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Appointment of Artistic Director(s) (freelance role): deadline for responses extended

The trustees of Winchester Poetry Festival wish to appoint an Artistic Director(s) to work with them on the vision, development and programming of the 2023 festival and future activity. This is a creative and dynamic role to take forward what has become a very successful poetry festival. The appointment is made on a freelance basis. Applications are welcome both from individuals as well as from those wishing to apply jointly.


Closing date for applications, now extended: Friday 5th November at 5 pm to:

Interviews to be held on: Monday 15th November.

You can download more information about the role and details of how to apply here.

Hampshire Poet 2022-23

Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT) is working in partnership with Winchester Poetry Festival (WPF) to deliver the 2022-2023 Hampshire Poet Laureate programme.

The Hampshire Poet programme has been running every two years since 2008; the position was last held by Kathryn Bevis in 2020.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12 November at 5:00pm to:


Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 15 December

Tenure: January 2022 to December 2023

You can read more about the role here.

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