Don’t miss Contains Strong Language, the Cumbrian BBC festival of poetry, performance and drama coming up from 25 to 27 September. Local poets will rub shoulders with established names, at both online and live events. Full details can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/ Highlights include commissioned poems from Karen Lloyd, Katie Hale, Hannah Hodgson and Matt Sowerby, and an audio and film performance of Bones by Ulverston writer Zosia Wand. But there are events all day Saturday and Sunday, many of them broadcast on Radio Cumbria or Radio 4.
Radio freaks like me are looking forward to Front Row and The Verb, both to be recorded during the weekend with local writers. All events are FREE so take your pick from the fabulous stuff in the programme.