OUR October EXTRAVAGANZA
The Gloucester Poetry Festival 2019
Our 2019 festival is set to bring you an even greater experience than 2018, with more events and renowned poets and spoken word artists booked as guest and feature poets!
Check out our events on our Facebook festival page for more information about each event and our guest performers
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Learn more about the Festival and all of the guest poets involved as well as the latest festival news! Follow, like and share our posts to help us to reach new visitors and encourage the local community to get involved and participate.
2018 has seen a massive growth of poetry in and around Gloucester. Local wordsmiths poured there molten poems from the furnace and shaped them with performance. These creations were been a revolutionary act, with poets and sonneteers arming themselves for the cultural battleground that is the modern world. We had guest workshops from the likes of Derek Dohren, Charlie Markwick and Clive Oseman with many more stepping forward to volunteer and show how they fight for creativity.
The Festival was the essence of what it means to have a voice and challenge silence. This was a culmination of new and experienced poets who wanted to show you their world and how they want to change it. Creation is a revolutionary act and we can all change the world starting with ourselves.
Poetry is for everyone as life is poetry.
Special thanks to:
Sarah ‘Saffy’ Snell-Pym
Clive Oseman & Nick Lovell (Oooh Beehive)
Scott Cowley (Rusty Goat’s Poetry Corner)
Jake Saw (Waterstones Gloucester)
Peter & Josephine Lay
The Fountain Inn, Gloucester, for its continued support for our monthly Villanelles event, held on the last Thursday of each month.