Cardiff’s biggest poetry festival returns…

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July

Online and in person at The Atrium, University of South Wales, Cardiff

Opening times:

Friday 29th July – 10:30am
Saturday 30th July – 9:30am
Sunday 31st July – 10:45am

Tickets on sale now

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.

Covid-19 Safety Information


To help us keep everyone safe this weekend, we are recommending mask wearing throughout the festival for those who are able to wear one. Hand sanitiser will be available and there is plenty of space in the theatre for social distancing. The workshop room is also spacious and air-conditioned.

We also recommend that you take a lateral flow test before attending in person on any day. Our Online Festival Pass allows you to watch all of our readings and panel discussions from the comfort of your own home if you’re no longer able to come in person.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

Weekend Headliners


Friday 29th July
DESERT ISLAND POEMS WITH LEANNE WOOD
TIME: 19:30
Now online via the festival live stream

This event will include BSL interpretation

Saturday 30th July
FIRST THURSDAY SHOWCASE
TIME: 20:15
VENURE: THEATRE
Sunday 31st July
Music by KIZZY CRAWFORD
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: THEATRe

Workshops (in person only)


Friday 29th July

Jonothan Edwards holding a book, performing a reading.
The Sun, THE EARTH & The Animals
with Jonathan Edwards
TIME: 11:00
VENUE: Workshop Room
Poetry & Meditation
With Sascha Akhtar
TIME: 15:00
VENURE: Workshop room

Saturday 30th July

POETRY & YOGA
In English WITH SIÂN MELANGELL DAFYDD
TIME: 10:00
VENUE: THEATRe
Mindfulness & Poetry Uplift
with Cath Drake
TIME: 11:30
VENUE: Workshop Room
FEELINGS INTO WORDS: CREATIVE & THERAPEUTIC
WITH CLAIRE WILLIAMSON
TIME: 14:00
VENURE: Workshop room

We’re going hybrid


Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival 2022 is taking place from Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July with all our main events (excluding workshops) being live streamed via amam.cymru from The Atrium. View our full programme to see what’s on.

To watch any of our events online (other than Poetry & Lockdown), order a £5 Festival Online Pass and dip in and out of the stream at any time across the 3 days.

Our 2022 venue: The Atrium, University of South Wales

About Us

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

Venue

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

Get in Touch

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