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Ledbury Poetry Festival

If you are interested in any of the volunteering roles listed below, please contact Phillippa Slinger at or Sandra Dudley at and they can talk you through roles. You would need to download the Helpers’ Form 2018 and return to them.

Festival interns

· Deadline for completing Intern Pack is Friday 20 April, 2018


· provide B&B accommodation for poets and performers

· possible collection and drop off of performers from/to train station

· Accommodation form to be completed and sent in Hospitality

· Serving tea/ coffee/ sandwiches in Festival’s hospitality room, and occasionally at events. This role can include food preparation (sandwiches), serving alcohol, and clearing and washing up.


· taking tickets at events, seating sponsors, seating the audience, being responsible for safety during performance

· provide water (either glasses or bottled) for performer(s)

Driving and Meeting at Stations

· a welcoming role collecting poets/performers from train stations and airports. Mileage is paid. · must have insurance which covers you for taking passengers, and full drivers’ licence

Event Managing

· the event manager is the point of liaison between the performer, the Festival and sponsors

· do all the organising and liaising with the performer in the run up to the Festival

· meet performer(s) in Hospitality before event and escort them to venue

· ensure the performer(s) are at performance, and sound checks before performance

· if you feel confident: introduce performer, thank sponsors, show fire exits, turn off mobile phones etc, or we can get someone else to do this part

· ensure performer runs to time, compile a running list for multiple performers

· liaise with sponsors about meeting the performer afterwards, publicity material etc

· at end of performance, thank audience, thank performer and present with Festival gift

· New Event Managers’ Guide will be released soon (Event Managers’ Training Day is on Wednesday 14th March 2018 - register your place with