VERVE Poetry Festival | Feb 20 - 23

20 – 23 February 2020

A four day festival of world-class poetry and spoken word, with readings, performances, and workshops taking place in the heart of Birmingham.

Here it is the 2020 Line up and boy is it a humdinger!

Click the button below at 8pm for the VERVE 2020 line-up!

Exciting News!

We’re so excited to announce that in February 2020, Verve will be hosted by the Birmingham Hippodrome in their swanky new Patrick Studio!

Let's Be Friends!

Introducing our new friendship scheme!

Competition Winners Announced

Theme: Diversity • Judge: Andrew McMillan

01/07/2019 – 31/08/2019


Poetry Festival
20 – 23 Feb 2020
View Line Up & Book Tickets!



A massive THANK-YOU to everyone who read, performed, listened, wrote, ate, drank, shared, laughed, cried and got lost on their way to the box office at #VERVE2020! 💖 Another brilliant year!

We are currently planning and programming next year’s festival which will be as wonderful and eclectic as ever! Dates are tentatively set for 29 Apr- 2 May 2020 (fingers crossed) and we will be back in our wonderful new venue – Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio!

Mimi Khalvati

Caroline Bird

2020 Festival Sponsors