We are delighted to announce our dates for Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2016

The Festival will run from 6th – 15th of May in venues all over the town.

And our theme for 2016 is Beauty....

We will be exploring the concept of ‘beauty’ at our sixth festival and asking our audiences and contributors what they find beautiful, and how the concept of beauty fits  within the arts,  For example is, to quote Keats, beauty,  ‘truth’, and truth beauty? Or is striving for beauty in the arts outdated and irrelevant? 

With this theme in mind – the Festival will be staging open mic events to showcase new voices as well as offering readings by internationally acclaimed poets, a new ‘ Chapter and Verse’ section of the festival which will fuse poetry and prose, plus talks on some of the UK’s greatest poets, workshops, music, urban poetry and much more.



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