Poetry Competition Results 2014

All the entries have now been logged and they will be going off today (24 Sep) for Ian to judge. As soon as he has chosen the winners we will be announcing them on this website.

The Poetry Orchard Celebration Events at The Big Apple Festival

Sunday 12 October Reading with Paul Henry and Poetry Orchard Contributors

2.30pm, Hellens Manor

Paul Henry, Herefordshire Poet in Residence, will share his online Poetry Orchard.  Launched with his own poem ‘Windfalls’, The Poetry Orchard has been growing all year.  Each poem takes its title from a named Herefordshire apple variety, and the poems are diverse and full of flavour.  Joined by some of the contributors, Paul will lead this event among the trees at Hellens (indoors if wet).

Saturday 11 October Community Art Day with Jeanette McCulloch

11am to 5pm, Hellens Manor

Community art celebrating Herefordshire’s apple names.  Jeanette McCulloch will be on hand to help create a splash of orchard colours for tomorrow’s poetry reading from your simple textile hangings.  Pick your favourite apple name and create your own design.  All materials provided.

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It’s over for another year…

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2014 has now ended.  Thank you to all to attended or took part in the 100 or so events of the past 10 days.  Make a note of Friday 3rd July Sunday 12th July 2015 for next year’s festival.

Listen again…

We are making available audio recordings of some of the events that you might like to listen to again, or for the first time if you didn’t get to the event.

Go to the 2014 Audio Highlights page to see what’s there already.

Just a few photos from the first day…

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LPF is delighted to announce it is retaining its NPO status with the Arts Council and is looking forward to the next three years.