Catherine Swire at Ledbury Poetry 2022

Artel Press writer Catherine Swire appears at the 2022 Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Join Catherine on Friday 8th July for a unique opportunity to walk with her in the Malvern Hills following the path of two of her poems from Soil.

Buy tickets direct from Ledbury Poetry (£15/£5)

For Ledbury Festival, Catherine will lead guests on a walk with David Armitage of Malvern Hills AONB in search of two routes explored in her outstanding debut poetry collection from the Artel Press (reviews).

Starting at British Camp Hill Fort and ending at Little Malvern Priory, Catherine will share her reflections on the landscape which inspired the poems Caractacus in Flames and The Maker.

Extract of Caractacus in FLAMEs / ‘SOIL’ (2021)


  • Meet at The Market House The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1BN at 09:30AM Friday 8th June 2022
  • A minibus will take you up to the RVP at British Camp car park and the same will return you from Little Malvern Priory back to Ledbury by 12.30PM
  • Please wear suitable clothes, shoes and sunscreen if necessary for a moderately strenuous walk.

Ledbury Poetry is the largest and longest running poetry festival in the UK. Taking place from the 1st-10th July 2022 the programme features a stellar line-up of poets from around the world, all converging with enthusiastic audiences in the beautiful and historic Herefordshire market town of Ledbury.