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Live Entertainment, Fri 16 Nov 2018

Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott


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From bingo halls in Northumberland to hand-built homes in the Calais Jungle, Matt Abbott presents a personal and political spoken word show exploring the chaos behind Brexit. In June 2016, his native Wakefield voted 66% leave. Either side of that vote, he was volunteering at a refugee camp just 22 miles from Dover.

With poetic storytelling and linguistic flair, Abbott attempts to dismiss many of the sweeping generalisations of ‘Brexiteers’, whilst at the same time exposing the harsh realities of The Jungle – most of which was ignored by the mainstream media. A fiercely relevant exploration of identity, prejudice and class.

3pm Free Writing Workshop
Join Wakefield-born spoken word artist Matt Abbott for a poetry and creative writing workshop, which looks to showcase unheard voices around the UK. You don’t need to have written anything before – Matt will provide techniques and exercises to help you express your thoughts on the issues close to your heart.

Recommended age 14+

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 16 Nov 2018


£10 (plus concessions)



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Map reference: SE 329207  Lat: 53.68172 Long: -1.50336

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield city centre.
Several car parks are close by.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wakefield Westgate station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality