The Cheltenham Poetry Festival Preview 18th- 22nd April 2012

When Cheltenham Poetry Festival launched in 2011 it was described as ‘a triumph’ by poet Alison Brackenbury, now in its second year it has returned bigger and better with 95 performers over 5 days.

The festival runs this April and offers music, theatre, rap and hip-hop, animation, workshops, live literature events and even a theatre show featuring a live graphic novel! “Pulp Diction” on Saturday night looks particularly good, particularly because it includes me, Amy Rainbow, and Catherine Crosswell.

The line up includes Tv Presenter and poet Owen Sheers, Hip-hop star Dizraeli, Cheltenham Comedy Festival headliner Monkey Poet, acclaimed poet Penelope Shuttle, slam-champs Ash Dickinson and Jack Dean, the animation and poetry show Under Stokes Croft, a showcase of poets from Worcester Literary Festival, a four team slam, prize winning poet Cliff Yates, a touring show by Martin Figura entitled Whistles, Helen Ivory, Helen Mort, James Bunting, ‘The Brewery Bard’ Barnaby Eaton-Jones, Bobby Parker, Dan Burt, Alison Brackenbury, Gary Longden, Amy Rainbow plus much much more.

Stand-up for Poetry
Wednesday 18 April 2012 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £5

A slam-tastic showcase of spoken word stars!

Take Heart
Wednesday 18 April 2012 at 7:45pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £5

A heartwarming play written by three poets.

Pitch Black Poetry
Wednesday 18 April 2012 at 9:30pm
Venue: The Everyman Other Space Studio
Tickets: £5

Illuminating poetry, served up in the dark.

Out of the Depths.
Wednesday 18 April 2012 at 7:0pm
Venue: Highbury Church
Tickets: FREE

VOICES: With Helen Calcutt and Debra Hannis
Thursday 19 April 2012 at 12:30pm
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets: £7/5

Music and poetry.

Domestic Cherry.
Thursday 19 April 2012 at 2:0pm
Venue: Tailors
Tickets: £5/4

A poetic happening!

Edward Thomas. From Gloucestershire to Arras.
Thursday 19 April 2012 at 6:0pm
Venue: Cheltenham College
Tickets: £5/4

Edward Thomas, a talk.

Poetry and all that Jazz.
Thursday 19 April 2012 at 8:0pm
Venue: Slak Bar
Tickets: £5/4

Polish poet Bohdan Piasecki with acclaimed poet and improviser Martin Daws.

A musical Tribute to William Blake.
Thursday 19 April 2012 at 8:0pm
Venue: Meantime
Tickets:

Cheltenham Poetry Festival High School Slam
Thursday 19 April 2012 at 7:0pm
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Tickets: £5

Cheltenham Poetry Society showcase
Thursday 19 April 2012 at 11:0am
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets:

CHELTENHAM POETRY SOCIETY presents Sex, Love and Death

Poetry Cafe Showcase
Friday 20 April 2012 at 11:0am
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets: £5/4

A showcase of poetry from the Poetry Cafe clan!

Stroud Pamphlet Poets
Friday 20 April 2012 at 12:30pm
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets: £5/4

A poetry showcase from the acclaimed Stroud Pamphlet Poets.

Cracking on with The Grey Hen Press.
Friday 20 April 2012 at 2:0pm
Venue: The Frog & Fiddle
Tickets: £5/4

Joy Howard and the Grey Hen Press.

Poetry Cafe with Philip Rush and guests
Friday 20 April 2012 at 3:30pm
Venue: Tailors
Tickets: £6/4

Fergus Mcgongal and Joel Denno
Friday 20 April 2012 at 5:0pm
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets: £5/4

Penelope Shuttle and Angela France
Friday 20 April 2012 at 6:30pm
Venue: Francis Close Hall
Tickets: £7/5

Stanza Up and be Counted.
Friday 20 April 2012 at 7:0pm
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Tickets: £7/5

3 stand-up poets take to the stage.

Whistle.
Friday 20 April 2012 at 8:30pm
Venue: Cheltenham College
Tickets: £7/5

A stage play by poet Martin Figura.

Slam! 2012
Friday 20 April 2012 at 9:0pm
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Tickets: £7/5

A fast and furious spoken word stand-off.

Jennie Farley and Carolyn Finlay
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 12:30pm
Venue: The Exmouth Arms
Tickets: £5/3

Matthew Barton – nature poetry
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 12:30pm
Venue: Meantime
Tickets: £5/4

Mark Blayney, Philip Rush and Avril Staple
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 1:0pm
Venue: Waterstones
Tickets: FREE

Cliff Yates & Anna Saunders
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 2:0pm
Venue: The Exmouth Arms
Tickets: £5/3

Perfectly Performed!
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 2:0pm
Venue: The Brewery
Tickets: FREE

A smorgasbord of delicious spoken word morsels…

Helen Ivory & Bobby Parker.
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 3:30pm
Venue: The Muffin Man
Tickets: £5/3

Nine Arches Poetry Jukebox
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 5:0pm
Venue: The Exmouth Arms
Tickets: £6/4

THE SOUND OF TRAGEDY with Cheltenham Improvisers Orchestra.
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 5:0pm
Venue: Meantime
Tickets: £4/3

Carcanet Press presents Alison Brackenbury, Dan Burt and PJ Kavanah
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 6:30pm
Venue: Francis Close Hall
Tickets: £5/4

Pulp Diction
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 8:0pm
Venue: The Two PIgs
With Amy Rainbow, Gary longden, Catherine Crosswell and many more
Tickets: £5

FREE CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS.
Saturday 21 April 2012 at 11:0am
Venue: The Brewery
Tickets: FREE. NO NEED TO BOOK !

Under Stokes Croft by Jack Dean.
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 6:0pm
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Tickets: £7/5

A live graphic novel with stop-motion animation by MC and poet Jack Dean.

Dizraeli & The Small Gods
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 9:0pm
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Tickets: £12/8

‘UK Hip-Hop has not seen anything like this before’. Certified Banger.

Worcester Literary Festival’s all star slammers!
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 11:0am
Venue: The Frog & Fiddle
Tickets: £5/3

MINING THE WORD HOARD: a potted history of word creation in poetry
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 12:30pm
Venue: Tailors
Tickets:

Poetry In Store with James Bunting.
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 1:30pm
Venue: Waterstones
Tickets: FREE

DUMB MESSENGERS with ROSS COGAN AND GILES GOODLAND
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 2:0pm
Venue: Tailors
Tickets: £5/4

Jennie Farley Poetry Writing workshop.
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 2:0pm
Venue: The Frog & Fiddle
Tickets: £10/7

The Breakfast Bard.
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 3:0pm
Venue: Waterstones
Tickets: FREE

Owen Sheers
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 3:30pm
Venue: Cheltenham College
Tickets: £7/5

Charles Tomlinson
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 5:0pm
Venue: Cheltenham College
Tickets: £5/4

Helen Mort and Adam Horovitz.
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Frog & Fiddle
Tickets: £5/4

Occupy Poetry Final Night Party!
Sunday 22 April 2012 at 7:0pm
Venue: Slak Bar
Tickets: £5

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1 Response to The Cheltenham Poetry Festival Preview 18th- 22nd April 2012

  1. Useful! Thanks Gary 🙂

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