Simon Armitage- Paul Stuart Photography

Salisbury – An evening with the Poet Laureate

Event Details

  • Location: Salisbury Cathedral
  • Address: The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EF
  • Start date: 29th May 2024
  • End date: 29th May 2024
  • Times: 7.30pm
  • Entry fee: £15 / £5 (under 18)

Please join the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, for a very special evening of readings to celebrate the publication of Blossomise, as he brings new perspectives and energy to a timeless poetic subject.

From a crashed Ford Capri wrapped around the immovable trunk of a cherry tree, to saplings flourishing among skyscrappers and urban sprawl, the fizz and froth of the annual blossom display is explored here both as an exuberant emblem of the natural world and a nervous market of our vulnerable climate.

Now a Sunday Times bestseller, Blossomise, was commissioned by the National Trust and is illustrated by Angela Harding.  Armitage is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and has received an Ivor Novello for his songwriting.

There will be a book signing after the event, kindly provided by Waterstones Salisbury.  Please note payment is by card only.

Photo by Paul Stuart Photography Ltd.