Poetry-Next-The-Sea | SCHEDULE & TICKETS

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Friday 5th May


Michael Symmons Roberts & Paul Farley

Read from Deaths of the Poets

Sponsored by Anonymous Donors


Saturday 6th May

10.00am - 12.00noon

Katharine Towers - Poetry Workshop

Places limited to 15, please book early to avoid disappointment

Workshop Full
12.15pm - 1.15pm

The Singing Glacier

World Premiere
The Little Baroque Company play music composed by
William Carslake with poems by Helen Mort and film by Richard Jones

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Matthew Hollis & Helen Mort

Read a selection of their poems

Helen sponsored by Mr & Mrs Simon Bax

Matthew sponsored by Hayes + Storr

4.30pm - 5.30pm


Poems by Katrina Porteous and music by Peter Zinovieff

Sponsored by Wells Town Council and NADFAS


Terry Waite & Katharine Towers

Read a selection of their poems

Katharine sponsored by Tony Shelley

Terry sponsored by Hayes + Storr


Sunday 7th May


Paula Byrne

Stressed Un-stressed

Sir Jonathan Bate

The Shepherd's Hut - From Writing on Poetry to Writing Poetry

Sponsored by Anonymous Donors


Symposium - Beyond Frontiers

Chaired by Dame Gillian Beer
with participants of the Festival