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Bristol Poetry Festival Autumn 2013

Bristol Poetry Festival presents a programme of readings, performances and poetry activities at Arnolfini and across the city bringing together a mix of the most entertaining, inspirational and award winning poets and performers from Bristol, the south west, the UK and beyond.

Amongst the highlights in this year’s festival are the Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival, a performance featuring ‘living national treasure’ Prunella Scales and, for the first time in many years an ‘open’ poetry slam at Arnolfini. For further information about other events in the city during the festival please see Poetry Can’s website www.poetrycan.co.uk

Bristol Poetry Festival Exhibition: Inner Skin

Bristol Poetry Festival Exhibition: Inner Skin

Tuesday 01 October 2013 to Sunday 06 October 2013, 09:00 to 16:00
Working with Elders of the Chinese community in Bristol, visual artist Barbara Disney and poet Karen Hayes have brought together this unique collection of self-portraits and poetry reflecting on ...
Bristol Poetry Festival: Leo Aylen and Prunella Scales - An Assortment of Sibyls

Bristol Poetry Festival: Leo Aylen and Prunella Scales - An Assortment of Sibyls

Saturday 05 October 2013, 12:00 to 13:30
Celebrated actress Prunella Scales joins poet Leo Aylen in a performance that examines the politics of the relationships between men and women. Like miniature plays Leo Aylen’s poetry draws on the ...
Bristol Poetry Festival: Louis de Bernieres - Imagining Alexandria

Bristol Poetry Festival: Louis de Bernieres - Imagining Alexandria

Sunday 06 October 2013, 17:30 to 19:30
Celebrated novelist Louis de Bernieres returns to his first literary love with his debut collection of poetry Imagining Alexandria. Returning us to the vivid Mediterranean landscape of his fiction, ...
Bristol Poetry Festival: Open Poetry Slam

Bristol Poetry Festival: Open Poetry Slam

Friday 04 October 2013, 17:30 to 20:00
Always a highlight in the performance poetry calendar the Bristol Poetry Festival Slam is back – 18 poets showcase their talents with 3 minutes per poem, knock out rounds and a final face-off ...
Bristol Poetry Festival: Whistle

Bristol Poetry Festival: Whistle

Saturday 05 October 2013, 17:30 to 20:05
Martin Figura with readings by Helen Ivory and Deborah Harvey
Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival : International Screenings and Panel

Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival : International Screenings and Panel

Thursday 03 October 2013, 08:30 to 15:10
Celebrating all forms of moving digital poetry Liberated Words presents a day of International screenings and discussion and an evening of films specially created for the festival in response to ...
Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival: Liberated Words II & Four by Four Films

Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival: Liberated Words II & Four by Four Films

Thursday 03 October 2013, 17:00 to 19:00
Celebrating all forms of moving digital poetry Liberated Words presents a day of International screenings and discussion and an evening of films specially created for the festival in response to ...