Cheltenham Poetry Festival – bringing international poetry home to you

Cheltenham Poetry Festival ( sponsored by Jordans Solicitors) is a moveable feast.

We offer an electrifying online programme of readings, workshops and performances which feature some of the most important and exciting artists in the world. Over the past few months we have been bringing new voices into your living rooms, and creating sustaining new connections.
We will continue to offer this inspiring programme to you as we move toward running events safely in the venues of Cheltenham again.


If you would like to hone your work in a class, perform at an open mic or sit back and enjoy a reading by one of our top class writer and performers – we are here for you.


We thank Barbara Jordan and Jordans solicitors for sponsoring the festival since its launch in 2011




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Alison Brackenbury “Cheltenham Poetry Festival is a triumph.”
Paul Stephenson “An extensive and rich festival.’
Calvin Tristan “Utterly impressive—nothing more needs to be said about these folks.”
The GuardianA poetry party with a healthy dose of anarchy”

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page updated 16 April 2020

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