Next Year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival, 1 – 10 July 2022

We look forward, with hope and excitement, to welcoming you! in 2022!

Barrett Browning Institute

What are your hopes for Ledbury’s Barrett Browning Institute (The Clock Tower)?

Ledbury Poetry Festival aims to raise funding to restore the Barrett Browning Institute to its former glory as a welcoming meeting place within the community. Find out more about Ledbury Poetry Festival and the move into the Barrett Browning Institute here:

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Any questions? Please do email Chloe Garner,

John Masefield pupils with Margaret Atwood

Ledbury Poetry Festival and Schools

Throughout the year, we work with local schools and teachers to develop and nurture a love for language, creative writing and literacy.

We do this through poet workshops (both in interesting locations and in schools), special readings and performances, poetry trails, classroom activities plus inset sessions for teachers.

Ledbury Poetry Prize for Second Collections
Judges are Naomi Shihab Nye and Sandeep Parmar

Ledbury Poetry Prize Announcement
Ledbury Poetry Prize Submission Guidelines
Ledbury Poetry Prize Submission Form


Special Moments from the first ever hybrid Ledbury Poetry Festival 2021!

Thanks to @PaulLigas, Official Festival Photographer


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 or you can visit the Friends page where you can now sign up on-line.

Some of our Sponsors

The Pennington-Mellor-Munthe
Charity Trust