Toria Garbutt

Day: Saturday & Sunday

Venue: Al’s Tea and Coffee Shop + more TBA

Ticket Required: Explorer

As part of our “Manifesto For A New Wakefield” project, we are proud to be commissioning Toria Garbutt to create a brand new series of poems inspired by the cafes and meeting places of Wakefield, the special places where world changing, revolutionary ideas can be formed over a cup of tea and a bakewell tart. The poems will be unveiled on June 2nd within the venues with filmed performances playing at Wakefield Cathedral between live music performances. 

Hailing from a former mining town in West Yorkshire, Toria Garbutt burst onto the scene through A Firm Of Poets in summer 2014. She featured on their 2015 tour Ossett Observer Presents: The People’s Republic of Poetry, and also appeared in their line-up at that summer’s Latitude Festival.

2016 saw the career of Toria Garbutt go from strength to strength, with the release of début album Hot Plastic Moon via Nymphs & Thugs in May.

Toria Garbutt graced the stage at last summer’s Festival No.6, and as of early 2017, she is one of the regular tour supports for Dr John Cooper Clarke. Her year went from strength to strength when she starred on the Poetry&Words stage at Glastonbury in June, and she’s also set to appear at Port Eliot.