CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
T0 Cliff Yates was born in Birmingham in 1952. He won both the Aldeburgh first collection prize and the Poetry Business book & pamphlet competition for Henry's Clock (Smith/Doorstop). He wrote Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School (Poetry Society) and has a Poetry Society 'Teacher Trailblazer award for dedication to the teaching of poetry. He runs courses and workshops throughout Britain and abroad. The poems in his new collection, Frank Freeman's Dancing School (Salt), winner of an Arts Council England Writer's Award, explore new territory: preoccupied with stories, the nature of memory, and identity.