Tickets will be available to buy from the Hull City Hall Box Office on Friday 14th October.

Wrecking Ball Press is working in collaboration with the BBC on Contains Strong Language, a national festival of poetry and spoken word.

It is being held in Hull from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October 2017. Not only will Contains Strong Language reflect Hull’s poetic tradition, it will also look to the future by presenting leading national and international poets and world class spoken word artists. Kate Tempest, John Cooper Clarke, Imtiaz Darker, Helen Mort, Jacob Polley and Dean Wilson will all take part in the festival. Contains Strong Language will centre on the Hull 17, an ensemble of exciting and innovative poets who will be commissioned to create new work in the city during event.

Contains Strong Language will be the precursor to this year’s Humber Mouth Festival which celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year.

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