image for Festival item typeSpeaking Volumes presents Stand Up and Spit at The Red Shed

Literary Festival, Fri 30 Sep 2016

Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott


Wakefield Lit Fest

01924 831114


Wakefield Labour Club,
18 Vicarage Street,

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Speaking Volumes and A Firm of Poets bring Ranting poetry to Wakefield’s Red Shed as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

Accessible, protesting, diverse, inclusive, political, working-class, humorous yet also deadly serious, Ranting poetry was closely allied with punk and reggae and was the vibrant precursor of today’s spoken word and performance poetry.

Hosted by Matt Abbott, come and listen to Janine Booth, Ralph Dartford, Helen Mort and Tim Wells ‘keep the Red Shed standing here’ through poems that appeal to all and pack a powerful political punch.

This event is part of the Wakefield Lit Fest 2016.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 30 Sep 2016 19:30 to 22:30


£6 (£5)



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Map reference: SE 335209  Lat: 53.68349 Long: -1.49425

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Kirkgate/Westgate station