Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Poetry can entertain, delight, inspire and transform. Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2019 boosts its power by fusing talks, workshops, an electrifying slam, hilarious comedy, rich literature in song writing, dance music, and readings galore.. You can sit back and enjoy the work of some of today's leading poets, share a workshop to write your own poetry, or enjoy some classic poetry.

Since our launch in 2010 we have aimed to give you an all-singing, all-dancing festival -- one that fuses poetry and music, film, drama and visual art.

John Burnside winner of both the T.S Eliot Prize and the Forward poetry prizes,  described poetry as "the music of what happens". Please join us this year - you may even end up dancing in the aisles. 

Anna Saunders, Festival founder and Executive Director

Cheltenham Poetry Festival CIC No 07301718

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Forthcoming Events
Smokey Joe's
Cheltenham
Thu 25 Apr 2019,
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Smokey Joe's
Cheltenham
Thu 25 Apr 2019,
8:30PM - 9:30PM
Frog and Fiddle
Cheltenham
Fri 26 Apr 2019,
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Frog and Fiddle
Cheltenham
Fri 26 Apr 2019,
8:30PM - 9:30PM
Frog and Fiddle
Cheltenham
Fri 26 Apr 2019,
9:45PM - 11:59PM
The Strand
Cheltenham
Sat 27 Apr 2019,
11:00AM - 12:30PM
The Strand
Cheltenham
Sat 27 Apr 2019,
2:00PM - 3:00PM
The Strand, Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Sat 27 Apr 2019, 2:00PM
The Strand
Cheltenham
Sat 27 Apr 2019,
3:30PM - 4:30PM
The Strand
Cheltenham
Sat 27 Apr 2019,
5:00PM - 6:00PM
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