Under Starter’s Orders…

And we are very happy to confirm our first official events of the 2021 Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival as we take over the Tunbridge Wells Forum for the afternoon and evening of August 22nd.

While full details of what will be on offer are still being confirmed we can safely say that the planned programme will be very special indeed, kicking off from 2:00pm with a free entry Wordplay Fun Day that will appeal to all ages. With a range of activities encompassing poetry workshops through to live performance, readings, open mics and panel discussions there will be opportunities for all to get involved and create something unique, or to relax and be entertained by others flexing their creative muscles.

The Wordplay Fun Day will wind down in time for tea with the venue briefly closing while we catch our breath before throwing wide the doors again at 7:00 for our evening event, The Pam Slam Grand Slam. The Pam Slam, rescheduled from last year, is a ticketed event celebrating all aspects of humorous verse from its earliest days as performance art in the amphitheatres of ancient Greece through to the present. This journey will include familiar favourites from the comic verse canon, together with songs and sketches inspired by them. With the emphasis firmly on words and wordplay, the Pam Slam Open Mic section of the evening will offer local poets the opportunity to put on their Ayres and graces with their own Pam-style verses.

More news and events coming soon, with something VERY special only a couple of dotted I’s away from confirmation, so watch this space!

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