We are proud to announce a brand new festival, the Nordic Poetry Festival, coming this October 2019. Featuring two dozen of the Nordic regions most innovative and dynamic literary and avant-garde poets, this festival will evidence the unique and powerful contribution Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Sami peoples are making to 21st century poetry. With five events exploring collaboration and performance over one week, the festival will see events at Rich Mix in London, alongside visits to Norwich, Manchester and Kingston-upon-Thames.

  • October 11th : The opening of the exhibition at Burley Fisher Books

  • October 12th : The Nordic Camarade - 26 poets in 13 pairs from across the Nordic region presented brand new collaborations of literary performance, made especially for the night, with British contemporaries.

  • October 13th : Celebrating Sound poetry and performance - a new generation of Nordic poets have embraced innovations in how poetry is experienced live, fusing avant-traditions with conceptual poetics. Expect dynamic and exciting new performances.

  • October 13th - The Norwich Nordic Camarade : supported by the National Centre for Writing, the NPF travels to Dragon Hall, Norwich, where local poets will present new collaborations with visiting writers from the Nordic region.

  • October 14th - The festival travels north for an event to be confirmed.

  • October 16th - The festival closes in Kingston-upon-Thames, in partnership with Writers’ Centre Kingston and Kingston University. Solo readings from 8 Nordic poets visiting and living in the UK.

With poets, also to be confirmed, including:

Tiina Lehikoinen, Ville Hytönen, Tommi Musturi
Niillas Holmberg, Sissal Kampmann,
Martin Glaz Serup, Morten Søndergaard
Endre Ruset, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset, Silje Ree and many more.


Generously supported by