Community Poetry Workshops!

With the Festival programme really taking shape, time to get your poetry muscles flexing at these wonderful events, ALLof them are FREE to attend so that income is no barrier to taking part. Just drop in – no need to book!

1. Poetry workshops at Herefordshire MIND, 130 Widemarsh St, Hereford, HR4 9HN, as part of Ledbury Poetry Festival’s Community Programme, Wednesdays 10am – 12pm, next one on Wednesday 20 June . FREE. Poetry is powerful, it shows us the world in new ways; it heals, teaches and celebrates. More info Ledbury Poetry Festival 01531-634156, Hfds MIND 01432-372404 Further sessions on 18th July, 19th Sept and 21st Nov.

2. Women’s Poetry Writing Workshop . FREE. Join this supportive writing atmosphere just for women.Wednesday 13 June 10.20 – 12.30, Church House, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Close, Hereford HR1 2DL. Refreshment making facilities are available here. Further sessions on 11th July, 10th October and 14th November

3.“Seen and Heard” Poetry Workshops at Grange Court, Leominster, HR6 8NL. FREE.  One session remaining! Tuesday 19th June, 1pm – 3pm. Find out more about speaking in front of others.  Express yourself, learn new skills, have enjoyable sessions, read your own work, read well-known poems. The workshops are supportive, inclusive and open to all. They are leading up to an opportunity to take part in a friendly community event at this year’s Festival on July 2nd. More info: info@grangecourt.org, 01568 737980, or manager of the Festival – see below.

4. The next Segments workshop is on Wednesday 27 June 10am – 12pm at The Museum Resource and Learning Centre, 58 Friars Street, Hereford HR4 0AS, 5 minutes walk from Hereford Cathedral. Poetry and heritage meet in this treasure trove of art, archaeology, costumes, social history and natural science collections. Explore, be inspired and write poetry in this rich environment with poet Sara Jane Arbury. Further sessions on 25th July, 26th September, 24th October and 28th November

If you have any enquiries about these groups, please contact manager@poetry-festival.co.uk, 01531 636232

Further information on the Festival’s Community Programme can be found here