Contact Us

See below for more info on volunteering and sponsorship opportunities


Contact Us

See below for more info on volunteering and sponsorship opportunities

Press enquiries

Get in touch with our Festival Directors for any press, media or other enquiries via email at Thank you!

Donate or sponsor

Verve couldn’t happen without the support of our generous volunteers, partners and sponsors. The Festival is dedicated to bringing world-class poetry and spoken word talent to Birmingham. We pride ourselves on paying our poets, performers, contributors and suppliers professional rates, as well as keeping ticket prices low so that the festival stays accessible to a wide audience. To achieve that, income from ticket sales, donations and sponsorship is used to ensure Verve is the best possible experience for everyone, artists and audiences alike.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us using the form below.

If you’d like to make a donation, click the PayPal button below to donate to Verve Poetry Festival using PayPal’s secure payment process.

Volunteer with us

Every year, Verve recruits a small but tightly knit group of volunteers who help us run the show and make everything happen. The opportunity is for absolutely everyone, whether you have volunteered at festivals across the city or have never done so before; whether you spend 18/24 hours a day reading poetry or have only read one poem on the back of a napkin in cafe; Verve wants you to get involved.

It’s a great opportunity if you are looking to build a career in the arts, make new friends or explore something new.

If you are interested in volunteering, then please sign up using our Volunteer Form: or email