Stay well and greetings from the beach in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh landmarks - a 2:30 mins film by Sue Wallace-Shaddad with music by David Austin Grey, performed by Hansu-Tori. courtesy of the Suffolk Poetry Society

2020 Festival

(Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th November)


The Festival programme is now live with 12 Workshops and 15 Readings, Talks and Evening events kicking off with a launch on Thursday 12th at 7pm and giving a taste of our Festival themes of Place, Perception and Play led by Tara Bergin. ​

As in previous years we’ll be bringing together a wonderful and varied selection of poets and performers from around the UK over the festival weekend including over 60 poets + 2 musicians + host poets.

All events are online so we urge you to register to receive the links.

The volunteer-led festival will continue, with a festival on the ground in Aldeburgh in 2021 (all being well).

The Festival Team 



We are 'Poetry In Aldeburgh', a not-for-profit organisation that aims to build on and continue the heritage of poetry and over 40 years of  poetry festivals on the Suffolk Coast.


Our first festival was in November 2016 and we hold them annually. We also work with local and national organisations in the arts & literary fields to support poetry in our area.

We continue to be very heartened by the level of personal  support and encouragement for our collaborative and volunteer led venture.

Festival Patron:

Jason Gathorne-Hardy

Charity Trustees:

Clare Best (Chair)

Robin Boyd  

Patricia Debney

Mark Fairweather

Sally Myers

Paul Stephenson



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If you wish to, click here to submit a proposal to the Festival which happens annually in November. Proposals for 2021 should be sent to us by end of March please.  

Alternatively if you want to make a general comment or make contact use this form on the right.

Aldeburgh through the eyes of poets - a 20 minute virtual tour of Aldeburgh seen through the eyes of Suffolk Poetry Society


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Charitable Status

Poetry in Aldeburgh 

Charity Number 1167740.


Website: Olivia Fairweather & Robin Boyd

Artwork: Charlie Gouldsbrough