Friday 19th February 


Join The Poetry Exchange and our very special line-up of poets and performers for a one-off, online, live event: In The Company of Poems.​

This is your chance to hear some of the best voices of today reading some of the world’s greatest poems.

The event will be live streamed via YouTube, so you can sit back, relax and immerse yourself in a beautiful evening of poetry...

For more information and to book your place, click the link below:






We look forward to being In The Company of Poems with you!

Past Events


We collaborate with a wide range of partners to bring The Poetry Exchange to people and places across the UK and beyond. Our events include Exchanges, Poetry Swap - a gathering, Poetry Exchange Live - an audience event with special guests, and “In Exchange” our writing workshops.


We continue to bring The Poetry Exchange to a range of venues and settings around the UK. Recent visits have included:

  • Manchester Central Library

  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead;

  • HOME, Manchester;

  • Wise Words Festival, Canterbury;  

  • The Word, South Shields; 

  • Durham University Foundation Centre; 

  • The Story Museum, Oxford;

  • The October Gallery, London;

  • Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester.


If you’d like us to come to your neck of the woods, get in touch and we will do our very best to accommodate your request.


You can also sign up to our Mailing List, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the latest details of more Exchange days coming soon…


Do you have a poem that’s been a friend to you?

If so, we’d love to meet them!


Introduce your friend to us and tell us how it’s been a friend to you by following the instructions on our Nominate page. 

You can also Subscribe to The Poetry Exchange podcast and journey with us through the conversations we have been having with people about Poems as Friends.

You can discover all the episodes of our podcast, as well as special recordings of many poems brought to The Poetry Exchange, on our Listen page.


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