The Morecambe Poetry Festival A weekend of poetics from some of the biggest names in the poetry world on stage at the iconic Winter Gardens on Morecambe Prom, with an Alt Stage in adjacent Johnnie’s. Dr John Cooper Clarke, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lemn Sissay & Henry Normal, John Hegley, Atilla the Stockbroker, Kate Fox and TS Eliot prize winner Joelle Taylor head up 72 hours of joy. A celebration of spoken words and poetic talent from across the UK. Prepare yourselves for a 3-day extravaganza. Morecambe was designed and built for entertainment, and like every Victorian seaside town it has pitched between mainstream pomp and glamour, and counterculture with its rave scene and festivals. There’s something in the water here, the joy of art and expression has carried it through and we want to share it with you. This festival will stake its claim as one of the most exciting cultural events in the country. Where the public can see how exciting, vibrant and alive the spoken word scene is in the UK.