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Beyond Text Innovative Poetry Festival

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Where can poetry take you? What can a language do? Do we even need language? How to experiment with art? Beyond Text is an innovative poetry festival that will explore these questions through workshops, poetry readings, and performances.

Festival organisers, artBLAB, have invited a diverse range of poets and artists from Folkestone and beyond to help unpack these questions. Performers and artists are all experimental artists but their practice goes in different directions. What do they have in common? Their poetry and art are very now, very current, and very, very good.

Beyond Text takes place over three days filled with events for poetry aficionados and lovers of experimental art, but is also extremely accessible to people who don’t have much (or any!) experience with poetry (check our innovative poetry workshops for beginners). The Festival feasts on Folkestone’s artistic vibe but also brings some of London’s creative energy to the table. So come, engage, think, listen, and be entertained. 

Let’s shake things up!

Ticket information

Folkestone’s first experimental poetry festival curated by artBLAB. Join all of the readings, performances and expert panels with an amazing multi-buy offer of £15 for the 3 days.

Add your tickets for each day of the festival to your basket and the discount will be applied at check out. 

Each of the three days can be also booked separately at a higher price (£6/day). Workshops are not included in the Festival Pass or Day Pass, all the other events are included.

Please click here for Day 1 tickets and more information about Day 1. 

Please click here for Day 2 tickets and more information about Day 2. 

Please click here for Day 3 tickets and more information about Day 3.

All events take place in the Quarterhouse auditorium except for registration which takes place in the box office.

Supported by Festivals Funding from Creative Folkestone and the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust.

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