Events in Ripon
Kids’ Anthology Launch – Ripon Poetry Festival 2023
Sep 23 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm| £6
Kids’ Anthology Launch
Join festival competition judges John Cockshaw, Jo Martin, Bea Harrison, Claire Thompson, Nicky Hasson and Olivia Mulligan as they award prizes to the winners of this year’s poetry competitions for children and young people, and launch this year’s anthology of all the best poems.
5.30pm, Operatic Hall/Arts Hub, £6 (under-18s FREE)
See the full programme and line up here
Welcome to the Sixth Ripon Poetry Festival!
The Ripon Poetry Festival is back with another weekend of poetry readings, performances, workshops and book launches for poetry-lovers of all ages.Six years after helping to kick-start the first Ripon Poetry Festival, Michael Rosen makes a very welcome return to the festival line-up, which also includes readings and performances by Adisa the Verbaliser, Hadley-James Hoyles, Alison Carr, Robert Powell and Sarah Wimbush, poetry-workshops for children and grown-ups, an open mic night, the launch of this year’s festival anthologies, the world premiere of a chamber oratorio by Tim Harrison and Andy Croft, and an evening with theatre legend Barrie Rutter.