Ledbury Poetry Festival

Ledbury Poetry Festival is the biggest, brightest, most superlatively international celebration of poetry and spoken word in the UK. Surrounded by woods, orchards and hills, poets from all over the world gather to perform, write, read and listen to poetry. Contemporary literary titans stand alongside upcoming talents to illuminate a thrillingly electric mix of events, from readings, performance poetry, masterclasses, walks, talks and films through to breakfasts, music, exhibitions and bike rides. It’s all yours at Ledbury – dig deep into interesting ideas, take in poetry over a pint, craft your own writing style, or showcase your skills in the slam.

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This year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival took place 1st – 10th July 2022. We are catching our breath but hope to include some of the highlights of this festival on these pages soon.

There’s one last event for this year: Event 82 – Heavy is the head that wears the Crown

This is in The Poetry House on Tuesday 12th July, 5 to 7pm.