Contains Strong Language was originally planned to return in 2019, but the interest and excitement generated last year forced a re-think. In returning to Hull, Contains Strong Language provides a legacy from Hull 2017 demonstrating that Hull’s reputation as a vibrant creative and innovative city – a poetry city, continues to grow.
The festival welcomed 18 poets – the Hull 18 – along with artists, local, national and international to join in this celebration of poetry and spoken word.
Contains Strong Language is the BBC’s national poetry and spoken word festival, with coverage on national and local radio and TV. It is a partnership between the BBC, Wrecking Ball Press, The Arts Council, Absolutely Cultured, 14-18 NOW and The British Council.
Image: Cut, Humber Street Gallery 2019. ©James Mulkeen
Cut, Richard Houguez & Graham Jones
Candoco Dance Company Face In by Yasmeen Godder Photography by Hugo Glendinning
IETM Hull 2019 Plenary Meeting
Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit
Contains Strong Language
Act VII: Land of Green Ginger
John Grant's North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay
Hull Truck Theatre
The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca
The Witching Hour
Urban Legends: Northern Lights
Home Town Story
It Takes a Village
States of Play
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Place To Place: Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme
Keisha Thompson: Man on the Moon
IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme
Measures of Life by The Lumen Prize for Digital Art