2014 Event Diary

Welcome to the Festival Diary 2014

The full programme of event’s is listed below.

THURSDAY 2 OCTOBER
Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 Announcement Event
6 – 7pm, Café Mezz, Library of Birmingham

Jackie Kay: Poems for National Poetry Day
7.30 – 8.45pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham


FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER

Wake up Happy with Stephen May

 6 – 7pm, The Door, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Dylan Thomas and Me: Hannah Ellis, Guy Masterson & Sian Lloyd
6 – 7pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Fern Hill & Other Pieces by Dylan Thomas
7.30 – 9pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Voices in Fiction
7.30 – 8.45pm, The Door, Library of Birmingham

Little Earthquake presents: The Story of a Disappearance & Appearance
8 – 8.30pm, Discovery Terrace, Library of Birmingham


SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER

Workshop: Writing Comedy with Stephen May
10am – 12pm, Book Box, Library of Birmingham

Writers Without Borders: On Film
Throughout the day, Library of Birmingham

Poetry Afloat with Jo Bell
10am – 12pm, Aboard the narrowboat Frederick

Romeo & Juliet Flash Performances
1 – 2pm, around the Library of Birmingham

Letters to the Midwife
 2 – 3.15pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Writing Motherhood
3.30 – 4.30pm, The Door, Library of Birmingham

Louise Doughty: Apple Tree Yard
 4.45 – 5.45pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Nathan Filer & Paul Wilson
6.15 – 7.30pm, The Door, Library of Birmingham

Roger McGough and Liz Berry: Poetry in Performance
8 – 9.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham


SUNDAY 5 OCTOBER

Emergency Poet
11am – 4pm – outside the Library of Birmingham

Writers Without Borders: On Film
Throughout the day, Library of Birmingham

BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please with Roger McGough
2 – 3.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

BBC Radio 4’s With Great Pleasure with Jonathan Coe
4 – 5pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Rich McMahon
5.15 – 6pm – playing in the Birmingham REP’s bar

Tell Me On A Sunday: The Greatest Hits
6 – 8pm, The Door, Birmingham Repertory Theatre


MONDAY 6 OCTOBER

Steven Knight: Writing Peaky Blinders
6 – 7.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Dame Janet Suzman: In Conversation
8 – 9.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham


TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER

Last Act: Dance & Poetry Workshop
5.30 – 6.30pm, Book Box, Library of Birmingham

Danish Noir
6 – 7.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Last Act: Dance & Poetry Performance
7 – 7.15pm, Foyer, Library of Birmingham

A Midlands Odyssey with Natalie Haynes
8 – 9.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham


WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER

Raven: Comic Book Commission Q&A session
6 – 6.30pm, Foyer, Library of Birmingham

Writing from the Home Front
5.30 – 6.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

The 2014 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Event
7.30 – 9pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

The Urban Sermon: Owen Jones
7.30 – 9pm, Birmingham Cathedral


THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER

Malorie Blackman
4 – 5.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Writing in the Wild: Tim Dee, Andrew Fusak Peters and Jean Sprackland
6 – 7.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Little Earthquake presents: The Story of a Disappearance & Appearance
8 – 8.30pm, Discovery Terrace, Library of Birmingham

Chaucer Night: Lavinia Greenlaw & Patience Agbabi
 8 – 9.30pm, Studio Theatre, library of Birmingham


FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER
The Boat that Rocked
6 – 8pm, Aboard the narrowboat Frederick

Soap City
6 – 7pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Helen Dunmore: The Lie
7.30 – 9pm, Studio Theatre


SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER

Workshop: Writing from Life with Tiffany Murray
10am – 12pm, Events Room, Ikon Gallery

Writers Without Borders: On Film
Throughout the day, Library of Birmingham

Voices of the First World War – Creative Writing Workshop with Fiona Joseph
10.30am – 12.30pm, Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham

The Writer’s Dance: A Readers’ Afternoon
1 – 4pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham

Voices of the First World War – Poetry Writing Workshop with Garrie Fletcher & Antony Owen
1.30 – 3.30pm, Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham

Short Fiction Open Mic with Rachel New
2 – 3pm, Book Rotunda, Library of Birmingham

Naked Lungs presents: Urban Nature
4 – 4.30pm, Foyer, Library of Birmingham

Meera Syal in conversation with Sathnam Sanghera
8 – 9.30pm, Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham


To see what else is happening throughout the Festival, please have a look at our Festival Extras.

 

 

7-15 October 2017