Welcome to our 10th year!

janet lees plus book

Janet Lees reads from her prize-winning book, with outstanding guest poets and an OPEN MIC  Full details.

Metro UK


Bards battle for slots in Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam 2020 – our spoken word stand-off. More details

Alison Brackenbury

“Cheltenham Poetry Festival is a triumph.”

Paul Stephenson

‘ An extensive and rich festival.’


WILD festival announcement

Next Year will be our TENTH Festival and we’ll make it a memorable anniversary celebration. More details

Calvin Tristan

“Utterly impressive—nothing more needs to be said about these folks.”

the Guardian

‘A poetry party with a healthy dose of anarchy’

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