Eyup! So, as in-person events start flooding our diaries once more, and I’ve returned to my native West Yorkshire, I’ve found myself busier than ever. And rather than do four separate blogs, I thought I’d might as lump ’em all in together…

Wed 29 Sep | Front Room Poetry, Bradford

Matt Abbott Poet | Front Room Poetry
Front Room Poetry workshop and gig in Bradford on 29 Sep

Spearheaded by Kirsty Taylor, ‘Front Room Poetry’ was one of poetry’s leading lights during the lockdown and provided exactly what it said on the tin. As restrictions ease, BD Producing hub have constructed a living room set and are touring it around Bradford.

On Wednesday 29 September, I’m delivering a workshop at Shipley Library from 1530-1700, and then performing in the undercover carpark at Asda in Shipley from 1900-2100. Both are free, and there’s more info here!

Thu 30 Sep | Chapel FM workshop, Leeds

Chapel FM young person’s workshop in Seacroft on 30 Sep

On Thursday 30 September, I’ll be at Chapel FM in Seacroft to deliver a free writing workshop for people under the age of 26. We’ll be looking at identity, self-expression and editing techniques, and it’ll run from 1700-1830. More info here!

Sat 2 Oct | Trouble At’ Mill, Castleford

Trouble At’ Mill gig in Castleford on 2 Oct

I’ll be joining my poetry partner in crime Toria Garbutt on the bill at this Trouble At’ Mill gig in Castleford on Saturday 2 October. Tickets are available here for £14, with all profits supporting the Castleford Heritage Trust.

Thu 7 Oct | Chelping, Leeds

Chelping gig in Leeds on 7 Oct

After a colossal hiatus, Chelping returns to the stunning 253-year-old venue The Leeds Library. This event features a headline slot from Khadijah Ibrahim, with support from Haris Ahmed plus open mic. I’ll be on hosting duties. Ticket link imminently!

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