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With heavy hearts, we’re announcing
the postponement of the
Kendal Poetry Festival

We’ve put a tremendous amount of work and love into creating a fantastic line-up in a beautiful setting, and – subject to funding and circumstances – we fully intend to restage the festival. However, as the situation continues to develop and change, we’re currently unable to specify a date.  


For ticket holders, full refunds are easily available -simply email with your name and order number and they will process as soon as possible.

 If you are in a position to do so, you may want to consider waiting until you can transfer your ticket, or converting some of your booking payment into a donation to the Brewery Arts Centre. This fantastic charitable organisation has waived its usual ticket-handling fee despite the huge challenges they are facing as a cultural venue – just indicate your donation when you email them.  

 Like many of you, we are trying to adapt to a transformed way of life, whilst managing illness, fear and multiple responsibilities.  We are both aware that in times like these, it is easy to overlook the arts – but poetry is perhaps more vital than ever.

For that reason, until we can be together in Kendal, we’ll aim to maintain a presence via our website and Facebook page.

 In the meantime, please enjoy these beautiful poems written and performed by one of our festival poets, the wonderful Alison Brackenbury

And until we meet again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  

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