The UK poetry scene is on fire right now. Festival Guest Curator, poet and Out-Spoken founder Anthony Anaxagorou presents his top picks of poets who are releasing their debut collections this year. Jay Bernard (Surge), Rebecca Tamás (Witch), Ollie O’Neill (Ways of Coping) and Mary Jean Chan (Flèche) all take to the stage to share their boundary-pushing work.


Town Hall, Pillar Room

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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