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

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

2021 Festival
(Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th November)

Our 2021 Festival is finished and the programme is here.




The festival was entirely online, via Zoom. We were delighted by the incredible sense of community, with participants from all over the world. This year we retained many features and to explore festival themes of 'Place, Perception and Play'.

The 16 main festival events were entirely free with a 'donate what you can option' and well subscribed. Our 14 paid-for writing workshops were supplemented by 4 repeats due to demand. Our tutors were all poets reading as part of our festival programme. 

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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