Ledbury Poetry Festival Limited

Ledbury Poetry Festival Limited

Charity information

Ledbury Poetry Festival Limited

Ledbury Poetry Festival organises ten days of poetry readings, workshops, performances, discussions etc. In July and a community programme with schools and vulnerable groups throughout the year.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    The principal aim of the Festival is to promote the enjoyment of poetry and the use of language to all - young and old. To this end it organises an annual ten day summer festival and a year round programme in the community. This includes projects to encourage access to the ‘Arts’ by the young working closely with local schools and the elderly as well as adults with learning disabilities and those with mental health issues. We promote poets on a regional, national and international basis and showcase the best and most innovative poetry – working across a variety of art forms.

  • Aims

    Ledbury Poetry Festival Limited aims to:

    • To promote artistic excellence - programming new and renouned poets based on the quality of their work.
    • To encourage young people to engage with poetry - by sending poets into schools and working with youth groups. By having free events to encourage participation.
    • To work with vulnerable groups (i.e.) those with mental health issues, enhancing their quality of life through creativity.
    • To help develop emerging poets with readings and networking opportunities through our free readings and young poet in residence scheme.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1059465

    Board members: 13

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 90

    Phone number: 01531 634156

    Address: Church Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1DH

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  • Community Programme

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  • Educational programme

    Poets work with vulnerable young people through referral units and schools, writing and re... More