Latest News

The Emergency Poet to open UK’s first poetry pharmacy! >

The Emergency Poet

What lovely news! Friend to the Hounds, Deborah Alma aka The Emergency Poet, is to open UK’s first poetry pharmacy! Deborah has spent the last 6 years travelling the length and breadth of the country in her vintage ambulance prescribing … Continue reading

Posted in:

Well hello there 2019! Look who’s coming to Yorkshire! >

Luke Wright on tour in 2019

Happy New Year to you all! What will 2019 bring? Well, four of our favourite performers to Yorkshire, that’s what! November 2018 saw the publication of his first collection of poems in over thirty years…. Now the self proclaimed ‘King … Continue reading

Posted in:

‘What Me Mam Taught Me’ a poem by Mike Garry >

This is the brilliant Mike Garry performing the beautiful eulogy he wrote for his Mother. Happy Mothering Sunday to all the Mothers, those who no longer have their Mothers and the Mothers that have lost children. Much love x Click … Continue reading

Posted in:

Dr John Cooper Clarke on BBC R4 Life Drawing >

In BBC R4 Life Drawing series described as ‘Inky Interviews’, cartoonist & writer Martin Rowson draws & interviews the people who have influenced him and his work. Photography by Sam Finney The final sketch in a five part series features Release … Continue reading

Posted in:

Celebrate National Poetry Day on 28 September 2017 >

As it’s National Poetry Day we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share our current favourite poem.     The wonderful Mike Garry shares his approach to parenting in this heartwarming advert for Nationwide Building Society. This fab … Continue reading

Posted in:

Spoken word night, Poems, Prose & Pints has a new home! >

Poems, Prose and Pints, the welcoming and relaxed spoken word event, held every 3rd Wednesday of the month in Harrogate, has now moved to the fabulous North Bar on Cheltenham Parade. The popular event run by poets Helen Shay and Tim … Continue reading

Posted in:

The marvellous Kate Tempest heads to Deer Shed Festival 8! >

Bravo, top marks and a big blooming well done Deer Shed Festival!   The family friendly festival have announced an absolutely cracking line up for Deer Shed 8, headlined by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy … Continue reading

Posted in:

Best dinosaur-themed punk band you’ve never heard of… >

That’s enough to get us hooked! Whatever Happened to Vandal Raptor? is the brand new show by Punk poet, theatre-maker and play-wright, Henry Raby. Part of York Literature Festival, you can see it at York Theatre Royal on the 30th … Continue reading

Posted in:

Hounds bring the marvellous Luke Wright to Harrogate >

Release the Hounds is teaming up with Harrogate Theatre this December and will be presenting the very lovely Luke Wright and his award winning show ‘What I learned from Johnny Bevan’ in the HG theatre studio. Wordsmith Luke Wright took … Continue reading

Posted in:

Ringing the changes at Release the Hounds Festival. >

  Old dog learns new tricks. Ringing the changes at Release the Hounds. What a blast the last 3 years have been! It’s hard to believe that an idea that was conceived over a cup of tea and chocolate hobnob … Continue reading

Posted in: