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Nottingham's newest poetry festival showcasing the finest in local and national poetry.

The Nottingham Poetry Festival is back!

As of Monday 12 October customers must now book tickets in their household or support bubbles.

If you had already booked tickets not within these bubbles please contact us immediately via poetry.support@nottinghampoetryfestival.com

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Nottingham Poetry Festival fan reviews (25) 4.8

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My first time at Metronome and what an introduction. Linton Kwesi Johnson commands respect from the moment he enters a space. Perfect evening. Thank you.

Posted by Louise on 07/05/2019

Linton Kwesi Johnson , Metronome, Nottingham - 4th May 2019

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The Genuine Article

There is nothing like hearing the narrative that led to the creation of a collection of poems that highlight historical issues to bring home the need for more cohesion in out communities. Having first discovered LKJ's poetry back in the 90s when I was studying post colonial literature as part of my degree, I was delighted to have the opportunity to hear him perform his poetry and meet him in person. On stage he has the presence and resonance to silence a crowd and leave them with a powerful message. Despite the horrors and the hardships, I left the event feeling exhilarated and hopeful for harmony in the future.

Posted by Deb Urb on 06/05/2019

Linton Kwesi Johnson , Metronome, Nottingham - 4th May 2019

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In The Presence of Greatness

This event was well organised with two support acts who held their own. The main act - Linton Kwesi Johnson - was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and had clearly lived a life where his actions matched his words. The only downside was that the venue got very warm towards the end to the point of being uncomfortable which made it difficult to concentrate. Other than that the venue was great with a fully licensed bar and an accessible, central location.

Posted by Rachel Matthews on 06/05/2019

Linton Kwesi Johnson , Metronome, Nottingham - 4th May 2019

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Great evening

Great evening at Waterstones. The best poet by far was Leanne Moden. Relevent, heartfelt and funny. I related to her poetry far more than the other 2 poets. Fully enjoyed all though.

Posted anonymously on 01/05/2019

Lorraine Mariner , Waterstones Bookshop, Nottingham - 30th April 2019

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An unexpected delight

From the venue ,with great views,the drinks and snacks,through the thought provoking readings to the music....a great evening.

Posted by Louise on 30/04/2019

An Evening of Contemporary Iranian Poetry , Waterstones Bookshop, Nottingham - 29th April 2019

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Excellent Performance

A thoroughly enjoyable event. A good compere, three very talented poets, great atmosphere, good venue.

Posted anonymously on 29/04/2019

Caroline Bird , Metronome, Nottingham - 28th April 2019

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