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Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival is Taking a Break in 2023

Read the full statement about why on our news pages

2022 Highlights

Panel: Poetry & Mindfulness

Sascha Akhtar, Dom Bury, Cath Drake and Vanessa Lampert discuss what poetry and mindfulness have in common with chair Siân Melangell Dafydd.


Former Seren poetry editor Amy Wack invites a group of regular attendees to Seren’s monthly First Thursday to read alongside her in this special showcase

Poetry & Empowerment

Eric Ngalle Charles, Hannah Hodgson, Kim Moore & Golnoosh Nour discuss the term empowerment and its meaning in connection with their own poetry with chair Zoë Brigley.

Keeping our event hybrid

Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival 2022 was live streamed via amam.cymru from The Atrium in Cardiff. If you missed anything, you can watch the recordings back online now. To receive the link, order a £5 Festival On Demand Pass.

Our 2022 venue: The Atrium, University of South Wales

Getting here

Our in person venue is The Atrium, University of South Wales, 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN.

There is an NCP car park on Adam Street, directly opposite the entrance to Atrium. The St David’s Centre car park is also nearby (6 minute walk).

The nearest stations are Cardiff Queen Street (7 minute walk) and Cardiff Central (12 minute walk). Please be aware that there are rail strikes affecting train links on Saturday 30th July.

Local taxis are available through Dragon Taxis and Uber is also usually quite reliable.

Find further details about the venue and access on our Accessibility Page.

About Us

Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival is an annual celebration of live poetry, workshops, panel discussions and debate, based in the heart of Cardiff.


University of South Wales
86-88 Adam St
CF24 2FN

Get in Touch

Email us at poetryfestival@serenbooks.com or fill in the form on our contact page.