Ledbury Poetry Festival



29 June – 8 July 2018

Exhibition: Home on the Move

Upstairs Gallery at Enchant & Allure Store, 15 New Street, Ledbury HR8 2DX
Opening Times: Mo-Sat, 10:00 – 18:00; FREE

The exhibition will showcase the works produced over the course of the project: visitors will be able to read the two poems in ten different versions (‘HOME’ is available in three English versions, French and Spanish, and ‘DOM…’ in two Polish versions, two English versions and in Romanian), to watch the artists’ visual interpretations in 7 film versions on two parallel monitors and to listen to the various language versions in an immersive sound installation. The poems and their literary translations will also be available as take-away posters which can be remodelled into poem-objects.


All Workshops and Events at the Festival have to be booked via the Festival Box Office


4 July 2018 

Workshop with poet & translator Noèlia Díaz-Vicedo

at the exhibition venue, 11:00 – 12:30h

A hands-on poetry workshop which explores concepts of home, place and belonging through language and translation. Spanish, Catalan & English poems will be used. You don’t need to speak Spanish to join us, just a passion for poetry!

follow-on workshop 14:00 – 15:30h

A hands-on poetry and art translation event, building from the morning session. Readings and vocal performances of the texts about ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ are followed by a poetry writing class where you will create your own very ‘Home’ poem to take home.

Workshops are £10;
Please book through the Festival website: https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/book/


4 July 2018

Reading and Discussion: Deryn Rees-Jones and Rafał Gawin

in the exhibition venue; 17:00 – 18:00

What do you think about when you think about ‘home’ and what does your neighbour think? Can we explore our ideas of home through poetry? And what happens to our notions of home when we travel into another country and another language? What does home mean to us in times of increased migration across Europe?
Poets Deryn Rees-Jones and Rafał Gawin will begin with a reading of their poems ‘HOME’ and ‘DOM. KONSTRUKCJA W PROCESIE SĄDOWYM’ (‘HOME. A STRUCTURE ON TRIAL’). They will then discuss their own notions of ‘home’, the role or influence of ‘home’ on their poetry and what happens when they encounter their work in translation. Their discussion will be interspersed with readings of their works and the audience will be invited to ask questions and join the discussion.
Polish translator Anna Hyde will translate for Rafał Gawin. The session will be chaired by Manuela Perteghella and Ricarda Vidal.

Tickets: £5
Please book through the Festival website: https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/book/

3-5 July 2018

School Workshops

Manuela and Ricarda will hold three workshops for Year 7-11 students exploring ‘home’ through language, poetry and artStudents will be experimenting with language and art to explore what ‘home’ means to them and what it might mean to others. During the workshop, students will be shown the different versions of the two poems (8 literary translations and 7 art films). In groups they will be invited to have a go at translating their idea of ‘home’ into a medium or genre of their choice (as poetry, prose, spoken word, collage, comics, drawing, performance, song, rap and dance… or even into a mathematical formula…).
Workshops last two hours and involve hands-on writing and art activities.


Partners in Ledbury:

 Enchant and Allure