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BBC Contains Strong Language Festival

BBC Contains Strong Language Festival

Thurs 26 Aug to Sun 26 Sept 2021

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BBC Contains Strong Language is the UK’s biggest poetry and performance festival of new writing, and is the BBC’s flagship poetry and spoken word festival.

Now in its fifth year, the four day festival is taking place this year in Coventry, as it celebrates being UK City of Culture 2021 and will broadcast live across BBC Radio and online. It was created by the BBC for Hull City of Culture in 2017, and has taken place annually since then, touring to Cumbria in 2020 before arriving in Coventry for 2021.

BBC Contains Strong Language 2021 is a co-commission between the BBC, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Writing West Midlands and Nine Arches Press, and is supported by Arts Council England, the British Council and Jerwood Arts.

The following BBC Contains Strong Language Events will be taking place at the Belgrade Theatre. Follow the links for more information and to book.

BBC CSL: Preview Night
BBC CSL: Word Play – Live Poetry at the Belgrade
BBC CSL: Poetry on Prescription with the Poetry Pharmacy
BBC CSL: The Essay (Live Recording)
BBC CSL: 5Live Afternoon Edition (Live Recording)
BBC CSL: Front Row (Live Recording)
BBC CSL: Radio 3 Free Thinking
BBC CSL: This Little Relic
BBC CSL: Radio 3’s The Verb (Live Recording)
BBC CSL: Music Matters
BBC CSL: Beyond Belief
BBC CSL: 1Xtra Words First Talent Showcase
BBC CSL: Radio 3’s The Verb
BBC CSL: CSL Live (Live Recording)
BBC CSL: Words and Music


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