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Historical Talks at Ripon Town Hall

While staying with us, why not enjoy a talk with Jim at the Ripon Town Hall where he will take you through Ripon's Historical Silverware - not to be missed!

For more details and to book please speak with Samantha Thompson on 0800 158 5455.

Michael Rosen: Poetry for Children of All Ages

Michael Rosen is one of our best-loved writers for children. He has written and edited over 140 books, including No Breathing in Class, Quick Let’s Get Out of Here, Mind Your Own Business, Wouldn’t You Like to Know and Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He currently writes a regular column in the Guardian and presents Radio Four’s long-running Word of Mouth. His most recent book is The Disappearance of Emile Zola.

Whether Michael is writing for children or for adults, his poems always combine the silly, the sinister and the surreal to ask why the silly emperor isn’t wearing any clothes. A chance to hear Michael read from his most recent collections for grown-ups, Don’t Mention the Children and Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio.

With music from Joe Christie.

Ripon Poetry Festival - Friday 13 October at 7.30pm - Spa Hotel, Park Street, Ripon £8/£5.

Tickets for all festival events are available to purchase on the door, or in advance from Little Ripon Bookshop, Westgate (telephone: 01765 606689). Entry is on a first-come first-served basis. Concessions apply if you are under 16, a student or in receipt of Benefit.

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