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Poet laureate

Poetry Open Mic

19 October @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Visitor Centre (upstairs)

FREE Event. No booking required.

Please note this session is upstairs and there is no lift available.

Poets and others interested in poetry are invited to come along to the Open Mic session, which this year will take place in the new Berwick Visitor Centre on Walkergate on Saturday 19th October. The session will run from 10.00am – 11.30am. Refreshments will be available in the Centre café.

Why not come along and read some of your own poems, or the work of a poet that you admire. The event will be informal, friendly and supportive!

If you would like to read something, we recommended that you book a ten-minute slot in advance. Email Colin at: blfpoetrycafe@outlook.com


Congratulations to Simon Armitage on his appointment as the 21st UK Poet Laureate.

“The poetry of these islands is one of our greatest achievements, and as well as being proud of its traditions I want poetry to feel confident and at home in the contemporary world and to demonstrate that in a hectic and sometimes frenetic age the combination of considered thought and crafted language is more relevant and vital than ever.” Simon Armitage