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Southwell Library Poetry Festival

southwell poetry festival 2015

The Southwell Library Poetry Festival is a regular event in the library calendar to celebrate poetry in all its forms.

2015 Festival

The 2015 festival will take place from Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July and will include:

  • An eclectic evening of captivating verse with John Hegley
  • Fascinating workshops on subjects as diverse as Nottinghamshire Poetry, The Poetry of Independence, Twentieth Century Poets, Village Verse  and more! 
  • Seuss on the Loose children’s activity 
  • Festival Poet in Residence, Bert Flitcroft 
  • A screening of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing 
  • Live music from poetry band LiTTLe MACHiNe
  • Dessert Island Poems with Sheelagh Gallagher
  • Performance of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats


All events take place at Southwell Library. 

Friday 3 July 

SOLD OUT: 7 – 9pm *Festival Highlight: John Hegley* £10/8 

Saturday 4 July 

All weekend  Poet In Residence: Bert Flitcroft  Free 

10am – 12noon Children: Seuss On The Loose Free 

10 – 11am Workshop: Nottinghamshire Poetry £4 

11.30am – 12.30pm Workshop: Twentieth Century Poetry £4 

1 – 2pm Workshop: The Poetry Of Independence £4 

3.30 – 6pm Film: Much Ado About Nothing £6 

7.30 – 9pm *Festival Highlight :LiTTLe MACHiNe* £10/8 

Sunday 5 July 

10 – 11.30am Workshop: Your Favourite Poems £4 

12noon – 1.30pm Workshop: Village Verse £4

2 – 3.30pm Workshop: Worth A Thousand Words £4 

4.30 – 6pm *Festival Highlight: Dessert Island Poetry* £6

7.30 – 9.30pm  *Festival Highlight: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats* £6

Download the full festival programme [PDF].


In person

Bookings for any of the events can be made in person at Southwell Library.

Cheques, credit and debit cards accepted.


Bookings can be made by phone, call Southwell Library on tel: 01636 812 148.

Credit and debit cards accepted.


Please indicate the event and number of tickets you require and enclose a cheque made payable to Nottinghamshire County Council.

Southwell Library
The Bramley Centre
King Street
NG25 0EH


E-mail: southwell.library@nottscc.gov.uk 

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