2021 Online Festival Programme

 

Browse by day for complete event descriptions and bios and download or print an A4 programme to help you plan

Access

'We acknowledge that there may be accessibility issue for some audience members and we invite them to contact us in advance to see how we can help, potentially by liaising with poets and providing text versions of poems in advance of the performance’  

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Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th November

Please see the programme below. The festival events (readings, talks, performances) do not overlap and there is an hour-long gap between them. Each event is of 60-minute duration with some leeway to overrun in the evenings. There are two daily slots for workshops at 10:00am and 1:15pm with two 90-minute sessions running in parallel. 

People who have booked workshops successfully will have had an email on how to pay.  

Poetry in Aldeburgh is a volunteer-led festival.

We receive no external funding but rely on donations and sponsors. To help us pay readers and plan for next year, please give what you can. Suggested amounts:

£5 for an event, £10 for a day, £25 for the weekend

 

We will say how to donate via BACS when we send you the Event links close to the date

Alternatively here is a Paypal Link

We are delighted that illustrator and political cartoonist Henny Beaumont is our virtual Artist in Residence this year! Henny will be drawing Poetry in Aldeburgh's festival antics via Zoom and we will be posting what she produces across our social media. 

 

07:00pm

  • Festival Launch Reading

Themes of Place, Perception and Play with Sarah Doyle, Cai Draper, Samatar Elmi

60min         E0

10:00am

  • Workshop 1:

tbd

90min        W1

10:00am

  • Workshop 2: 

90min        W2

tbd

12:00pm

  • Reading on Place  

Fenland Poetry Journal Showcase with Wendy Cope and six poets: Jonathan Totman, Agnieszka Studzinska, Dominic O’Sullivan, Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana, Anna Maria Mickiewicz, Chris Emery

60min        E1

01:15pm

  • Workshop 3: 

tbd

90min        W3

01:15pm

  • Workshop 4: 

tbd

90min        W4

03:00pm

  • Reading on Perception

Mental Health

with Briony Bax, Louisa Campbell, Rachel Lewis, Vanessa Lampert, Andrew McMillan

60min        E2

05:00pm

  • Talk and Rading

Seren at 40 with Kim Moore, Abeer Ameer, Dai George, Carolyn Jess-Cooke

60min        E3

07:00pm

  • Reading on Play

Clowning Around

with Chrissy Williams, Katie Griffiths, Jon Stone, Matthew Haigh, Georgi Gill, Samatar Elmi, Cai Draper

60min        E4

09:00pm

  • After Dinner Event

Poetry Performance: Guillemot Press Poets on Poetry and Collaboration with Alycia Pirmohamed, Pratyusha, Clasissa Alvarez, Petero Kalute

60+min       E5

10:00am

  • Workshop 5

tbd

90min        W5

10:00am

  • Workshop 6  

tbd

90min        W6

12:00pm

  • Reading on Place  

Ethiopian Poetry with Chris Beckett and Ethiopian poets in London and Addis Ababa

60min        E6

01:15pm

  • Workshop 7  

tbd

90min        W7

01:15pm

  • Workshop 8

tbd

90min        W8

03:00pm

  • Reading on Perception

Sexual Survival

with Alice Hiller, Chaucer Cameron, Day Mattar, Tessa Foley

60min        E7

05:00pm

  • Talk and Reading

Following in the footsteps of Clare

with Robert Selby, Robert Hamberger in conversation with Pam Thompson

60min        E8

07:00pm

  • Reading on Play

Poetry and Video

with Matt Haigh, Maria Sledmere, Emma Filtness, Calum Rodger

60min        E9

09:00pm

  • After Dinner Event

Bad Betty Poets

with Kirsten Luckins, S. Niroshini, Shareen K. Murayama, Joel Auterson

60+min      E10

10:00am

  • Workshop 9

tbd

90min        W9

10:00am

  • Workshop 10   

tbd

90min        W10

12:00pm

  • Reading on Place  

Nature, Landscape and Climate Change

with Dom Bury, Sarah Westcott, Anna Saunders, Steph Morris

60min        E11

01:15pm

  • Workshop 7  

tbd

90min        W11

01:15pm

  • Workshop 8

tbd

90min        W12

03:00pm

  • Reading on Perception

Poem, Text and Image (four pamphlets)

with Harry Man & Endre Ruset, Shash Trevett, Jo Morris Dixon, James McDermott

60min        E12

05:00pm

  • Talk and Reading

Rory Waterman interviewing Wendy Cope

60min        E13

07:00pm

  • Reading on Play

An Irish Fantasy

with Séan Hewitt, Victoria Kennefick, Aoife Lyall, Roisin Kelly

60min+      E14