Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Message from organisers - "Poetry is a movable feast. At the beginning of March, we anticipated that the Coronavirus Pandemic made postponement of our Festival inevitable. We have rescheduled the festival for 22 April – 1 May 2021, as the health and well-being of our audiences and poets are paramount. We have contacted 2020 ticket holders so that they can decide whether to transfer tickets to the new date, or request a refund." For further updates please visit the Cheltenham Poetry Festival website.
Details of the postponed festival have not yet been given however this is a summary of what you can expect...
The 10th Cheltenham Poetry Festival will take place at several venues in the heart of Cheltenham, including the chapel at Francis Close Hall, the University of Gloucestershire, Smokey Joes Cafe, the Sober Parrot and the Playhouse Theatre. As in recent years, dozens of events have been planned including readings, a slam, music, spoken word. workshops, rap, comedy, talks, and activism.
Launched by poet Anna Saunders in 2011, the Festival kicked off with a sell-out performance by iconic punk poet John Cooper Clarke at Cheltenham Town Hall. It has since gone from strength to strength with audiences growing rapidly. In the last nine years the Festival has offered events featuring our greatest living poets, spoken word artists, musicians, actors, dancers, writers and film makers.
In between the annual festival, the organisers host events such as workshops, readings, spoken word, music, book launches, and competitions.
|Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2021 (22 Apr 2021 - 1 May 2021)|
The Cheltenham Poetry Festival takes place at serveral venues throughout Cheltenham. For full details on Cheltenham town centre car parks click here - https://www.visitcheltenham.com/your-visit/travel/getting-to-cheltenham