Written around 1400, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the finest surviving examples of Middle English poetry, though little is known about the author who wrote the chivalric romance.

Award-winning and much-revered poet and novelist Simon Armitage recently took on the intimidating task of creating a new translation of the work, offering an energetic, inventive version of this classic tale for modern-day audiences.

At this beautiful, candlelit event, Armitage will read from the work and discuss specific extracts alongside gorgeous screen-print illustrations, as he reveals how he approached the translation of such a venerable and important piece of literature.

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