The Wolverhampton Literature Festival, now in its seventh year next month, runs from Friday 3 February to Sunday 5 February and is hosted by the Wolverhampton Council, featuring events, talks and events at venues in and around the city. performance will take place.
Among the festival’s headline acts is Trainspotting and Porno author Irvine Welsh, who talks about his new crime thriller The Long Knives and looks back on Trainspotting’s 30th anniversary.
Other acts include writer, comedian and festival regular Robin Ince, comedian and podcaster Richard Herring, Soul II Soul frontman Jazzy B, author, TV writer, actress and host. and poet Emma Kennedy;
Central Youth Theater is back to present The Lord of the Files at Wolverhampton Grammar School. The Arena Theater will host the Language for Liberation portion of the program on Saturday, followed by a live recording of the Dungeons and Dragons podcast, Sixteen. Candle Keep, Sunday.
For the first time, the Wolverhampton Literature Festival is collaborating with the Wolverhampton Film Festival for a showcase of local filmmakers.
The Central Library also has a variety of children’s events where you can watch BSL storytelling, participate in the “Shakespeare’s Insult” workshop, and participate in storytelling and crafts.
Wolverhampton Community Radio also hosts event programs and live broadcasts during the festival at the Mander Center Community Hub.
A festival spokesperson said:
“Festivals always aim to offer something for everyone.
“Through our excellent program of events, we continue to shine new light on Wolverhampton with the power of literature.”
Tickets for events during the festival are on sale now. For information about the event and where to buy tickets, visit wolvesliteraturefestival.co.uk.