Skip to content

A Reading with Wendy Cope - event cancelled

Nottingham Creative Writing Hub

Wendy Cope
Performances | Public lectures | Spoken Word

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Join poet Wendy Cope for this free event at University Hall – chaired by Rory Waterman, and supported by Aly Stoneman, Tuesday Shannon and Munashe Dziva. Presented by the Nottingham Creative Writing Hub in partnership with Curated & Created and Five Leaves Bookshop.

Past event

Event details

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Wendy Cope is the author of five collections with Faber and Faber: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, Serious ConcernsIf I Don’t KnowFamily Values, and, most recently, Anecdotal Evidence. She is one of the most popular and best-selling poets writing in English. In 1998, she was voted the BBC Radio 4 listeners’ choice to become the next Poet Laureate (a post she made clear she would not want), and in 2010 she was awarded an OBE. The poet and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, wrote that ‘Wendy Cope is without doubt the wittiest of contemporary English poets, and says a lot of extremely serious things.’

Wendy will be supported by three Nottingham Trent University (NTU) students – Aly Stoneman, Tuesday Shannon and Munashe Dziva.

The event will be chaired by NTU’s Dr Rory Waterman, who is the author of the book Wendy Cope (Liverpool University Press, 2021).

Doors open: 6 pm

Seating is unallocated, available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that many of the seats in the Balcony have a restricted view of the stage.

Wheelchair spaces
We have six wheelchair spaces available in University Hall – please select this ticket type at the time of booking.

There is level access to enter University Hall on Shakespeare Villas, and a lift providing access to all levels of the hall. All stalls seats have level access, requiring no use of steps or slopes. All balcony seats are accessed by at least one step.

There are six spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the stalls, which are a mixture of front and side-facing to the stage available. Please select this ticket type when booking.

We have three accessible toilets on the lower ground, stalls and balcony levels.

Curated & Created – our extra-curricular arts programme
This event is hosted in partnership by Curated & Created – Nottingham Trent University's extra-curricular arts programme.

Location details


NTU City Campus
Shakespeare Street


Travel Info:

Visitors travelling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

Past event

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418