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Beyond Text Innovative Poetry Festival Multi-buy ticket special

Beyond Text Innovative Poetry Festival Multi-buy ticket special

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.

“Beyond Text” is filled with events for poetry aficionados and lovers of experimental art, but it is also extremely accessible to people who don’t have much (or any!) experience with poetry (check our innovative poetry workshops for beginners).

Where can poetry take you? What can a language do? Do we even need language? How to experiment with art? We will explore these questions together during workshops, poetry readings and performances. We also didn’t forget about expert panels where YOU can ask questions.

We have invited a diverse range of poets and artists from Folkestone, Kent, London, and beyond to help unpack these questions. We are incredibly grateful to each and every one of them for agreeing to take part. Some of them are experimental artists, some of them sit in the sweet spot between mainstream and innovative. What do they have in common? Their poetry and art are very now, very current, and very, very good.

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.

Download the full programme and view the festival website here (suitable for desktop and tablets).

Ticket information

If you purchase a ticket for each day the multi-buy offer of £15 will be applied to your basket at checkout.

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 Friday tickets and more information.

Tickets for Friday's 'Erase to Create' workshop can be bought here.

Please click here for Saturday tickets and more information.

Tickets for Saturday's 'Where is the Meaning' workshop can be bought here.

Please click here for Sunday tickets and more information.

All events will take place at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse.

Beyond Text COVID-19 policy

We want to make sure that everyone is safe. We would please encourage you to do a lateral flow test before attending and do not come if you show any COVID symptoms. We would also encourage you to wear a mask to keep others safe. Thank you for your understanding!


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