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

2021 Festival

(Friday 5th to Sunday 7th November)


We have started planning for the 2021 Festival programme with, all being well, a few events in the Town as well as online. The success of the last festival in November 2020 will lead us to retain many online features. We will make every effort but sadly accept that travel or distancing may still make a full festival difficult in the Town and we will need to be flexible.


Last year's festival themes were Place, Perception and Play. We will be looking to organise this year's festival around a number of key themes and will likely continue to explore and celebrate Place but are open to other ways of putting the programme together, drawing on the submissions received.


If you wish to participate as a reader, workshop tutor, musician or artist please  send us a proposal using the form below by the end of April. 

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 

Robin Boyd  (Chair)

Patricia Debney

Mark Fairweather

Sally Myers

Paul Stephenson



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We would love to hear from you on this website or relevant social media. 

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 April please.  

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

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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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