Hillsborough poem debut

Luton historian and poet David Cain
Luton historian and poet David Cain

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.

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.