Welcome to our 10th year!

The winners of our Wild Poem competition, judged by Anna Saunders and Ben Ray, are announced, along with judges comments on Frosted Fire website — click here for details.

Festival postponed until Autumn

Poetry is a movable feast. To protect the health of our poets, audiences and friends, sponsors, patrons, venue staff, and the community at large, we have rescheduled all  festival events  from April to the end of September. Full details at Festival 2020.

Highlights of the 2020 Festival
Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy
Professor Elemental
John Hegley
Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas
Our 10th slam contest
Louisa Adjoa Parker

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 28 March 2020

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