Rhyme and ride with Arriva as Leicester gets literary

Today, Leicester-based poet and performer Lydia Towsey will be hopping on and off local bus services to entertain passengers and raise awareness of Literary Leicester- our 10th celebration of the literary arts.

From rewriting nursery rhymes such as 'The wheels on the bus', to telling tales of zombies, momzies, motherhood and governments, bus driver's daughter Lydia will be bringing her own kind of performance to routes across the city, starting from 12 noon onwards, as well as sharing footage of her travels on Twitter as @LiteraryLeic. These journeys will be running on the 27, 21,44 and 80 buses as part of our Literary Leicester festival.

Festival Director Professor Martin Stannard said:  “Literary Leicester is bigger and better this year than ever: an equally glamorous line-up of celebrity guests, a wider distribution of venues, and a terrific outreach and diversity programme. Lydia is magic. Don’t miss her.”

Simon Mathieson, business development manager for Arriva Midlands, added: “Literary Leicester is a fabulous event for the city, and firmly puts the spotlight on the talent and fabulous venues Leicester has to offer. We’re proud of the part we play in opening up better access to the city’s many cultural landmarks and events, so it felt only right that we get involved.”