Two reading events at Tunbridge Wells Forum got the festival off to a cracking start over the jubilee weekend with a celebration of local poetry on Saturday and an Under 18’s open mic on Sunday.
Our youngest reader, Ava, delighted us with a self-penned poem about volcanoes that really blew us away!
Moving forward, we have our first headline performance of the festival tomorrow (Wednesday) evening when we welcome internationally acclaimed artists Anne Denholm (Celtic harp) and Chris Tutton (poet) to Penshurst church to share their collaborative project “Imaginary Landscapes”. This promises to be a very special event, and we are delighted to be one of the first festivals (we were pipped at the post by Hay-on-Wye) to include it among their programme. Tickets available HERE
In addition to Imaginary Landscapes we also have our first Poets in Pubs open mic this week at Even Flow café bar. We already have a good selection of names in the hat for this one, but if you get in quick we might just manage to squeeze you in. Contact the venue on 01892 739991 for latest updates on availability.
With two workshops coming up too we’re certainly living up to our motto of ‘poetry for all’, and there’s plenty more to come in weeks two and three. We hope you can be part of it all and to see you soon.