Community Poetry Workshops!

With the Festival programme really taking shape, time to get your poetry muscles flexing at these wonderful events, MANY of them are FREE to attend so that income is no barrier to taking part

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 18th April. 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 session on 16th May.

2. Women’s Poetry Writing Workshop on Thursday 26th April at 10am-12 noon at The Town Hall, St Owen’s Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ. Women only. Refreshments are not provided at this venue so please do bring a drink with you. FREE .The May session is at a NEW venue, NEW time: Wednesday 9 May, 10.20 – 12.30, Church House, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Close, Hereford HR1 2DL. Refreshment making facilities are available here.

3Ledbury Poetry Slam at Hereford Courtyard, Saturday 21 April, 8pm,  FREE to performers, audience tickets £10
Get ready for a knockout night of potent poetry and spirited performances as worldly wordsmiths take the page onto the stage to compete for points that lead to prizes!  Join slampresarios Elvis McGonagall and Sara-Jane Arbury for an evening of good verbal vibrations and lend your support for those taking a stanza on stage. To sign up as a performer contact Sara-Jane on 07814830031 or

4. The next Segments workshop is on Wednesday 23 May, 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

If you have any enquiries about these groups, please contact, 01531 636232

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