Hillsborough poem debut

Luton-born poet and historian David Cain will debut his haunting narrative about the Hillsborough disaster '“ April 15 '“ at the Hat Factory on Thursday, June 2.

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 3:46 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 4:51 pm
Luton historian and poet David Cain
Luton historian and poet David Cain

It will be the headline attraction at UTTER Lutonia, hosted by people’s poet Lee Nelson who is celebrating two decades as a spoken word performer.

Lee said: “David’s piece deserves significant attention. It shares the story of what happened in Sheffield on Saturday, April 15, 1989 – the most serious tragedy in UK sporting history.

“Every line is drawn from more than 260 days of formal evidence presented to a specially convened court in Warrington.

“It expresses the poetry found in the hearts of those who lived through this terrible experience and weaves their testimonies into a singular voice.”
David and Lee met at Luton Sixth Form College and have both gone on to considerable acclaim.

UTTER Lutonia was a hit at last year’s Lutonia 2016 festival and is now bringing alternative performance talent to the town.

The show on June 2 will be in Basement 2 at The Hat Factory at 7.30pm.