Exciting News!

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

Let's Be Friends!

Introducing our friendship scheme!

Competition Winners Announced

Theme: Diversity • Judge: Andrew McMillan

01/07/2019 – 31/08/2019

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 tentatively set for 16-20 Feb 2022 (fingers crossed) and we will be back in our wonderful new venue – Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio!

Mimi Khalvati

Caroline Bird

2020 Festival Sponsors