Byker Communty Trust
When: 05.08.2019 to 09.08.2019
The Byker Wall Estate is a Grade II*listed housing estate in Newcastle upon Tyne. Overseen by our partners at Byker Community Trust, it hosts a diverse and thriving community; in 2018 it won the Academy of Urbanism ‘Great Neighbourhood’ award for UK and Ireland. Lecturer and poet Sean O’Brien will be in conversation with residents, exploring their history and what life is like on the estate.
A brief bio of Sean. Sean O’Brien’s ninth poetry collection, Europa, was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. His poetry has received various awards including the T.S. Eliot, Forward and Roehampton Poetry prizes. He is a critic, translator, editor, playwright, novelist, broadcaster and experienced writing tutor and mentor. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.