Cheltenham Poetry Festival Events

Tales of Lust and Chocolate
Friday 21 March 2014 at 7:30pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5/4

Saucy storytelling cabaret!


Neil & Tina's Naughty Night Out
Friday 21 March 2014 at 9:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5/4

A steamy spoken word show from slam-champs and married couple Neil and Tina.


Picaresque
Saturday 22 March 2014 at 2:0pm
Venue: Tailors
Tickets: £5/4

A troupe of award-winning poets.


In Tune with Dementia. A play by Howard Timms
Saturday 22 March 2014 at 4:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5/4


Lucy Ayrton - Mermaid Purse
Saturday 22 March 2014 at 6:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5/4

The celebrated one-woman show from Lucy Ayrton.


Stroud Pamphlet Poets
Saturday 22 March 2014 at 7:30pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £4/3

A poetry show from the heart of Gloucestershire.


SLAM !
Friday 28 March 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £8/5 concs ( Unwaged/disabled/students)

An x - factor style battle of rhyme and very little reason..


Don Paterson and David Briggs
Friday 28 March 2014 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £8/£5

'One of the most ferociously talented of all British poets' takes to the stage with emerging voice David Briggs in a powerful poetry pairing.


A Matter of Life, Death and Poetry
Friday 28 March 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5/4

A touring poetry show.


John Goodby: The Dylan Thomas Lecture
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 11:0am
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £7/£5

A fascinating talk about Welsh bard Dylan Thomas.


John Goodby and Kate North plus open mic
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 1:0pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £7/£5


Miki Byrne - Flying Through Houses
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 11:0am
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £4/3

The launch of, poet and radio personality, Miki Byrne's latest collection.


Laurie Lee – a celebration of a Gloucestershire poet’s work.
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 4:30pm
Venue: Francis Close Hall
Tickets: £7/4

Laurie Lee – a celebration of a Gloucestershire poet’s work. Sponsored by Greenway Hotel and Spa.


Phil Bowen & Peter Read: A Solitary Mister, a talk.
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 2:30pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £7/£5

A fascinating talk about Dylan Thomas.


Spark, The Goblin Wizard
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 4:30pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £7/£5

A poetry theatre show, for kids.


Dylan’s Last Journey
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 7:0pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £7/£5

A play by Peter Read.


John Hegley - I am a Poetato!
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 8:30pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £11/£9

A poetry mash-up!


Jennie Farley, David Clarke & Chris Hemingway and Open Mic. - Myth Memory and Music
Sunday 30 March 2014 at 12:30pm
Venue: Oxfam Bookshop
Tickets: £5/4

Myth, Memory and Music


Paul Kingsnorth & Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Kidland
Sunday 30 March 2014 at 2:0pm
Venue: Oxfam Bookshop
Tickets: £5/4

Kidland - Paul Kingsnorth & Kiran Millwood Hargrave


Wenlock Poetry Festival Presents
Sunday 30 March 2014 at 3:30pm
Venue: Oxfam Bookshop
Tickets: £4/3

River Passage and other poems


Pat Borthwick, Maria Butunoi & Jean Riley - To The Stars and Back
Sunday 30 March 2014 at 5:0pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: £6/4

Three poets take you on a flight of fantasy


Astrid Alben & Carolyn Finlay
Sunday 30 March 2014 at 3:30pm
Venue: Jamies Italian
Tickets: £5/4

A poetry double-header


Sujata Bhatt & Gillian Barker
Sunday 30 March 2014 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: £6/4

Common Wealth Poetry Prize Winner


The Poetry of Hotels
Sunday 30 March 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: FREE

A poetic celebration of hotels.


