TWPF 2022

WE’RE BACK – and we’re bigger and better than ever!

With a packed and varied programme of workshops and events, this year’s festival has been expanded by a week to fit it all in. Opening on Sunday 5th June with a taster event at Tunbridge Wells Forum as part of Unfest, we will be offering a full three weeks of community-based “poetry for all, big or small”. Having gone full circle we will return to the Forum on Sunday 26th for our Wordplay Fun Day and an evening of variety celebrating the verse-a-tility of words in poetry, comedy and song.

Full event and workshop listings are linked above, but do check back regularly as we’re adding more all the time

In addition to the Forum events we are pleased to include several link ups with Trinity Theatre, including our headline act HENRY NORMAL! If you don’t know Henry, you have been missing out. Co-writer of The Royle Family, Mrs Merton, Paul and Pauline Calf and… the list just goes on and on. More recently Henry has returned to his first love, poetry, and as his BBC Radio 4 series confirms he does it very well. Tickets available now, so grab them quickly.

We will also be visiting one of our favourite Kent villages for the event below, a marriage of words and music from internationally acclaimed “Royal” harpist Anne Denholm and equally celebrated poet Chris Tutton. Tickets are available now, so book yours today.

VENUE: Penshurst Church of St John the Baptist


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2 thoughts on “TWPF 2022

    1. Hi Gabriele – lots of open mic opportunities throughout the festival, so take your pick!
      Poets in Pubs are happening in three venues across the town, so you can go wherever is nearest or travel for all three. There are also open mic opportunities as part of our Wordplay Fun Day / Verse-a-Tility evening on Sunday 26th at TW Forum. Check the individual event listings and/or calendar for full times and details.


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