‘ What makes the Cheltenham Poetry Festivals such a delight is the way the events follow each other with such excitement and energy’. Bernard O’Donoghue
A relaxed and fun festival started- up by Anna Saunders in 2010. Events take place in various atmospheric venues around town, the whole providing a platform for some of the nation's most entertaining performance poets. Check out some of the videos below for a taste.
When? May 5-14 2017
Where? Various venues
Website? Seems to have vanished (Nov 2016)
Past Festivals? Since 2010
2015 - ‘Green’ highlights include a reading, sponsored by The Campaign to Protect Rural England (Gloucestershire), by one of our greatest living poets Sean O'Brien. He’s joined by environmental poet Michael McKimm. Also launching Dear World – a new pamphlet from the Cheltenham Poetry Festival’s publishing arm (Three Shoes Press) featuring poems by some of the poets reading at the Festival. Christopher Somerville (Walking Correspondent for The Telegraph for 17 years), Adam Horovitz - both with local connections - David Morley and Ann Segrave, whose work teems with organic life and lyrical imagery of the natural world. Other highlights include: the Festival’s (and Carol Ann Duffy’s) favourite poetry band Little Machine; a galaxy of acclaimed poets such as Claire Trevien, Tim Liardet, Martyn Crucefix, Stephen James, Charles Bennett, Jo Bell, Wendy Klein and many more, plus showcases from prestigious publishing houses and a host of distinguished local writers; bands; comedy; freestyle from Martin Dawes; hip hop from Petra Vita; children’s poetry shows
IN 2014: Ash Dickenson, Baranaby Eaton-Jones, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Eley Furrell, Jack Dean, John Fluffy Pink, Joy Howard, Peneolpe Shuttle, Ross Sutherland. Download Festival Brochure
The Martin E. Segal (http://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Martin-E.-Segal/) Theatre Center announ..
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