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Ted Hughes Festival

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Welcome to the fifth annual Ted Hughes Poetry Festival! Every year the festival brings vibrant poetry to Mexborough and South Yorkshire, celebrating Ted Hughes’ formative years in Mexborough and championing creative writing in the area.

This year’s programme includes exciting performances from some of the most popular names in poetry, including Ian McMillan, Hollie McNish, Andrew McMillan and Raymond Antrobus. There will also be workshops and on-the-street poetry performances and talks.

For more information, and to book tickets, please visit the festival website at:

Earlier Event: June 30
Art Fair
Later Event: November 17
Illuminate Festival