The Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival is an initiative of Falmouth Poetry Group with the support of Arts Council England and Falmouth University.




Falmouth Poetry Group was founded in 1972 by the internationally acclaimed poet Peter Redgrove, and is one of the oldest poetry groups in the country. It organises regular readings and workshops by published poets, and meets each month to read and critique members’ poems.

Falmouth University was rated as the UK’s No. 1 Arts University by the Sunday Times University League Table in 2015 and 2016. The university’s School of Writing & Journalism is at the forefront of its field, delivering innovative courses in English, journalism, and creative writing.


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