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Month: July 2021

Poetry Festival 2021

Poetry Festival 2021

The spectacular success in adverse circumstance of this year’s Young Poets & Story-tellers Competitions will be celebrated at the online Poetry Festival from 2pm on Saturday 17th July, with the full awards ceremony and presentation of prizes held later in the year.

The advance programme looks like this:

2pm Introduction to the Poetry Festival including news of the competitions (but not yet the winners)

2.10 – 2.50 – Readings by Forest poets Annie Caville, Roger Drury, Val Ormorod and Carol Shepherd.

2.50 – 3.00 Paul Manning to introduce Maggie Clutterbuck and Dick Brice who will read from their new books due in September.

3.00 – 3.20 – Maggie Clutterbuck then Dick Brice.

3.20 – 4.20 – Readings by modern poets Tess Biddington, Ziggy Dicks, Jonathan Edwards, Ben Ray, Anna Saunders.

See the Mitcheldean Festival Facebook page for more details on how to log in.

Plans for 2022

Plans for 2022

There will be some evening singing performances online on Saturday 17th July 2021, but no concerts in the church due to the pandemic as already announced. Looking ahead to 2022, we would like to have your views on what kind of music you would like to come and hear in the future. There is a short questionnaire attached, please let us know your thoughts and preferences and email your reply to – we look forward to hearing from you.

Mitcheldean Festival flier and questionnaire June 2021.