To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Language

Inspire Poetry Festival 2019

Southwell Library & various other venues across Nottinghamshire, The Bramley Centre, King Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0EH
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01623 677 200

Add Inspire Poetry Festival 2019 to your Itinerary

Inspire Poetry Festival 2019

About

Tuesday 23 - Saturday 28 September 2019
Various venues across Nottinghamshire

The Inspire Poetry Festival brings five brilliant days of performance, readings, talks, children’s events and workshops to library venues across Nottinghamshire.

Bringing poetry to Beeston, Mansfield Central, Southwell, West Bridgford and Worksop Libraries, and the Old Library, Mansfield.

Featuring celebrated poetry stars, regional favourites and cutting-edge newcomers, and with styles ranging from the formal lyric to freestyle spoken word, this year’s festival promises a plethora of poetry delights at venues around the county.

We’re hugely excited to welcome the much-garlanded Patience Agbabi, Colette Bryce and Jacob Polley for the first time, alongside multiple prize-winning young poets Raymond Antrobus and Birmingham-based Nafeesa Hamid.

Wendy Cope returns for Afternoon Tea, George Szirtes headlines Word!, John Harvey celebrates his 80th birthday with us and Notts-based Andrew Graves is back by popular demand!

Alongside readings and performances, we have workshops to develop your poetry writing skills with Deborah Tyler-Bennett, a masterclass with Colette Bryce, and special sessions to enhance your poetry reading enjoyment with Jenny Swann.

There’s also a special exhibition of heartfelt poems and beautiful photographs, a film about Keats, opportunities for open mic performers, community events at Southwell Library and a free Poetry Takeover Day for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re already a poetry reader, writer, student or teacher, or a complete newcomer, join us this September to enjoy a week of wonderful words in the welcoming surroundings of your libraries.

The full programme across all six venues can now be viewed online (above), and the printed version will be arriving in libraries very soon! This season’s What’s On brochures contain details of Poetry Festival events in each festival library.

Opening Times

Inspire Poetry Festival 2019 (23 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019)

Map & Directions

Follow Us

What's Nearby

  1. Southwell Minster and Archbishop's Palace

    FREE admission, donations welcome. (There is a suggested donation of £5 for adults and £3…

    0.08 miles away
  2. The Workhouse

    Built in 1824 The Workhouse at Southwell was a means of relief for the Victorian poor.…

    0.65 miles away
  3. Reg Taylor's Garden Centre

    Walk into Reg Taylor's Garden Centre and you enter into a different world. It's not just…

    0.67 miles away
  1. Swan Sanctuary

    Nottinghamshire's 9 acre Swan Sanctuary is magical and unique. The shaped contours of…

    0.67 miles away
  2. Southwell Racecourse

    Southwell Racecourse offers a unique blend of charm, excitement and comfort, making it…

    1.86 miles away
  3. Museum of Timekeeping

    The Museum of Timekeeping is home to a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and…

    2.04 miles away
  4. Southwell Golf Club

    Welcome To Southwell Golf Club

    Southwell Golf Club is renown for its welcoming and…

    2.39 miles away
  5. Dukes Wood Oil Museum

    Duke's Wood Oil Museum, with its artefacts from the first British oilfield has moved to…

    4.56 miles away
  6. Kelham Hall & Country Park

    A beautiful Victorian stately home located in the Trent Valley near Newark,…

    4.56 miles away
  7. White Post Farm Centre

    As one of the East Midland’s most popular tourist attractions, White Post Farm can…

    4.99 miles away
  8. Robin Hood's Wheelgate Park

    Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park 30 acres of family theme park, farm park and waterpark.

    5.07 miles away
  9. Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

    In the early 1900s Bilsthorpe village's population was approximately 200 and slowly…

    5.5 miles away
  10. Sconce and Devon Park


    Park facilities

     

    Large area of public open grass and woodlands, including Devon…

    5.52 miles away
  11. Newark Castle and Gardens

    Open from 8:30AM - dusk.

    Newark Castle and Gardens are lovely, formal gardens…

    5.85 miles away
  12. Governor's House


    This was the residence of the Governors of Newark during the sieges of the Civil War. A…

    5.95 miles away
  13. Newark Market Place

    Newark Market Place provides a focal point for the town. It hosts regular market days…

    6.01 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries, NottinghamInspire is an innovative new cultural organisation delivering services on behalf of launched by Nottinghamshire County Council. We are a Community Benefit Society that is dedicated to inspiring people to grow, learn and achieve with the help of our services.

Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Join Our Mailing List
Events | Top Attractions | Special Offers | Competitions
Join our weekly or monthly newsletter for the latest updates from across the city and county
No, thanks