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NEW: Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2022

Star of BBC One’s The Repair Shop, Jay Blades, and sporting legends Steve Bull and Steve Davis are the latest names to be added to the Wolverhampton Literature Festival line-up.

Hosted by the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Literature Festival returns from 4 to 6 February 2022 for its sixth year.

The festival aims to champion the creative voices of Wolverhampton and the West Midlands and provide a platform to showcase their talents.

Organisers have been working hard and have today confirmed further acts.

They include The Repair Shop presenter, Jay Blades, in conversation with multi award-winning artist and producer, Dawinder Bansal, about his moving memoir, Making It, which outlines an adolescence marked by violent racism at secondary school and brutalisation by the police.

Comedian, actor and writer Miles Jupp joins the line-up with his debut novel History. Paul Mason award-winning journalist, broadcaster and filmmaker offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right from his. Pete Paphides is also joining the festival to discuss his acclaimed new book and wider career with DJ and promoter, Dave Travis.

An event with Wolves and England legend Steve Bull will feature an on-stage interview and a chance to ask questions from the floor. There is also a limited Golden ticket opportunity to meet Steve backstage, get a photo and a signed item, with profits going to ‘Support Futures’ a local charity working to change young lives through sport and education.

Steve Davis shares the unlikely story of a six-time World Snooker Champion turned techno DJ and his relationship with psychedelic True Believer, Kavus Torabi, and their adventures as emerging underground music legends, The Utopia Strong.

Filmmaker, musician, DJ, broadcaster, social commentator, Don Letts, will be over at Newhampton Arts Centre discussing his book There and Black Again: The Tour, that looks back on his life and career in a series of stories and film clips that trace a line from the early 1970s and Black Panthers through to today and the BLM movement, bringing in style tribes, culture wars, music, revolution, politics and passion. 

  • Organisers will be monitoring Government guidance on Covid regulations and any changes to the festival will be addressed and customers notified.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information on the festival please visit
Wolverhampton Literature Festival.

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