28 September 9:00am – 12:00noon & 1:00pm – 4:00pm GCSE Schools reading
The BBC invites schools from the city of Hull and surrounding areas to join a GCSE poetry reading and discussion session. Poets on the current syllabus - Simon Armitage, Imtiaz Dharker and Daljit Nagra, oer young people the chance to gain ﬁrst-hand knowledge about their poems. Chaired by Chief Examiner Tony Childs.
29 September 9.30am – 6.00pm – First Story’s Young Writers’ Festival
Over 400 students from First Story schools in Hull, the Humber, Yorkshire and the East Midlands will participate in a full day of intimate writing sessions, energy-fuelled poetry slams and writer talks featuring a host of acclaimed writers, each one bringing their own personality and imagination to the mix. Young writers will have the chance to share the stage reading their own work. First Story believes that writing can transform lives, and that there is dignity and power in every young person’s story. For more information about First Story’s work and to become a part of the programme, visit www.ﬁrststory.org.uk
8.00pm – Dr John Cooper Clarke and Special Guests
Dr John Cooper Clarke’s show is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, ris and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game. Dr John Cooper Clarke will appear with special guests, Toria Garbutt and Mike Garr
To book your tickets please visit: https://www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/dr-john-cooper-clark-special-guests/
30 September 6.30pm – BBC Philharmonic and BBC Radio 3: A Clockwork Orange
In the year in which we celebrate the centenary of Anthony Burgess’ birth, BBC Radio Drama in collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic, present a UK premiere of his cult novel A Clockwork Orange.
In 1987 Burgess published a dramatisation of his own classic text which included songs and music also written by the Manchester-born novelist and poet. This will be the ﬁrst time Burgess’ Clockwork Orange music has been performed along with the play in the UK.
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the radio theatre performance of A Play With Music will also be the second time it has been performed since his death, and the ﬁrst time his songs have ever been broadcast.
BBC Contains Strong Language is presented by Hull UK City of Culture 2017, BBC and Humber Mouth.
For more information: www.hull2017.co.uk/containsstronglanguage
*All of the events are free expect the Dr John Cooper Clark & special guests event*