Tickets on sale for the final of the Laureate competition

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TICKETS are on sale for the final of the competition to crown Stamford’s first ever poet laureate.

The six finalists will take part in a live reading before a panel of judges in the ballroom of Stamford Arts Centre at 8pm on Friday next week.

The judging panel will include Mayor of Stamford, Coun John Binder, Lincolnshire poet laureate Joel Stickley and Lynsey Evans and Kate Tarrant of Book a Poet.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, April 1. Also performing will be Peterborough duo Dead Poets.

Tickets are £8 (£7) and are available from the arts centre box office on 01780 763203.