Date: 22nd – 24th July 2016
Location: Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
As plans gather even more pace for this year’s seventh edition of its annual event, the Deer Shed Festival organisers have announced details of their spoken word and literary line-up, including news of an illustrious panel who will be discussing arts in the North: The North Will Rise Again?
Chaired by esteemed Guardian journalist Dave Simpson, the panel will comprise Shadow Home Secretary and in what has been an emotional week for all concerned, long-term campaigner for justice for families of the Hillsborough disaster, Andy Burnham; BBC Leeds radio presenter, Yorkshire Post journalist and Emmerdale scriptwriter, Nick Ahad; Northern stand-up comedian, poet, writer and BBC Radio 4 regular, Kate Fox; The Unthanks’ general manager, pianist and composer, Adrian McNally; and the former guitarist with ’90s Wearside band Kenickie and current Arts Council supremo, Marie Nixon. Together they will be exploring some of the cultural differences that exist between England’s North and South.
Dave Simpson will also be seen at Deer Shed Festival reprising his customary role of talking to celebrated individuals from the world of music. Last year it was Billy Bragg and Viv Albertine to whom he was posing the questions, this time around it is the turn of The Undertones’ bassist Michael “Mickey” Bradley and the erstwhile guitarist with The Fall, Brix Smith-Start
Another person making a re-appearance at the festival over the weekend will be Kate Fox who will not only be performing her own wonderful spoken word show but will also host a chat with the excellent poet and author Hollie McNish about McNish’s latest book Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood.
Musician Michael Burdett will bring his spoken-word show – inspired by the discovery of an unreleased version of the doomed singer-songwriter Nick Drake’s ‘Cello Song’ – to Baldersby Park, and Philosophy PhD, Nick Wilsher will be discussing the philosophy of film as Deer Shed further expands its cultural line-up.
Full details of Deer Shed Festival 7 can be found HERE
If you haven’t already got your ticket, you had better get in pretty darn quick as 75 % of the tickets have already gone.
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