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!

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This year's competition IS NOW OPEN!!

Theme: Beginnings • Judge: Caroline Bird!!

01/08/21 – 30/09/2021

VERVE Poetry Festival

16-20 Feb 2022
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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 set for 16-20 Feb 2022 and we will be back in our wonderful new venue – Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio! What’s more, our regular competition for individual poems IS NOW OPEN and is being  judged by the awesome Caroline Bird!!!

Keep your eyes pealed for more news as it solidifies! Even better, sign up to our regular mailer at the bottom of this page! 🙂


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