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Thursday 2 November 2023, 7pm

An Evening with Simon Armitage

An Evening with Simon Armitage

Presented by Saffron Hall

Simon Armitage looking into the camera standing against a window in a dark room

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage as he reads a wide-ranging selection of his work including new poems. He will answer questions from the audience and sign books afterwards.

Poet, novelist, playwright and song-writer, Armitage has published over a dozen poetry collections, including Magnetic Field about where he grew up in West Yorkshire, His modern translation of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has sold over 100,000 copies. He is the author of two novels and three non-fiction bestsellers – the memoirs All Points North and Walking Home and Walking Away. He presents the popular BBC Radio 4 series The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed and also writes and performs with the band LYR. He has received an Ivor Novello Award for his song writing. His new book Never Good with Horses is the first-ever collection of the Poet Laureate’s lyric output.

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Performance information

Running time

1 hour

Content warnings

Age Guidance 11+

This event is not recommended for children under 11 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

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Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are the first port of call for our visiting audience, providing a friendly face and a warm welcome

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Information for your visit

Thursday 2 November 2023, 7pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6pm - 7pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6pm - 6.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

6.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7pm
This event will run straight through without an interval.

Show ends

8pm (approx)
There will be a booking signing in the foyer after the talk.

Post-show shuttle bus

8pm – 9pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 11+

This event is not recommended for children under 11 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Plan Your Visit

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Accessibility

Find out about our accessible seating and how to book either online, via email or over the phone
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Parking

We have over 400 free parking spaces on site for our visitors

Make a donation

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