and she has written about the search for her birth mother in her collection The Adoption Papers, and about subsequently starting to lose her again, this time to vascular dementia, in Equinox.

 

A Summer Evening of Poetry with Jackie Kay at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 27 July 2017 Tickets from £8.00 Book now

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