Events Programme


The Poetry Can presents several high profile public events in the course of each year, including the Bristol Poetry Festival in September.
This festival brings together the most entertaining, inspirational and award winning poets and performers from Bristol, the South west, the UK and the World in a celebration of poetry, language, imagination and life.

The Poetry Can runs Can Openers, public poetry readings, on the first Friday of every month, 12.00pm – 1.30pm at The Dance Studio, The Station, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2AG.

Can Openers offers a regular platform for upcoming poets to read and develop their work, as well as open platforms for poets to try out new work.

The Poetry Can supports and promotes poetry events from across the South West through its website and monthly e-bulletins.

You can find details on poetry events happening across the South West region here.

If you organise a poetry event in the South West you please send us details of your event for the website and monthly bulletin here.