Staged Events

There are several Staged Events taking place throughout the festival. This page offers an overview of those events and links where you can find further information. You can also navigate to the event’s page via the drop down menu above.

  • A Compleat Charlie: An evening of Poetry and more with local poet and workshop tutor Charlie Bell…
  • Echoes: An evening of improvised music based on selected poetry, including an opportunity for one lucky local poet to have their own work showcased…
  • Poetry on the Pantiles: A series of poetry events and workshops based on and around the Pantiles bandstand. This will lead into the evening event detailed below…
  • A Feast of Poetry: A literary dinner with guest readers from local poetry presses and national publications. The afternoon / evening event will also include a local presses meet and greet and bookstall…
  • The Pam Slam: An evening of words and song celebrating our rich heritage of poetry within popular entertainment, featuring a homage to “The People’s Laureate”, Pam Ayres, in the Pam Slam Grand Slam open mic…
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