Festival events 2017

ticketsource-shadowAll Festival events are listed below, in order of date, with links to event and online booking details at Ticket Source, which has a booking fee of 90 pence per ticket,. Some events are linked to the Playhouse Theatre for its main stage events, in which case there is a booking fee of 75 pence per ticket.suffolk-anthology-logo

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Date & time Click for event details & online booking Venue information
Thu 4 May, 7:00PM Chapter and Verse with Tyler Keevil and D.D. Johnstone Smokey Joe’s
Thu 4 May, 8:30PM Flash Fiction Showcase Smokey Joe’s
Fri 5 May, 11:00AM How to Analyse Poetry : John Hughes Oxfam Bookshop
Fri 5 May, 2:30PM Thirteen Ways of Looking at a List Poem– Ben Parker Workshop SOLD OUT Tailors
Fri 5 May, 7:00PM Matthew Sweeney and Ben Parker Smokey Joe’s
Fri 5 May, 8:30PM God Save The Teen Smokey Joe’s
Sat 6 May, 11:00AM Montpellier Writers’ Group Oxfam Bookshop
Sat 6 May, 2:00PM Cheltenham Poetry Society – Cheltenham 300 St Andrew’s Church
Sat 6 May, 3:30PM Dylan Thomas – New Discoveries with John Goodby St Andrew’s Church
Sat 6 May, 5:00PM Pearl – Jane Draycott St Andrew’s Church
Sat 6 May, 7:00PM Odious Vex and Friends Smokey Joe’s
Sat 6 May, 8:30PM Slam Dunkum! A Slam Champ Showcase with Jasmine Gardosi, Al Brunker, Lexia Tomlinson Smokey Joe’s
Sun 7 May, 11:00AM Michael Scott Workshop Cheltenham Playhouse
Sun 7 May, 2:00PM Michael Scott with Sam Loveless & Alex Breeze Cheltenham Playhouse
Sun 7 May, 3:30PM Worple Press Poetry Showcase Cheltenham Playhouse
Sun 7 May, 5:00PM In Your Own Words Cheltenham Playhouse
Sun 7 May, 7:00PM Paul Stephenson — The Days that followed Paris Cheltenham Playhouse
Sun 7 May, 8:30PM Dead Poets Live Cheltenham Playhouse
Mon 8 May, 2:30PM  Tricia Torrington workshop: A Fresh Syntax Cheltenham Playhouse
Mon 8 May, 7:00PM Beginning With Your Last Breath – Roy Mcfarlane, Michael Henry and Tricia Torrington Cheltenham Playhouse
Mon 8 May, 8:30PM Cheltenham Poetry Festival Players – The Poetry of Time Cheltenham Playhouse
Tue 9 May, 7:00PM Compound poets – Gram Joel Davies and Hannah Linden plus Open Mic Tailors
Tue 9 May, 8:30PM This Here Guitar – Phil Bowen and Rory Waterman Tailors
Wed 10 May, 7:45PM Oscar Wilde’s Women by Howard Timms Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage
Thu 11 May, 2:00PM John Keats — a talk by Sylvia Charlewood Tailors
Thu 11 May, 8:00PM Indigo Dreams Poetry Showcase Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage
Fri 12 May, 7:00PM Stanza Room Only – Tina Sederholm and Ray Antrobus Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage
Fri 12 May, 8:30PM In the Slammer – the 7th Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam! Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage
Sat 13 May, 11:00AM Poetry and Politics: Workshop with David Clarke St Andrew’s Church
Sat 13 May, 2:00PM Sasha Dugdale and Alistair Noon – The Art of Translation St Andrew’s Church
Sat 13 May, 3:30PM Sasha Dugdale and Katherine Towers St Andrew’s Church
Sat 13 May, 5:00PM Nine Arches Showcase – Scare Stories – David Clarke and Alistair Noon St Andrew’s Church
Sat 13 May, 7:00PM John Hegley’s New & Selected Potatoes Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage
Sat 13 May, 8:30PM Stuart Maconie Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage
Sun 14 May, 11:00AM John Hegley workshop: SOLD OUT
Sun 14 May, 11:00AM Chapter and Verse presents The Future, Chris Hemingway’s novel. With Open Mic Waterstones
Sun 14 May, 2:00PM Mary Shelley – a talk by Fiona Sampson St Andrew’s Church
Sun 14 May, 3:30PM Fiona Sampson, Gabriel Millar & Stephanie Papa St Andrew’s Church
Sun 14 May, 5:00PM Exclamation Mark! A spoken word showcase starring Neil Laurenson, The Grumbling Gargoyle, Chloe Jacquet St Andrew’s Church
Sun 14 May, 7:00PM Comic Poetry with John Gorman Smokey Joe’s
Sun 14 May, 8:30PM Cheltenham Improvisers present: Brave New Worlds – music and poetry Smokey Joe’s
Mon 15 May, 7:00PM Geraldine Monk and Christine Whittemore Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage
Mon 15 May, 8:30PM Poetry in Motion Film Showcase with Redcliffe Films Cheltenham Playhouse Main Stage