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25 May 2019

Sterts Theatre and Arts Centre, Liskeard, PL14 5AZ




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This year, we’re having two festivals!

Now in our eighth year, we are ringing the changes a little, with a packed day of fantastic events on our usual May weekend, followed by a full weekend festival in late September.

ONE DAY IN MAY is presented in partnership with the lovely, Cornwall-based publisher Guillemot Press, winner of the 2018 Michael Marks Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet Publisher.

Our theme is 'conversations'. We’ll be presenting a stunning line-up pairing poets new and established. The poets will be reading from their work as well as talking to each other about their practice, influences and experiences. Our day opens with a special poetry workshop and rounds off in style, celebrating the greats of rock n roll in poetry and music.

OUR SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL will be a wonderful full weekend, around the loose theme of ‘Walls/Barriers’, to mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. As with our previous festivals, we’ll be celebrating poetry across generations, with an exciting line-up of emerging poets and artists, as well as some well-known greats.

We can’t wait to share all of these brilliant poets with you. We’ll see you there!

Ann Gray and David Woolley


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25 May 2019



“Had a ridiculously lovely time [at BMPF] courtesy of [Guillemot Press] - beautifully curated and *stunning* readings from Capildeo and Pester among many others. An unusually wonderful audience - exceptionally well-run and thoughtful…sort of ego-less…one of the very best festival experiences I’ve had in the last ten years.” - Luke Kennard

“A winning line-up.” - John Townsend

“Came from Penryn just for the dance and loved it!” - Helen Morton

“I had a wonderful time [at BMPF] this weekend. Lovely people, amazing poems and performances from really talented artists.” - Adriana Ciontea

“I have been to every festival so far and they never fail to fill me with excitement and wonder.” Trish Blake



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