The 2019 Ted Hughes Poetry Festival

The Fox-Heads return! Welcome to the programme for the 2019 Ted Hughes Poetry Festival, the fifth annual celebration of the life of Ted Hughes, bringing vibrant poetry to Mexborough and South Yorkshire. It was in the countryside around Mexborough where Hughes developed the knowledge of animals, nature and landscape that was to inform his poetry […]

Write On Mexborough! 2019

Write On Mexborough! is a creative writing group for residents originally funded by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership and provided by the Ted Hughes Project, South Yorkshire. The original sessions were delivered by Steve Ely, a novelist and award-winning poet. The aim is to re-establish to group through a series of workshops, each six-session “term” […]

Poetry and Novel Writing Workshops for December 2018

We’re delighted to announce two weekend writing workshops in Mexborough for December 2018. Becky Cherriman‘s poetry pamphlet workshop takes place on Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December (10am – 4pm), while Stacey Sampson‘s novel writing workshop takes place on Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December (10am – 4pm). Both writing weekends take place at Mexborough Business Centre, College […]

Festival Programme

The Ted Hughes Poetry Festival is the liveliest poetry festival in the UK. It arises from the community, embraces the community, and takes them to other worlds. – David Morley The fourth Ted Hughes Poetry Festival takes place over the weekend of 7 – 9 September 2018. We’ve devised an unique and varied programme of events in […]

The 2018 Ted Hughes Poetry Festival

We are delighted to announce that the fourth Ted Hughes Poetry Festival will take 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 […]

The Pike Project

‘The Pike Project’ took place on the second day of the Ted Hughes Festival weekend, Saturday 24 June 2017, in the market on Mexborough High Street, and  later that evening at Mexborough Business Centre. Lead artist Pete Olding took as the theme Hughes’s poem ‘Pike’.  Members of the public were encouraged to help paint an image […]

Write On Mexborough!

Write On Mexborough! A Free Creative Writing group for the Don & Dearne Valleys Are you a budding writer — a novelist, poet, scriptwriter, or a writer of short-stories? Then why not join Write On Mexborough!, a creative writing group that aims to develop the talents of aspirant writers of all ages and stages of […]

Concertina Voices

Come one, come all to the Concertina Band Club Hall. Bring your poetry, scripts, prose, songs/music and your friends. Have a drink, a sing and a laugh. Concertina Voices meets at the Concertina Band Club, Mexborough, on the last Sunday of every month. All are welcome to read and perform their work as part of […]

Festival Weekend

The third annual Ted Hughes Poetry Festival takes place this weekend (Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th June) at Mexborough Business Centre, College Road, Mexborough, S64 9JP. We have a fabulous line up of performers and activities programmed for this year. Our headliner for Friday 23rd is Simon Armitage, poet, broadcaster, Professor of Poetry at Oxford and […]