Homend Poets & Musicians

Ledbury, Herefordshire


Stimulating poetry and song!


At the Ice Bytes Cafe *, 38 Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BT

* Ice Bytes Internet Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour & Ledbury Tourist Information Centre


The Homend Poets meet monthly on a Tuesday ~ schedule see below.

They are led by Nick Halligan, and read poetry and play a few songs. Light-hearted and fun - all are welcome

- the group invite poets, singers and musicians to come along and share a poem or song (your own or another's work).

Or simply relax and listen during an evening that is guaranteed to be enjoyable.

The evening is free, and kicks off at 6:30pm, and lasts for about two hours;

the first half is themed and the second half is open.


Refreshments are available, superb coffees, an excellent crepe menu, cakes, and baguettes: these evenings are a delight to participate in, or a great way to relax and enjoy an evening supper.


The group produce an annual book of poems by group members.



meets monthly on a Tuesday, from September to May, plus July

Usually on the last Tuesday in the month,

  • may vary in December
  • earlier Tuesday in July for The Ledbury Poetry Festival evening, when local and visiting poets read their own work at this informal music and poetry event. Bring along your own poetry or simply relax and listen during an evening that is guaranteed to be enjoyable; the annual Homend Poets book is launched at that meeting


The Homend Poets'

8th book,

launched at the

Ledbury Poetry

Festival in 2015


And 9th book at the 2016 Festival

Meetings 2015

  • Tuesday 27 January ~~ Out with the new, In with the old
  • Tuesday 24 February ~~ Amateur and Professional
  • Tuesday 31 March ~~ Festivals and Celebrations
  • Tuesday 28 April ~~ Parents
  • Tuesday 26 May ~~ Character or Characters
  • no meeting in June
  • Tuesday 7 July ~~ The Ledbury Poetry Festival meeting
  • Tuesday 29 September ~~ no theme
  • Tuesday 27 October ~~ Music and Song
  • Tuesday 29 November ~~ Happiness
  • Tuesday 15 December ~~ Lost and found


Nick Halligan

01684 563281

Email nickh2009@btinternet.com, but phone preferred

Ice Bytes Cafe

0844 567 8650

Email ledburytic@gmail.com

Email Nick as above to be notified of any changes of dates etc

Meetings 2016

  • Tuesday 25 January ~~ The Elements
  • Tuesday 23 February ~~ Stars, Masks, & Mouthpieces
  • Tuesday 22 March (different date due to Easter) ~~ Home and Away
  • Tuesday 26 April ~~ Choose a well-known line from a poem to use in your own poem
  • Tuesday 31 May ~~ Sea and Land

2016 1-10 July, LEDBURY POETRY FESTIVAL www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Ledbury Poetry Festival, The Master' s House, St Katherine's, Bye Street, Ledbury HR8 1EA. Box Office: 01531 636232, boxoffice@poetry-festival.co.uk "The Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July. We are the biggest and best poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world. If you think you know what poetry is, come along and we'll surprise you. There are live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more. This is our eighteenth year - join us for a celebration of poetry in the rural heartland of England."

Some free events, includes our own Homend Poets ...

  • Tuesday 5 July, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Icebytes. Local poets read their own work at this informal poetry and music event. Bring along your own poetry or simply relax and listen during an evening that is guaranteed to be enjoyable.
  • This meeting includes launching the new annual book of poems


  • Tuesday September 27 ~~ Roads and Pathways

This webpage is www.folklife.org.uk/homend-poets.html

* Homend Poets' individual websites, publications news, pictures, etc., welcome for adding to this site

Prepared by

Sam, the editor of Folklife Quarterly magazine:

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