A Festival of Poetry & Spoken word
16-19 February 2017 Birmingham

What is Verve?

Verve is a four day festival of world class poetry and spoken word, with readings, performances, workshops, children’s events and more in the heart of Birmingham. Tickets are on sale now, with festival passes and workshops limited. Don’t miss out!

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Save the date now. 16 - 19 February, 2017
in Birmingham city centre.


Verve [vurv], n.
Vivaciousness, enthusiasm, liveliness. Guts and gusto, that’s us.