Poetry House manager: Hannah Bengough who loves singing in harmony, coast and country walks, cooking up world cuisines, making people laugh, and immersing in all sorts of creative arts both as a spectator and contributor.
Project Manager for Creative Pathways in the Shire Produced by Ledbury Poetry: Emma Clowsley who is a fan of Pam Ayres, pebbled beaches, and finding the best writing spots around Ledbury.
Volunteer Co-ordinator for Creative Pathways produced by Ledbury Poetry: Ellie Scanlan who enjoys walking across the Malvern Hills, going to the theatre and making things.
Fundraiser: Emma Jackson loves creativity, culture, and community; is passionate about philanthropy; helping transform aspirations into realities brings her joy and she is very keen on giggles!
Ledbury Poetry runs programmes throughout the year from its new base at The Elizabeth Barrett Browning Institute. Salons and community projects, work with schools and work with 16-25 year olds in a new scheme called Ledbury Poetry House Key alongside a New and Emerging Writers’ Programme. Ledbury Poetry Competition runs annually, and the Ledbury Poetry Critics goes from strength to strength. Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July and is the biggest poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world. Join us for a celebration of poetry in the rural heartland of England with live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more.