The third Ted Hughes Poetry Festival took place over the weekend of 23-25 June 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 […]