To celebrate our twentieth anniversary, Enfield poets are holding a literary festival over the weekend 25th-26th April, 2020 at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield. Events will take place all day Saturday and on Sunday evening. The festival consists of many free and some ticketed events.

Saturday 25th from:

10am: Opening by Enfield Resident HM Henry VIII on the royal poetry in Enfield. Accompanied by Elizabeth I, James I and Raleigh.

11am: Browning’s Pied Piper performed by The Young Talent Academy (tickets available at the box office).

12pm in the Foyer: Poem-a-thon.

7:30pm in the theatre: Ruth Padel poetry reading and adjudicating the Enfield Poets Poetry Competition (tickets available at the box office)

Also on the day:

  • WWI & WWII women poets.
  • Charles lamb in Enfield Talk by Joe Studman
  • Workshops by:
    • Anna Meryt
    • Mary Duggan
    • Julian Bishop
    • Roshni  Beeharry

Sunday 26th:

5pm in the theatre: Poet laureate Simon Armitage reading from his book Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic and book signing (tickets available at the box office).

7pm in the theatre: Five Fabulous Poets (tickets available from the box office)

  • Performances from:
    • Maggie Butt
    • Martyn Crucifix
    • Cheryl Moskowitz
    • Mimi Khalvati
    • Mario Petrucci

Theatre performance tickets can be purchased at the Dugdale box office or on the Dugdale website.

Please contact if you have any questions.

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