Festival of Hope 1 / 29 May 2020

Poetry of the Woods

This is an online callout for submission of poetry inspired by forests trees and woods. Details here.

We commissioned Mandy Ross, Tree Whisperer, to create her own poem to start the project. She wrote “What we Know”.


Ledbury Poetry Festival

Ledbury Poetry Festival is the biggest, brightest, most superlatively international celebration of poetry and spoken word in the UK. Surrounded by woods, orchards and hills, poets from all over the world gather in this independent market town to perform, write, read and listen to poetry. Contemporary literary titans stand alongside upcoming talents to illuminate a thrillingly electric mix of events, from readings, performance poetry, masterclasses, walks, talks and films through to breakfasts, music, exhibitions and bike rides. It’s all yours at Ledbury – dig deep into interesting ideas, take in poetry over a pint, craft your own writing style, or showcase your skills in the slam.