2020 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’  

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th 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 successfully will have had emails 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 Tara Bergin,

Martha Sprackland, Claudine Toutoungi

60min         E0

10:00am

  • Workshop 1:

Landscape and Memory with Heidi Williamson 

90min        W1

10:00am

  • Workshop 2: 

90min        W2

Water, Water, Everywhere with Sue Burge

12:00pm

  • Reading on Place  

North, South, East, West

with Maria Isakova Bennett, Sue Burge, Martin Malone,

Katrina Naomi ​

60min        E1

01:15pm

  • Workshop 3: 

Listening into Poetry with Mina Gorji

90min        W3

01:15pm

  • Workshop 4: 

Travelling the Strange Places of Poetry with Katherine Stansfield

90min        W4

03:00pm

  • Reading on Perception

On Vision and Seeing

with Carole Bromley, Charlotte Eichler, Lydia Kennaway, Emma Storr 

60min        E2

05:00pm

  • Talk and Rading

Experiment and Oulipo introduced by Michael Schmidt 

with Philip Terry, Lee Ann Brown

60min        E3

07:00pm

  • Reading on Play

Love, Lust and Politics

with Elaine Baker, Ramona Herdman, Jazmine Linklater, 

Kostya Tsolakis

60min        E4

09:00pm

  • After Dinner Event

All Saints Sessions present: Ultra Sound

Cheryl Moskowitz and Alastair Gavin’s fusion of poetry and sound with special guests poet Isabelle Baafi, and musicians Malcom Ball and Ian Burdge. Headphones recommended for full surround sound.

60+min       E5

10:00am

  • Workshop 5

Playing with Place with Katrina Naomi

90min        W5

10:00am

  • Workshop 6  

Writing for Children with Carole Bromley

90min        W6

12:00pm

  • Reading on Place  

Between Places: Britain and Europe 

with Sharon Black, Alex Josephy, Fokkina McDonnell, 

Christopher North 

60min        E6

01:15pm

  • Workshop 7  

Listening to the Coast with Maria Isakova Bennett

90min        W7

01:15pm

  • Workshop 8

Putting the Play in Poetry with Arji Manuelpillai

90min        W8

03:00pm

  • Reading on Perception

The World Around Us

with Claire Crowther, Mina Gorji, Andre Mangeot, Rebecca Watts

60min        E7

05:00pm

  • Talk and Reading

Languages and Place with L Kiew, Jessica Mookherjee,

Sue Wallace-Shaddad, Jennifer Wong

60min        E8

07:00pm

  • Reading on Play

The Human Comedy 

with Emma Hammond, Lorraine Mariner, Katherine Stansfield, Luke Samuel Yates

60min        E9

09:00pm

  • After Dinner Event

Performance in the virtual 'Cross Keys' Pub   Jill Abram presents     

Ali Lewis, Arji Manuelpillai, Serge ♆ Neptune followed by 'Open Mic'

60+min      E10

10:00am

  • Workshop 9

All Work and All Play with Ali Lewis

90min        W9

10:00am

  • Workshop 10   

Playing with Myth with Miriam Nash

90min        W10

12:00pm

  • Reading on Place  

Place and Memory

with Alan Buckley, Lucia Dove, Jennifer Edgecombe, Heidi Williamson

60min        E11

01:15pm

  • Workshop 7  

[Inter]play: words and sound with Cheryl Moskowitz and

Alastair Gavin, of The All Saints Sessions

90min        W11

01:15pm

  • Workshop 8

Follow Your Own Paper Trail with Julia Bird, Mike Sims

90min        W12

03:00pm

  • Reading on Perception

Objects and Enquiry

with Julia Bird, Olivia Dawson, Mike Sims, Richard Skinner

60min        E12

05:00pm

  • Talk and Reading

Nature and Nurture (Poetry Society)

with Elaine Beckett, Joe Dunthorne, Ian Humphreys, Charlotte Knight

60min        E13

07:00pm

  • Reading on Play

A Scottish Fantasy

with Andy Jackson, Rob A. MacKenzie, Miriam Nash, Louise Peterkin

60min+      E14

Charitable Status

Poetry in Aldeburgh 

Charity Number 1167740.

Design

Website: Olivia Fairweather & Robin Boyd

Artwork: Charlie Gouldsbrough