The Wenlock Edge
Festival of the
Spoken Word

         Sunday 9th May 2021, 9:30 AM         

Creative Morning Practice, Online

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   Thurs 13th May 2021, 8:00-10:00 PM   

Spoken Word in the UK, Book Launch, Online

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   Thurs 10th Jun 2021, 8:00-10:00 PM   

Monthly Concert, Online

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 Fri 9th, Sat 10th & Sun 11th July 2021 

Much Wenlock, Shropshire

  • Storytelling
  • Poetry
  • Comedy
  • Music
  • Bar & food
  • Workshops
  • Displays
  • Demonstrations
  • Healing
  • Folklore
  • Bonfires
  • Monologists
  • Academics
  • Morris dancers
  • Giants' parade
  • Camping

A family-friendly festival of the spoken word bringing together the best poets and storytellers from all countries and cultures plus lots more; comedy, folklore, music, dancing, sacred fires and workshops in everything from learning to be a poet to how to tell a story.

We have everything here; now all we need is you! Come along and see if you can “Get a Word in Edgeways.”

  • No booking fee
  • Free camping
  • Dogs welcome
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David Campbell
Dan Keding
Amy Douglas
Linda Williamson
Mike Rust
Cath Wallis
...and more!


Emma Purshouse
Les Barker
Jean Atkin
Paul Francis
...and more!


Mo Kiest
Play it by Ear
...and more!


Workshops for adults, children, young carers and people living with dyslexia, autism, parkinsons and mental health issues. Choose from storytelling, poetry, gin drinking, letterpress and many more.