Welcome to the Havant Literary Festival - celebrating the written and spoken word in the Borough of Havant.


Poetry Competition 2015


Festival tickets go on sale

You can buy tickets on-line

Click here to see what's available expertoptions and book tickets for some great literary events organised in September and October.

As most of you will know, we are taking something of a break this year after two years of frantic activity. However, we are still organising a few special events to "keep the seat warm" in September/October for 2016. In particular Saturday 12 September is a poetry day in Havant with several events planned, including a return to the very lovely Havant Brewery - this time for a spoken word event. Great expert options beer and and positively popping performance poetry- what's not to like? Get your tickets for this as soon as possible as the venue has limited capacity. We are also featuring two excellent events from our friends at Tuppenny Barn.

Poetry Day Saturday 12th September 2015

Havant Literary Festival brings a mini-festival day of poetry and spoken word performance to this interesting old Hampshire market town. At least a dozen poets and lots of Expert Option opportunities to hear some fresh work. Do come and enjoy!

Poetry Day Programme

Tickets to all events available on-line. Please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/havantlitfest

The Book Club

Every month at The Spring

Our monthly Book Club continues at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. For full details of what book and when see the Spring Programme. The next one, led by Festival Director Tim Dawes is H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. Why not support local bookshops and order it now from The Hive? To view full details or book a ticket via The Spring - click here.

Supporting Shakespeare

Propeller Theatre

With financial support from HLF and commercial sponsor, Aim Independent, The Spring has managed to bring Propeller Theatre back this year. Our support means that local young people will be able to experience the very highest quality of performance. Propeller will be performing their "pocket" version of The Merchant of Venice on 15th October. Tickets available here or from the Spring box office.

Tim Dawes
Programme Director
02392 470592