Three day festival of contemporary poetry set in rural Shropshire

  • Poetry for all: adults, children and young people

    Poetry for all: adults, children and young people

  • Join us in a celebration of poetry

    Join us in a celebration of poetry

  • Contemporary poetry, live and engaging

    Contemporary poetry, live and engaging

  • "The perfect place for poetry" Carol Ann Duffy

    "The perfect place for poetry" Carol Ann Duffy

  • 3 days, 7 venues, 40+ events

    3 days, 7 venues, 40+ events

Festival News

  • The Ramayana for a new generation
    The Ramayana is one of the great epics of the ancient world, with versions spanning the cultures, religions and languages of Asia. As a child, Daljit Nagra was captivated...
  • Virtual poetry: Visit the Palimpsest City
    Have you booked your tickets for Palimpsest City? This is a first for Wenlock: a digital parallel universe in which verse can strike at any time. Palimpsest City is a...
  • Wenlock Poetry Festival 2014: full programme announced
    Simon Armitage will headline the 2014 Wenlock Poetry Festival, joined by a plethora of the UK’s leading writers and artists including John Hegley, Frieda Hughes, Oliver Award-winning actor Alex...