Suffolk Anthology Bookshop

All tickets for the 2017 festival may be bought by cash or credit card, with no booking fee, by visiting Suffolk Anthology, 17 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham  GL50 2AE  
If you wish, you can downloasuffolk-anthology-logod a booking-form, to make a note of the events you wish to attend. The contents of the booking form are also shown below.

Tickets will be issued immediately by Suffolk Anthology. However, please note that if you book for events on the Playhouse Main Stage  you will receive your ticket immediately, but may not learn of your reserved seating position for at least a week after you order.

Suffolk Anthology is a key sponsor of Cheltenham Poetry Festival. We are very grateful

Helene Hewett outside the Suffolk Anthology

to Helene Hewett and the bookshop –once again this lovely, friendly bookshop (with good coffee and other refreshments) is kindly providing facilities for patrons to buy tickets for the 2o17 festival.


Further information on all festival events for 2017 is linked from the list below, which also links to online booking (with a booking fee of up to 90p per ticket.)

Thur May 4              7:00PM                 Chapter and Verse with Tyler Keevil and D.D. Johnstone

Thur May 4               8:30PM                Flash Fiction Showcase

Fri May 5              11:00AM                 How to Analyse Poetry : John Hughes

Fri May 5                   2:30PM                Thirteen Ways of Looking at a List Poem– Ben Parker Workshop

Fri May 5                  7:00PM                 Matthew Sweeney and Ben Parker

Fri May 5                  8:30PM                 God Save The Teen

Sat May 6                  11:00AM              Montpellier Writers’ Group

Sat May 6                  2:00PM                 Cheltenham Poetry Society – Cheltenham 300

Sat May 6                  3:30PM                 Dylan Thomas – New Discoveries with John Goodby

Sat May 6                  5:00PM                 Pearl – Jane Draycott

Sat May 6                  7:00PM                 Odious Vex and Friends

Sat May 6                  8:30PM                 Slam Dunkum! A Slam Champ Showcase with Jasmine Gardosi, Al Brunker, Lexia Tomlinson

Sun May 7                11:00AM              Michael Scott Workshop

Sun May 7                2:00PM                 Michael Scott with Sam Loveless & Alex Breeze

Sun May 7                3:30PM                 Worple Press Poetry Showcase

Sun May 7                5:00PM                 In Your Own Words

Sun May 7                7:00PM                 Paul Stephenson and Owen Lowry

Sun May 7                8:30PM                 Dead Poets Live

Mon May 8               2:30PM                 Tricia Torrington workshop: A Fresh Syntax

Mon May 8               7:00PM                 Beginning With Your Last Breath – Roy McFarlane, Michael Henry and Tricia Torrington

Mon May 8               8:30PM                 Cheltenham Poetry Festival Players – The Poetry of Time

Tues May 9               2:30PM                 How to write a collaborative poem: compound workshop with Gram Joel Davies and Hannah Linden

Tues May 9               7:00PM                 Compound poets – Gram Joel Davies and Hannah Linden plus Open Mic

Tues May 9               8:30PM                 This Here Guitar – Phil Bowen and Rory Waterman

Wed May 10             7:45PM                 Oscar Wilde’s Women by Howard Timms

Thur May 11            8:00PM                 Indigo Dreams Poetry Showcase

Fri May 12                7:00PM                 Stanza Room Only – Tina Sederholm and Ray Antrobus

Fri May 12                8:30PM                 In the Slammer – the 7th Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam!

Sat May 13               11:00AM              Poetry and Politics: Workshop with David Clarke

Sat May 13                2:00PM                 Sasha Dugdale and Alistair Noon – The Art of Translation

Sat May 13               3:30PM                 Sasha Dugdale and Kathy Towers

Sat May 13                5:00PM                 Nine Arches Showcase – Scare Stories – David Clarke and Alistair Noon

Sat May 13               7:00PM                 John Hegley’s New & Selected Potatoes

Sat May 13               8:30PM                 Stuart Maconie

Sun May 14              11:00AM              John Hegley workshop: Writing, Drawing and Drawing out the Creative:

Sun May 14              11:00AM              Chapter and Verse presents The Future, Chris Hemingway’s novel. With Open Mic

Sun May 14              2:00PM                 Mary Shelley – a talk by Fiona Sampson

Sun May 14              3:30PM                 Fiona Sampson, Gabriel Millar & Stephanie Papa

Sun May 14              5:00PM                 Exclamation Mark! Spoken word starring Neil       Laurenson, The Grumbling Gargoyle, Chloe Jacquet

Sun May 14              7:00PM                 Comic Poetry with John Gorman

Sun May 14              8:30PM                 Cheltenham Improvisers resent: Brave New Worlds – music and poetry

Mon May 15          7:00PM                 Geraldine Monk and Christine Whittemore

Mon May 15             8:30PM                 Poetry in Motion Film Showcase with Redcliffe Films