The Cuckoo Cage at Bradford Literature Festival

25 Jun 2022 - 4.15PM - 7.00


Ra Page, Gaia Holmes, Bidisha, MY Alam
The Cuckoo Cage: British Superheroes

Saturday, 25th June 2022 | 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture Theatre, The Dye House Gallery, Bradford College   

In The Cuckoo Cage, 12 authors redefine what it means to be a superhero in today’s ever-changing society, shifting the focus from American caped crusaders to issues prevalent in present-day Britain.

During a special panel discussion event, we’ll hear from a handful of the book’s contributing authors, including Bidisha, M.Y. Alam, Gaia Holmes, and project editor Ra Page to discover how they created a batch of new heroes for a new age, full of new issues.

From a Bristolian super-powered statue toppler to the protector of Essex’s parks and public spaces – progressive causes and otherworldly heroics combine in this colourful and pertinent conversation.

Book here.