Popular festival will make a return in 2020

A festival is returning for a second year following the success of the inaugural event.

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 2:57 pm
Updated Friday, 4th October 2019, 10:12 am
Whitley Bay Poetry Festival is returning for a second year.

Whitley Bay Poetry Festival will take place between March 19 and 22, with the inspiring theme for the 2020 festival being ‘Local Heroes and Heroines’.

A spokesperson said: “The possibilities of acknowledgement and appreciation are endless!

“Just think of all those local sung and unsung personalities in our beloved town – from sports coaches to shop owners, school staff to local artists, community champions to family members.

“As the main aim of the festival continues to be to showcase local writing talent whilst increasing community participation in the arts, there will be a poetry competition open to local school children, the publication of a poetry anthology, a poetry-trail throughout the town as well as a variety of fringe events including readings, performances and writing workshops.”

For more information visit www.whitleybaypoetryfestival.co.uk