Nottingham Poetry Festival is just around the corner

Monday March 25, 2019

Confetti are proud to be sponsoring Nottingham Poetry Festival for its fourth year, and we have created a brand new website for the festival.

British-based – and internationally renowned – author and dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson will join for this year’s festival, and will make his debut at Nottingham’s live arts venue – Metronome.

There will be not one renowned poet from the McMillan family, but two, as both Andrew and Ian McMillan will perform, as well as shows by national favourites John Hegley, Caroline Bird, Lorraine Mariner, Roger McGough, and many more, as well as a whole host of local poets. The festival will take place on 26th April – 5th May, with events being held across the city. Some of the venues where events will be held throughout the festival include Lakeside Arts Centre, Debbie Bryan tearoom and shop, New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, and Metronome.

Creative Director of the festival – Georgina Wilding – is thrilled to be bringing an exciting and diverse line-up to this year’s festival.

“My first few months as Creative Director have been an absolute whirlwind, but securing a line up as good as this with the support of the Poetry Festival team has got me itching for April 26th to arrive. Nottingham, we’re going to have an incredible 10 days together!”

A full line-up is now live on the Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019 website. Not only will there be a number of readings, but also poetry slams and musical performances.

Poetry will come alive from thousands of beermats, posters and leaflets this year, as young local poets have filmed specially written poems which play on your phone as you pass it over cleverly designed trigger words. This augmented reality project has been designed by Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, Rob Newton and City Arts with NPF and Castle Rock Brewery, and the HP Reveal app can be downloaded on the iTunes App Store.

“Nottingham, we’re going to have an incredible 10 days together!”

Keep up to date with festival activity, line-up information and any other announcements via the website and facebook page.