Poetry Voices

Poetry Voices

Warwickshire Poetry Voices project has now come to an end and this page is a record of some of the activity that took place from 2015 – 2017.

Warwickshire Poetry Voices was a participatory project designed to encourage the reading, reciting and performance of poetry (whether this is just to friends or/and family or as part of a public event).

The project aimed to provide children, young people and adults living in Warwickshire, with the opportunity to develop performance skills and the confidence to perform a wide range of classic and contemporary poetry. Through a series of workshops and events over the course of the year, participants had the opportunity to take part in sharing events and public performances where they could enjoy, share and promote poetry across Warwickshire.


News and Events

Nuneaton Library announces its first Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Mary CourtneyNuneaton Library is delighted to announce the appointment of visual artist and poet Mary Courtney as its first Artist in Residence. This residency is taking place as part of the Warwickshire Poetry Voices’ Poetry+ programme.

Mary, who lives in Coventry, will begin her residency at Nuneaton Library on Wednesday 20th September, and will spend time working with local people of all ages to create a brand-new artwork called ‘Wordrobe’: a transformed wardrobe where clothes speak and words and poems are invented.

Warwickshire News – read more.

Atherstone Young Carers perform as part of Warwickshire’s Poetry Voices

Young Poet Laureate 2017On Wednesday 9th August, members of the Young Carers Project performed self-penned pieces of poetry at Atherstone Library as part of Warwickshire’s Poetry Voices.

Warwickshire News – read more.