Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival 2023

Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival at Arnolfini

A warm wel­come back to Bristol’s annu­al poet­ry fes­ti­val, with over thir­ty events tak­ing place at venues across the city.

22/04/23 – 01/05/23
Prices are available on the links for each even
Lyra is a festival which brings together local, national and international poets and speakers, representing Bristol as a centre of world class poetry and booking artists from across the UK and world. Their aim is to showcase poetry in the widest range of forms possible, including poetry readings, slam competitions, poetry film screenings, poetic walking tours, digital media, discussion panels, open mics, lectures and more.

Arnolfini will be host to three of these:

John Hegley | Biscuit of Destiny

Poetry in Motion | Film Screening

Nature in the City | Ecopoetry Reading + Open Mic