Poetry in the Garden

Festival 2018 Archive


£7.50 no concessions
Saturday 30 June 2018 at 2.30pm (entry from 2.00pm)
Offcote Grange, Offcote, Ashbourne DE6 1JQ



This year we welcome Ashbourne Writers Group and Ashbourne Young Writers reading a diverse and exciting selection of poems. Both groups came about from the opportunities the festival has provided, as part of its remit to encourage arts activities within the community.  Both groups meet regularly and will use this showcase, to read and display work produced during these sessions.

The event will be led by Writing East Midlands writer and poet Sian Tower. Thanks to her inspiration over the years the Festival’s Young Poets Competition has enjoyed a very high standard of work.  Sian is also a founding member of Ashbourne Writers Group, and is currently poet in residence at Carsington Reservoir.

The event takes place in the stunning gardens of Pat and Chris Walker’s Offfcote Grange, serenaded by skylarks and accompanied by spectacular homemade refreshments. Don’t worry there is cover on site in the event that it rains.