Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will undertake a nationwide tour of independent bookshops this summer to support the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week.
Starting on Sunday 19th June and partnering with independent bookshops around the UK, the “Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends” tour will see Duffy perform alongside fellow poets including Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker and Jackie Kay.
The poets will be accompanied by music from instrumentalist and composer John Sampson, with a special guest spot every night from a poet local to each venue. Cumbrian poet Jacob Polley will be joining Carol on her Tuesday 28th June gig at Carlisle Cathedral in association with Bookends in Carlisle.
Tickets now available at billetto.co.uk/en/events/shore-to-shore-carlisle