Poetry and Place at the Hive

The Hive, Worcester

On April 11th there is the first of three poetry events happening at the Hive. The events are organised as a collaboration between the University of Worcester, Ledbury Poetry Festival and the Worcestershire Lit Fest and Fringe.

There will be four  poets on the 11th, all for the amazing price of only £5 a ticket. The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets can be purchased from the Hive. It is a great chance to see some brilliant regional poets read in Worcester.

‘Four  poets with assured and distinctive voices for whom ‘place’ is not just the geographical or natural environments that inform the poems but also the human histories that unfold there, the people who are part of the landscape and part of the poem.’

David Caddy

Fiona Sampson

Angela France

Martin Malone


The next event is May 9th ‘Poetry Pollination’ and will feature Sarah James and myself, with guest slots available. Please email me at ruthstacey@hotmail.co.uk if you would like a reading slot. It is 7.30pm and costs £5. The Hive made us think of bees and pollination: ‘To transfer poems from one to another.’


The last event is slightly different, a Thursday night and the start time is 7pm. Carol Ann Duffy will be reading from her book, The Bees. Ticket price is £10.


Tickets can be purchased in person from The Hive, Level 1 Information Desk or by phone from the University of Worcester Arena. The phone number for booking enquiries at the Arena is 01905 54 44 44. They can also be purchased from the Arena reception in person. Arena Box Office 9am- 4.30pm


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