Did you visit the Festival in 2016?

We’re running an e-survey in order to understand more about who comes to our festival and why they do so. This survey is part of our agreement with the Arts Council England, who need to know the breadth and depth of our engagement with our audience. Please do take the time to complete it as it may help future funding applications. Whether you’re a regular attender or have only visited us once, we’d love to know what you think!

This survey should take about 2 minutes to complete. Please be assured that anything you tell us will be kept confidential, is anonymous and will only be used for research. Only one survey per audience member, thank you!

Photos from The 2016 Festival


Hwaet!192pp D8vo

Hwaet!  A new anthology of 200 poems brought together by Mark Fisher to celebrate 20 Years of Ledbury Poetry Festival is now on sale priced £10 available from the Ledbury Poetry Festival Box Office or by clicking on the link below.  A video of highlights from the launch event is now on this page – take a look and listen!

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Recordings 2016

Many of the Ledbury Poetry Festival events are recorded and made available on this website. Over 30 of the 2016 events are now available to listen to or download through the link below.

Festival Podcasts 2016

Ledbury Poetry Salons 

 Listen to previous Poetry Salons with Cliff Yates, Yvonne Green, David Clarke, Myra Connell, Maitreyabandhu, Carrie Etter, Damian Walford Davies and Adam Horovitz.

Poetica Botanica – poetry inspired by medicinal herbs

Ledbury Poetry Festival and Hellens Garden Festival seek poems inspired by the plants in Hellens Manor Physic Garden.  Some of these were recorded during the 2016 Lebury Poetry Festival and these recordings can now be heard on the Poetica Botanica page.

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Become a Friend of Ledbury Poetry Festival

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Ledbury Poetry Festival please contact Sandra our Finance Manager on 01531 636232 (email finance@poetry-festival.co.uk) or you can visit the Friends page where you can now sign up on-line.


Some of our Sponsors

Arts Council England Versopolis Elmley Foundation
The Pennington-Mellor-Munthe
Charity Trust