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!



Our 2019 COMPETITION runs from 01.07.19 – 31.08.19 and will be judged by no other than Andrew McMillan. Follow the Competition button above to hear more.

We are currently programming next year’s festival which will be as wonderful and eclectic as ever! Dates are 20-23 Feb 2020 and we are excited to announce that we have a BRAND NEW venue. Come February you can find us at the Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio!  

Our line-up announcement and ticket launch will, as usual, be slap bang in the middle of November! Watch this space for news of this, our friendship scheme and much, much more! 🙂

Mimi Khalvati

Caroline Bird

2020 Festival Sponsors