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Literature festival to feature host of music, art and film

Music, art and film will feature heavily at venues across the city as part of this year's Wolverhampton Literature Festival from Friday 1 February to Sunday 3 February.

Wolverhampton Literature Festival
Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Kate Innes & Whalebone will be showcasing their hypnotic blend of music and poetry in Flock of Words, at Bantock House Tractor Shed, on 1 February.

On the same day, the Slade Rooms on Broad Street will play host to Bones' A Lil Something Different, with entertainment from a diverse set of talented singers, poets, rappers and comedy acts.

Arena Theatre will also be opening its doors to film lovers, who can view Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

There is even more for screen action to enjoy on the second night of the festival, with the Light House Cinema showing Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and Much Ado About Nothing.

A new venue for the 2019 programme, The Hummingbird on North Street, will be where visitors can hear from Paul 'Bigun' Ashbee and Gary Foster, who will be talking 'Oasis, Manchester, and Football and Me', followed by a Q&A session.

On the Sunday, from 2pm, Arena Theatre will show Ruby Sparks, and Dead Poets Society.

Former Everything But the Girl star, Tracey Thorn, will also be at Wolverhampton Art Gallery being interviewed about her book 'Another Planet' and DJ and journalist, Steve Lamacq will finish off the evening at the Slade Rooms, with anecdotes and observations from his 'Going Deaf for a Living' story.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "I am delighted to see that so many venues are taking part in 2019 and that we have some new additions to the programme.

"Literature is not just about words on a page but how it can be expressed visually and I hope everyone that attends the festival enjoys a new literary experience."

For more information visit Wolverhampton Literature Festival or call 0870 320 7000.

  • released: Wednesday 9 January, 2019