Lichfield Cathedral is this month hosting its first ever poetry festival. 

The five-day event, entitled The Word and exploring the themes of ‘awe & wonder’ and ‘light in our darkness’, includes performances by poets Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Symmons Roberts. 
The festival also features numerous workshops by local poets, including current Staffordshire Poet Laureate Emily Rose Gavin. 

The Word takes place at the Cathedral from Sunday 24 to Thursday 28 November. 
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