Filmpoem | The Poetry Society at Newcastle Poetry Festival

Filmpoem | The Poetry Society at Newcastle Poetry Festival is a series of short, engaging and beautiful poetry-films drawn from the National Poetry Competition commissions and a selection from the Filmpoem archive. Showing from Thursday 11 May to Saturday 13 May at Northern Stage (Stage 3). See the full programme here.


Showcase of Bloodaxe Archive

3pm, Thursday 11th May 2017

Robinson Library, Level 1

To celebrate Newcastle Poetry Festival 2017, Newcastle University Library’s Special Collections invites you to a drop-in showcase of unique modern poetry archives. The showcase will include a wide range of material, from letters by A.E. Housman and Rudyard Kipling to the internationally significant archive of Bloodaxe Books. Visit us on Level 1 of the Robinson Library to browse and speak with archivists and researchers involved in the care, curation and study of modern poetry archives in the Special Collections.


Steps in Time

Steps in Time is a mobile phone app that guides you on a poem-walk across Newcastle upon Tyne. Sixteen regionally-based poets offer their responses to sixteen locations in the city to tell new stories and shine new light on the cultural and social history of Newcastle. Find out more here.


For all Wednesday Sage events, please book via the Sage Gateshead website

Transparencies of Sound screening, Poetry and Music discussion event and the Poetry and Music performances.

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Northern Stage Pass – £30 (£22 concession)

Access to all Northern Stage events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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