Poetry Passeggiata by Stephanie Sy-Quia, Guest Curator

 Passeggiata is the Italian tradition of taking to the streets and squares in the early evening, when the golden hour light is at its most flattering. The day begins to cool, and people drift leisurely towards dinner and long warm evening hours, perhaps sharing a drink or two. 


Ledbury’s Poetry Passeggiata will be taking place on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, both weekends of the festival. This is a free event, designed to give festival-goers a short sampling of poets who have been on the bill that day. Poets will give readings between five and ten minutes long, and the whole event will last half an hour. 


It will take place outdoors, in the church courtyard. Drinks will be be available to buy. 


This will be a lovely interlude between the events of the day, after the day’s events and before the evening events begin. 

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