Eley Furrell & Helen Calcutt - From Page to Stage
Monday 31 March 2014 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: £5/4

Helen Calcutt and Eley Furrell


Cheltenham Poetry Festival Showcase
Monday 31 March 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: £4/3


Jay Ramsay, Angie Spencer & Kate Firth - Troubadours of the Spirit
Monday 31 March 2014 at 9:30pm
Venue: Jamies Italian
Tickets: £5/4

A soulful poetry showcase


Women's Words
Monday 31 March 2014 at 9:30pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: £5/4

Feminist poetry event with Angela France


Bobby Parker & Graham Clifford - The Hitting Game
Tuesday 01 April 2014 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets: £6/4

Bobby Parker and Graham Clifford


Charles Bennett & jay arr - Romantically Speaking
Tuesday 01 April 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets: £5/4

Music and love in poetry


The A38 Roadshow
Wednesday 02 April 2014 at 6:0pm
Venue: Cafe Rouge
Tickets: £6/4

A cabaret of music, comedy and poetry


William Bedford & Hilda Sheehan - He said, She said
Wednesday 02 April 2014 at 7:30pm
Venue: Cafe Rouge
Tickets: £5/4

A tribute to Robert Browning's masterpiece with two popular poets


Edd Donovan & Clayton Blizzard - Something to Take the Edge off
Wednesday 02 April 2014 at 9:0pm
Venue: Cafe Rouge
Tickets: £5/4

Folk meets hip-hop in this pairing of two exciting musical names


Emily Dickinson Recital
Wednesday 02 April 2014 at 12:0pm
Venue: St Andrews Church
Tickets: £8

A midday recital by the English Touring Opera and Cheltenham Opera Society


Anna Saunders & Jeremy Page - Struck
Thursday 03 April 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5/4

A film and poetry showcase


Kieran King, Steve Pottinger & Danny Murphy - Stand-up and Be Counted
Thursday 03 April 2014 at 9:45pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £6/4

The holy trinity of stand-up, join forces


The Road to Cherington
Friday 04 April 2014 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: £4/3

A showcase by an acclaimed local poetry ensemble


Count Me In
Friday 04 April 2014 at 7:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £7/4

Poetry meets bingo !


Poetry Factory - Images from the Museum of Light
Friday 04 April 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: The Strand
Tickets: £4/3

Photography meets poetry


The Worple Press showcase
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 10:30am
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5/4


Ready Salted
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 12:30pm
Venue: Oxfam Bookshop
Tickets: £4/3

A travelling poetry show


Jenny Lewis - Taking Mesopotania
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 2:0pm
Venue: Oxfam Bookshop
Tickets: £5/4

The true story of one man's war, by his daughter, poet Jenny Lewis


Ross Cogan - Talking Sonnets plus Open Mic.
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 3:30pm
Venue: Oxfam Bookshop
Tickets: £5/4

Prize-winning poet and Festival Director talks sonnets.


Peter Carpenter & Lesley Ingram - Being In Bed With Philip Larkin
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 5:0pm
Venue: Tailors
Tickets: £5/4

Peter Carpenter and Lesley Ingram


Ruth Padel and Cristina Newton
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Tickets: £7/4

'One of our greatest living poets' on animal and human migration.


LITTLE MACHINE
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 8:0pm
Venue: The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Tickets: £8/4

'The best poetry band in the world!'


Cheltenham Poetry Festival Spoken-Word Smorgasbord
Saturday 05 April 2014 at 9:30pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets:

A night of smoking spoken word


Flarestack Poets Showcase
Sunday 06 April 2014 at 11:0am
Venue: Tailors
Tickets: £5/4

Michael Conley, Richard Moorhead, David Clarke.


Oxford Stanza Poets 2
Sunday 06 April 2014 at 12:30pm
Venue: Jamies Italian
Tickets: £4/3

Oxford Stanza Poets 2 present DADA


Olivia Byard & Paul Hayward: It Never Gets Dark All Night
Sunday 06 April 2014 at 12:30pm
Venue: Tailors
Tickets: £5/£4

Poems by Olivia Byard & a reading from the cult British novel by William Hayward


Sophie Hannah & Nic Aubury - Pessimism for Beginners
Sunday 06 April 2014 at 2:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £6/4

' The brightest young star in British poetry'


Peter Wyton and Robin Gilbert Kick Art
Sunday 06 April 2014 at 3:30pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £5

BBC Breakfast Bard's and poet Robin Gilbert pair up, to kick art with poetry.


The Dymock Poets
Sunday 06 April 2014 at 5:0pm
Venue: Copa
Tickets: £6/4

A tribute to The Dymock Poets



 

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