We Love Words – Peterborough’s Festival of Literature and Poetry
We Love Words is everything a good Festival should be: high quality, diverse, well-organised, surprising, challenging and involving. It has already become a beacon in the region, and I hope it burns more brightly year by year’. Sir Andrew Motion.
A warm welcome to We love Words , the Poetry and Literature Festival for Peterborough, brought to you for the second year by the John Clare Trust. We have walks, talks and workshops; drama, music and rap all inspired by poetry and literature. We are delighted to be working again in partnership with Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Vivacity, Peterborough City Council, Metal and The Langdyke Trust and we are privileged to have received help with funding the festival from serco and Peterborough City Council. Enjoy this year’s festival and do let us know what you think via twitter and facebook.
The John Clare Trust would like to thank everyone from participants and performers to volunteers and all who have contributed to this year’s We Love Words. We thank serco, Peterborough City Council, Vivacity, Metal, The Langdyke Trust, Athene Communications, Ormiston Bushfield Academy and our other supporters, without whom this festival would not take place. But most of all we would like to thank you all for supporting this exciting festival and coming to
For full details on all the events and to book tickets online please contact: The Key Theatre box office tel 01733 207239 or visit their website to book online at www.vivacity-peterborough.com Or see www.welovewords.org for assistance and more details of events. Special ticket offer – Buy 3 tickets and get one free!(buy 3 tickets for 3 different events and get the additional fourth cheapest ticket free) one offer per person.
The John Clare Cottage can be found in the picturesque village of Helpston, just follow the brown signs. 12 Woodgate, Helpston, Peterborough, PE6 7ED. Parking can be found a 3 minute walk away at The Exeter Arms, Church Street, Helpston. Tel. 01733 253330 www.clarecottage.org
The Key Theatre is on the Nene Riverside, on Embankment Road – within easy walking distance from the city centre, bus and train stations. By car, follow signs for the town centre, and you’ll see signs for the Key Theatre. Embankment Road is on the left, and there’s a pay and display car park opposite. The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough PE1 1EF. Box office tel. 01733 207239 On-line booking www.vivacity-peterborough.com
The John Clare Theatre is part of the Peterborough Central Library on Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX. On-street and City Council car parks can be found close by. The John Clare Theatre General Information: 01733 864169 www.vivacity-peterborough.com
The Theatre at Ormiston Bushfield Academy is a fantastic state of the art theatre in the newly built school facility at Ortongate. Go onto the website to find a downloadable map for full directions www.bushfield.co.uk Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Ortongate, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ. Tel. 01733 233014.
Chauffeurs Cottage No longer known for the place to go for paying off your parking tickets, METAL have taken over Chauffeurs Cottage, and we are pleased to make this our literary base for this year’s We Love Words Festival. You will find us just at the back of the town hall on St Peters Road, Peterborough PE1 1YX.
Waterstones join us again as our official booksellers for the We Love Words Literature and Poetry Festival. They are also pleased to support the John Clare Trust international poetry competition (details can be found on www.clarecottage.org) and to host some of our events this year. You can find them on 40 Bridge St, Peterborough PE1 1DT. They will be happy to help you with any book enquiry or order you may have.
The Met Lounge is the place to go for our punk event as part of the We Love Words Festival. You will find a fantastic welcome at Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HA. Tel. 01733 566100.
Charters is a tastefully converted floating Dutch barge (Leendert-R), which now holds a real ale/late night live music bar on the lower deck, with a 100 seater full Pan Asian restaurant called East on the upper deck. Charters is situated on the river Nene in the centre of Peterborough, on the west side of the town bridge and is reputedly the largest converted barge in Great Britain. Town Bridge, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1FP. Tel. 01733 315700.