We are proud to announce that Nottingham Poetry Festival will be streaming all events online for FREE from Friday 13 – Sunday 22 November 2020.

This year we all need a culture boost as well as a morale boost, so we’ll be delivering all performances, talks and workshops for free. All you need to do is register via the events pages on this website.

What’s the Mission?

The current climate is having a vast and varied effect on all of our lives. From political to personal, there is change amongst us all. At Nottingham Poetry Festival, we want to ensure that we not only account for this, but answer to it.

With incredible international, national and local artists, we’ll be taking poetry into Nottinghamshire schools as an answer to the government’s decision to make GCSE poetry optional from 2021. We’re set to touch on the importance of poetic education and rebel against the notion that poetry is optional and showcase contemporary poetic voices.

We’ll be streaming into living rooms and bedrooms – maybe even bathrooms – all over the world.

Please join us in celebrating the power of poetry.


Find out more

We welcome event submissions so if you would like to get in touch, would like more information and for all press enquiries, please email us on info@nottinghampoetryfestival.com