Our 2019 festival programme is here!
The 2019 Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe Festival is jam-packed full with the best and brightest spoken word talent from across Worcestershire!
We’ll be crowning Worcestershire’s new Poet Laureate for 2019/2020 and have a whole week’s worth of events for you to enjoy! And new for this year, we have our own hub at The Old Pheasant on New Street in the heart of Worcester where you can find out about all the events and buy tickets, while also enjoying some incredible poetry and artwork from local creatives! We’ve even got a bookshop!
Check out our official festival programme for more details and how you can reserve your tickets to see some incredible poetry performances.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
This year’s dates:
Sunday, 9th June: The Launch of the Festival, at The Angel Centre (Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN). Doors open at 2:30pm and tickets will be available on the door, but also be purchased in advance just below:
Monday, 10th June: Worcester Writers’ Circle and Friends Presents: Short Stories, Sketches, and Scurrilous Scribblings (Part III) at St Swithun’s Institute (21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH). Doors for this event will open at 7:00pm with performances starting at 7:30pm.
Tuesday, 11th June: A Night at the Gallery, taking place at the LitFest Hub (The Old Pheasant, New Street, Worcester WR1 1DP). A showcase of poetry and spoken word performances featuring former Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear. Doors for this event will open at 7:00pm with a start time of 7:30pm.
Wednesday, 12th June: The 42 Festival Special starring The Antipoet, at The LitFest Hub. Doors for this evening will open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.
Thursday, 13th June: The SpeakEasy Festival Special, featuring Worcester’s own poetry-music duo The Ol’ Tones! We also have open-mic slots available but be quick, they’ll be snapped up before you know it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the running order! Doors for this event will open at 7:00pm with performances starting at 7:30pm. Venue: The LitFest Hub
Friday, 14th June: The Great LitFest Quiz at Titania (Security House, Barbourne Road, Worcester, WR1 1RU). Doors for this event will open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start, with an aim to finish at 9:30pm. Tickets for this event are £10 but this does include refreshments for the evening (so we’ve got your dinner covered too)!
Saturday, 15th June: LitFest Double Whammy Slammy AND the end of festival party PLUS the Big Fat Raffle, taking place at The Old Pheasant (aka, our new Hub!). We’re bumping this up to an afternoon affair and aiming for a 12:00pm start this year! Tickets are available on the door and, if you want to get them in advance, just click below:
Make sure you bring your PayPal receipt along to your chosen event(s) as evidence of payment!