Make the most of your lunchtime with some of the best musicians and writers the UK has to offer. Be it a break from work, or catching up with friends, do it in style at the Culture Café.
Take advantage of our Culture Cafe special offers! Groups of 4 £20 (£36 with Meal Deal) or book for two performances for only £10 (£18 with meal deal).
Simon Armitage is one of the most genuinely popular poets writing today, right up there alongside Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, producing work that receives the highest critical acclaim and yet is truly accessible.
He has received many awards and prizes, including the Sunday Times Author of the Year Award, the Forward Prize, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics. He was named the Millennium Poet in 1999 and was made a CBE in 2010.
He has also written fiction, drama and opera libretti, and is a regular on national radio and TV. In performance he is brilliantly droll and deadpan - wickedly funny.