Sunday 13th October


Versions of Yorkshire


Is there such a thing as Yorkshire poetry? Which poets writing today are distinctively Yorkshire in their approach? Poet Ian Parks talks about his ground-breaking anthology Versions of the North which includes sixty contemporary poets writing about the county’s landscape and history.

10.30am, Curzon Cinema, North Street, £5/£3

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Sleningford Artists

The long-running art-group from Old Sleningford introduce an exhibition of new paintings inspired by the writings of Ripon Festival poets past and present, including Michael Rosen, Kate Fox, Ian McMillan, Jane Routh, Ian Parks, James Turner and Paul Mills.


12 noon, Curzon Cinema, North Street, FREE


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James Turner: North Yorkshire Noir


2017 Foyles Young Poet of the Year winner James Turner walks the mean streets of North Yorkshire market-towns, on the trail of rural angst and ecosystemic memories, legends and ghosts.


2pm, Curzon Cinema, North Street, FREE


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Hazel Cameron, Carol Burdett Mayer and Kate Swann


Three local poets launch their new books. Hazel Cameron reads from her first full-length collection Cutting Letters, Carol Burdett Mayer reads from her first book Rum Sauce and Kate Swann reads from Ripples Beyond the Pool.


3pm, Curzon Cinema, North Street, FREE


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Bob Beagrie: Civil Insolencies

The launch of a new book by Bob Beagrie, recreating in verse the battle of Guisborough in 1643, and exploring seventeenth-century ideas about free speech and faith, propaganda and social division, reaction and revolution in a World Turn’d Upside Down.


7.30pm, The Leper Chapel, Magdalen’s Road, £5/£3


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