South Downs Poetry Festival

South Downs Poetry Festival

This July, a group of hardy poets and musicians will take to their bicycles for a performance tour of the South Downs.

Over four days and nights (19th to 22nd July) they will cover some 100 miles on two wheels, camping out under the wondrous stars and we hope the wondrous weather, for the duration. Each day will see multiple stops to perform poetry in a variety of venues, inside and outdoors, as they make their way from Eastbourne in East Sussex right across to Steep near Petersfield in Hampshire, and not as the crow flies.

Their adventure is part of the South Downs Poetry Festival, taking place between 16th and 24th July. This festival is uniquely spread across the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park.

Come and see them perform their work, possibly including new poems composed en route and probably through a haze of tiger balm, at any of the following venues:

The Beachy Head Hotel; The White Hart in South Harting;

Lots more information about the Bike Tour, and about the whole South Downs Poetry Festival, is available at

Tickets for all events are available at

Posted on Wed, 22/06/2016 - 13:09