Derby Poetry Festival with Esme Sears presents

Speakers’ Corner

Thu 11 Jul, 2024
Sit back, grab a drink, relax and join us for some spoken word after the rush of the day.

Hear from leading Derby poets, Esme Sears, Aoife O’Connor, Sophie Sparham and Dan Webber in this free event that responds to our festival’s theme of Art as Activism.

Presented in partnership with Derby Poetry Festival, Speakers’ Corner is a time to reflect, inspire, and connect with other festival attendees.



Upper Foyer


Time: 10:00pm
Performance duration: 1 hour
Age guidance: 11+
Advisories: Contains references to death, loss and prejudice.


Standard: FREE


Aoife O’Connor

Esme Sears

Sophie Sparham

Dan Webber