Join the VERVE Team for Contains Strong Language 2022

VERVE Events

A quarterly night, a monthly open mic night & another two festivals in the works.

It’s more VERVE, all year round.

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.


1. We’re partnering with the BBC to run Contains Strong Language Festival 2022, running from 8th-11th September. The full line-up and tickets can be found here.

2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We’re on the hunt for people to help us put on CSL in September. If that pink T-shirt is calling to you, head here.

3. We’re now running VERVE Events all year round! For more info on our monthly open mic night Open Door and our quarterly night VERVE Poetry Night, go to our events page.

4. The 2022 Gallery is available to view right here on the Festival website! Take a look here.

5. VERVE 2023. 15th-19th February. We’ll see you there.