Poetry-Next-The-Sea

This year's festival will take place from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May and will again be held at Alderman Peel High School in Wells-next-the-Sea.

This year's theme is Beyond Frontiers which will also be the subject for the symposium on Sunday 7th May.

The full programme will be available by the end of February. Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 15th March.

We are delighted to confirm that this year's artists include:

Sir Jonathan Bate CBE
Dame Gillian Beer
Paula Byrne
Paul Farley
Matthew Hollis
Helen Mort
Katrina Porteous
Michael Symmons Roberts
Katharine Towers
Terry Waite CBE
Peter Zinovieff

We will also be hosting the World Premiere of The Singing Glacier a multi-media presentation with poems by Helen Mort, music composed by William Carslake and performed by The Little Baroque Company, Helen Kruger - violin, Carina Drury - cello, Cait Walker - oboe and Jamie Akersand - theorbo and a film directed by Richard Jones.

Sun, a collaboration between poet Katrina Porteous and composer Peter Zinovieff, explores our nearest star using images from NASA.

A symposium at midday on Sunday 7th will close the festival.

Artist Chloe Steele will exhibit her work inspired by the work of the poets.

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