Bad Language: Lost City Stories

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Lenni Sanders.

8 March 2018 Tickets from £5.00

Most often seen hanging about the Northern Quarter, award-winning live literature promoters Bad Language head to Pendleton Library in Salford for a one-off evening of storytelling. Presenting specially commissioned stories inspired by the theme of building or destroying, writers Michael Conley, Ian Humphreys and Lenni Sanders will be delving into long timelines and wild visions from civilisations that have shaped the world today. This unique spoken word event is part of the BBC’s Civilisations Festival and Salford Libraries Live Season Two, and invites you to experience the oldest tradition of all – passing on tales – with a truly modern twist.

8 March 2018

Book Now

What's on: Literature

Sarah Autumn
Radical Reading Book Group at Left Bank Leeds

Join the Radical Reading Book Group every six weeks to discuss a book from The Reading Room Library – which you can find at Left Bank Leeds in collaboration with London-based independent radical publishers Pluto Press.

free entry
Poetry Walk at The Reader in Liverpool

Every Thursday morning you’re invited to join the Poetry Walk with The Reader in Calderstones Park. Get into the great outdoors and escape the everyday, while exploring poetry and making the most of the beautiful surroundings in a safe and socially distanced way.

free entry

Culture Guides


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Gerry Potter (credit Lee Baxter)

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