E52 producer and playwright Dave Windass is currently working as producer on the BBC’s Contains Strong Language festival.
The festival, which takes place in Hull on September 27-29, is the UK’s largest poetry and performance festival of new writing. Bringing over 40 events to the city over 3 days, leading poets and world class spoken word artists take to the stage alongside brand new voices.
Contains Strong Language also sees the BBC broadcast network descend on the city for the three-day festival, with BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network broadcasting live programmes and recording shows, including Radio 4’s Front Row, Radio 3’s The Verb and a performance of The Mother, featuring Maxine Peake and the BBC Philharmonic, for future broadcast.
Windass said: “I worked as a producer on Contains Strong Language in 2018 having worked on the festival in a different capacity in 2017 and I’m really pleased to be able to continue being a part of the brilliant team that delivers these three days of poetry, performance and spoken word. CSL is a great festival, with the likes of Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Scots Makar Jackie Kay, Imtiaz Dharker, heading to Hull, alongside a wealth of talent from this region, such as the No Larkin About collective, playing its part. Audiences have turned out in force in the previous two years and we have even more events this year so we’re expecting to be busier than ever.”
Windass is senior producer of E52’s Heads Up Festival.
For more information about BBC Contains Strong Language, visit www.bbc.co.uk/containsstronglanguage