Exciting News!

We’re so excited to announce that in February 2022, VERVE will be back at the Birmingham Hippodrome in their swanky Patrick Studio!

Let's Be Friends!

Our friendship scheme is ticking along with new offers and perks arriving soon!

2022 Competition - THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Theme: Beginnings • Judge: Caroline Bird!!

Accessibility & Digital Festival

Our 2022 Festival is our most accessible yet, with livestreaming, BSL-interpretation & remote workshop places.

VERVE Poetry Festival

16-20 Feb 2022
Line-up & Tickets


Our line-up for the 2022 festival is now LIVE!!! Tickets go onsale on November 29. Dates are set for 16-20 Feb 2022 and we will be back in our wonderful new venue – Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio!

The results of OUR regular competition, this year with the incredible Caroline Bird as judge, ARE IN! Go to our Competition Page to see who are our three prize-winners and 21 commended poets!

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2022 Festival Partners