The 2018 Newcastle Poetry Festival took place 2 – 5 May.
Recordings of the performances are available on our videos page.


  • Sasha Dugdale





Poets respond to the art of Sean Scully

The Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018 coincides with a major retrospective of the artist Sean Scully, co-hosted by the Hatton and Laing Art Galleries. As part of the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Festival, eight poets have been commissioned to respond to eight paintings exhibited in the galleries between February and May 2018. The Crossings app allows visitors to the galleries to read and hear the poems while standing in front of the art that inspired them. The app will be available from the Apple App Store and Google Play from the launch of this year’s Festival until the exhibitions close at the end of May.

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