Loved the first show of #ContainsStrongLanguage last night feat a fantastic performance by @Strange_Sings Great to hear Lou Reed songs performed live & by such a brilliant band. Have had the originals on shuffle since waking up at 5 am. @wbphull #BBC

Tonight: Get your ears and mind wrapped around the songs of Lou Reed, kicking off #ContainsStrongLanguage in Hull down at Middleton Hall @UniOfHull Tickets:

At @FirstStory, we want ALL young people to find their voices and express themselves through writing, whatever educational setting they're in. Get in touch! @RiseAcademyHull @ASPIRE_Hull @Ganton_Hull @NorthcottSchool @freddies_uk @HumberEdTrust @WhitehouseHull @CentreSullivan

We get underway ahead of three packed days & nights of #ContainsStrongLanguage in Hull with a magnificent preview event this Saturday as Richard Strange performs the songs of Lou Reed at @UniOfHull Middleton Hall. Tix at

Translation Lab is a workshop with poet Adil Latefi from Morroco and Clare Pollard @poetclare. Participants will formulate their own versions of Adil's poem. Tickets are FREE: #ContainsStrongLanguage