Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30

Swan Hotel

106 Watling Street



Graham Clifford & Gareth Barsby at Wellington Festival

Hear poets Graham Clifford and Gareth Barsby read at the Wellington Town Council Festival.

This is a free event but places are limited: register on the Wellington Festival website.


About the authors
Graham Clifford is a prize-winning poet, with two collections published by Seren. He has been highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prize; translated into Romanian and German; has performed at the Aldburgh, Bridport, Hay and T-Junction festivals among others; published nationally and internationally as well as having had poems chiselled onto paving slabs in Walthamstow with his daughters and partner where he works as a head teacher.

Graham’s poetry and performance never fails to captivate. At once touching, humorous and daring, this is poetry to move you, or, to quote Kafka, ‘…be the axe for the frozen sea within us.’

For more information about Graham, visit .

Gareth Barsby

Gareth is a local writer of short stories and poems, whose work has been published in several anthologies and websites. He has had a novel, Reindeer, published last year, and has a personal blog where he posts his stories and poems –