AN agricultural show is not be the first place you would expect to find a poetry recital.

But that is what visitors to Honley Show will be getting this year.

Writer and performer Craig Bradley, who has lectured at Huddersfield University, will be giving readings of his work at the June 10 show at Farnley Tyas.

Craig, from Dalton, has the nickname The Poet on the Tractor because he often sits atop one to read his poetry to audiences.

The 41-year-old will be reading extracts from his poetry collection Dancin' George, based on his experiences of growing up on a Yorkshire farm.

He will also read from his new travel book, Yorkshire In A Crombie, which tells of his experiences reading his work at shows, fairs and markets around the UK.

Craig is well-known in the Huddersfield and Calderdale area.

He is the reader in residence for Calderdale libraries and has held many reading workshops in schools.

He is also the writer in residence for Calderdale Youth Offending Team.

Craig, who has an English degree and a master's degree in contemporary literature, has taught creative writing courses at Huddersfield and Leeds universities.

As well as Craig, there will be all the usual agricultural attractions at this year's Honley Show, including the dog section.

Anyone planning to enter their dog in one of the classes is asked to contact new dog section secretary Barbara Warren as soon as possible.

She can be contacted on 01484 661072 or via email at