Roger Robinson was awarded Britain’s top poetry award, the T.S. Eliot Prize this year after a long and varied career in poetry and spoken word. Infused with remembrance and rage, power and pain, his winning collection A Portable Paradise spans breathtaking poems about the Grenfell Tower fire to exquisitely moving pieces about the premature birth of his son. Roger performs poems from his celebrated collection, supported by rising star and Wolverhampton nurse of Filipino origin Romalyn Ante whose luminous debut Antiemetic for Homesickness was named as a Guardian Poetry Book of the Month and explores themes of caregiving, family and the yearning for home.

Roger Robinson will now be appearing in this event digitally.

In order to manage audiences safely into each of our venues, we ask that you arrive up to 40 minutes before the event starts. See the Plan Your Visit section for detailed venue arrival times.

Click below to buy the book from our Waterstones Cheltenham Literature Festival bookshop. Every purchase supports Cheltenham Festivals.

Antiemetic for Homesickness A Portable Paradise


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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