On Saturday 6th July, Gloucester Civic Trust is launching Gloucester’s first poetry cafe. Local poets from across the county are coming together for a morning of poetry in St Michael’s Tower.
The event which kicks off at 11 am until 12 noon is a free event and open to the public who can come along and listen to the many, and varied poetry readings over a cup of coffee.
Organiser for the Civic Trust, Marilyn Champion says, “This is a new venture for the Civic Trust. We’re surprised and pleased with the number of people who are taking part.  The poems vary from sad, to happy and amusing.  The idea was first mooted by Peter Tickner, a Civic Trust member, who sadly past away last year  before the idea came to fruition and we’d like to dedicate our first Poetry Cafe to Peter who was a poet and actor in his own right.”
St Michael’s Tower lends itself beautifully to this kind of intimate event.
Former County Poet Laureate Peter Wyton will be leading the proceedings with some of his own work.
If the event is successful then the Civic Trust would like to make this an annual event.
It’s still not too late if you would like to register to take part.  You don’t have to be a published poet –  the event is open to everyone.  For information or to register please call 01452 526955.