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Contains Strong Language
About 2018 Festival
Hull 18 Poets
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28 – 30 Sep 2018
BBC Contains Strong Language 2018
Hull, 28-30 September 2018
Highlights from Contains Strong Language 2018
It was one Hull of a weekend. Pictures and more from the return of CSL : 28-30 Sept 2018
Clips : the story so far
A few audio and video highlights from CSL 2017 & 2018
Unwritten: The Verb
Performance and interviews from the live recording at CSL and Birmingham Literature Festival - with footage from the origin of the project in Jamaica
The Essay on Radio 3: Telegraph Wires - Five Views of Ted Hughes
Views on Hughes, from Simon Armitage, Helen Mort, Zaffar Kunial and Karen McCarthy Woolf
The Cultural Frontline - BBC World Service
Making the Caribbean soldiers of World War One visible through verse - with poet Tanya Shirley.
Photos from Contains Strong Language 2018
Some pictorial highlights from the 2018 festival
Contains Strong Language 2018 - a guide
All about the UK’s biggest poetry and performance festival of new writing, which returned to Hull in September 2018.
Listen to The Echo Chamber on Radio 4
Jacob Polley, Caroline Bird, Wayne Holloway-Smith and Mary Jean Chan share poems about beginnings, arrivals and coming of age.
Listen to The Verb
The Verb at the 'Contains Strong Language' festival in Hull with Jackie Kay, Gruff Rhys, Louise Wallwein, Joe Hakim and work inspired by 'Palgrave's Golden Treasury'.
The Echo Chamber collection
Extracts from Paul Farley's conversations with poets
Listen to Front Row
Sean Scully's documentary A Northern Soul, Vicky Foster's one woman performance Bathwater and Tanya Shirley with discussion of Caribbean poetry.
BBC Ouch: What happens when the beat drops?
Doscover how a music class for disabled children in New York City uses beatboxing as speech therapy.
Enchanted by language
Four of the Hull 18 poets reveal their trade secrets.
Still, by JoinedUp Dance and Simon Armitage
Poet Simon Armitage and director of JoinedUp Dance Jackie Goodman tell us more.
Armistice Day Poems on BBC Radio 4
Jackie Kay, Simon Armitage and Helen Mort are among the celebrated featured poets commemorating the First World War.
Words First - 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra celebrates spoken word!
The Verb on Instagram Poetry and writing for social media.
BBC Local Poets 2018
BBC Local Radio teamed up with 12 specially chosen poets across England to create a dozen new poems for broadcast on National Poetry Day.
Home Town Story
Written by award-winning poet and playwright Louise Wallwein, and Directed by Mark Murphy, Home Town Story was commissioned and produced by Absolutely Cultured for Contains Strong Language.
"I now feel able to call myself a writer"
Piers Black-Hawkins on winning the Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2016.
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