The fourth Ted Hughes Poetry Festival takes place over the weekend of 7 – 9 September 2018. We’ve devised an exciting and diverse programme of events at venues in and around Mexborough, including readings and performances from acclaimed poets Moor Mother, Mike Garry and Kate Fox. The festival weekend follows several one-off events earlier in 2018, including a tribute to John […]

The third Ted Hughes Poetry Festival took place over the weekend of 23-25 June 2017, with a varied and exciting programme of events in and around Mexborough, including readings and performances from award-winning poets Simon Armitage, Vahni Capildeo and Linton Kwesi Johnson. In the weeks leading up to the main festival weekend, we ‘raised the curtain’ […]

By 2016, the volunteers and RUOS & DVLP staff members who had combined to create the 2015 festival had formally constituted as The Ted Hughes Project (South Yorkshire) and were in receipt of a significant Arts Council England Grant for the Arts, as well as further funding from RUOS, DVLP and the University of Huddersfield’s […]

The first ever Ted Hughes Poetry Festival took place across the weekend of Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July at Mexborough Business Centre. Steve Ely opened the festival with a talk based on his forthcoming book, Ted Hughes’s South Yorkshire.  Ian Parks and headliner David Morley gave readings and Mick Jenkinson performed his acclaimed arrangements […]