On 15 April 1989, during the opening minutes of the FA Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool, 96 men, women and children died in what remains the most serious tragedy in UK sporting history the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.

Published by SmokeStack Books to mark the 30th anniversary of the disaster, Truth Streetby Luton writer David Cain combines the eye-witness testimonies of the survivors at the second inquest to create an epic-poem that is part oral history and part documentary theatre.

Join David and a very special panel to hear excerpts from Truth Street, learn about the works development, and gain an insight into his very own Luton Library inspirations.

Truth Street has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize: Best First Collection and this is the final chance to hear David talk about the work before the award ceremony in October.

Age Guidance: 16+


  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Central Library

Luton Central Library is located in St. George's Square between the Mall Shopping Centre and the Galaxy Centre.

Luton Central Library has the widest selection of novels, non-fiction books, newspapers and magazines. The books are available in different formats - large print, paperback or on CD. There is also a good selection of music and film CDs and DVDs. There are computers available for library members on the ground, first and second floors. Wi-fi is available on all floors. 

The ground floor has the children's library, quick choice selection of books and quick use public computers.

On the first floor you will find the main enquiry point where staff will be able to help you find what you want. A fax service is available here.

The second floor is the quiet study area. The Family History room are on this floor. Please ensure your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent in this area.

The third floor has a multi-faith room and conference rooms. 

Venue Hire

The Central Library has five flexible spaces for conferences. See Venue Hire for more information. 

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