Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

Thanks to the Arts Council, The Hadfield Trust and the Sir John Fisher Foundation for funding the Kendal Poetry Festival. Thank you to The Wordsworth Trust for funding the Dove Cottage Young Poets workshop. A special thanks to Settle Sessions for funding the venue for the workshops.

 

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Kim Moore & Pauline Yarwood

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Brewery Poets

Brewery Poets has been meeting in Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre for many years, holding monthly workshops and twice yearly readings. In 2015 we decided to expand – to celebrate the many poets writing in the north-west of England, and to entice poets from all over the UK to bring a wide range of contemporary poetry readings, workshops and discussions to Kendal.

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Dove Cottage Young Poets

Dove Cottage Young Poets meet every other Friday from 3.45- 5.45pm in Kendal to read, discuss and write poetry with poet Kim Moore. These sessions are funded by the Wordsworth Trust. The Young Writers regularly attend poetry events, perform their own work and some have recently achieved their Bronze Arts Award. If you are a young writer between the ages of 14 and 21 and are interested in joining the group please email Kim Moore  kimmoore30@hotmail.com

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Official Photographer

Martin Copley

www.martincopley.co.uk

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a Grade 1 listed building, was originally a large, Georgian family home. The house itself fell into disrepair but was rescued by the Lake District Art Gallery Trust (now Lakeland Arts) and was opened as an art gallery in 1962. The gallery has a wide ranging permanent collection and holds several important contemporary and historical art exhibitions each year.

www.abbothall.org.uk

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The Brewery Arts Centre

The Brewery Arts Centre is one of the leading arts centres in the UK offering an extensive programme of events in theatre, spoken word, dance, music, comedy, cinema and visual arts. The Grainstore Restaurant, The Vats Bar and The Warehouse Café-bar all offer excellent menus. The Verbalise Open Mic Session on Saturday, 17 June 2017 will take place in the Studio.

www.breweryarts.co.uk

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Shakespeare Centre

The Shakespeare Centre in Kendal is a converted theatre that dates back to  1829. Fully renovated in 1995, it now provides the town with an excellent meeting place. Retaining many of its original features the building has been attractively upgraded to modern standards and includes full access and facilities for the disabled.

www.theshakespearecentre.org

Kendal Library

Kendal Library was opened on the 20th of March 1909 by Kendal Mayor Mr J. Banks, and is part of Kendal’s rich architectural heritage. It is in the heart of the town centre, on Stricklandgate, and is a much loved part of the community.

www.cumbria.gov.uk/kendallibrary.org

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