Owen Lowery

Date:Sat 27 Apr
Time:12 - 9.30pm
Venue:The Boardroom
Price:Festival Day Pass: £12.50 | £8 cons

Owen Lowery is a former British Judo champion who suffered from a spinal injury while competing and is now tetraplegic.

He has a First Class Honours BA with the Open University, Master's Degrees in Military Studies and Creative Writing, respectively, and a PhD in the poetry of Keith Douglas.

Owen’s poetry has appeared in Stand, PN Review, The Independent, The Times, and The Guardian. He has published two major collections, Otherwise Unchanged, (2012), and Rego Retold (2015)- Owen has performed at venues such as the Southbank Centre, The National Theatre, Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, Liverpool’s Bluecoat Theatre, Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery, Royal Exchange theatre, and Rylands Library, the Arvon Centre in Hebden Bridge, the Play House Theatre in Salisbury.

Owen’s latest project, Transitions, considers the nature of transition, both from a personal perspective, and in relation to nature, migration, sport, history, and other areas. The Transitions film was created with the help of leading industry professionals, such as LA Productions, Noreen Kershaw, Barbara Dickson, Ricky Tomlinson, Bernard Wrigley, Sally Carman, and Sam Holland.

There will be a BSL interpreted screening of the Transitions film at 4pm

  • BSL Interpreter available

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