Be Well Week: The Poetry Machine

Arts Cafe

Event Cancelled

Our visitors, students and staff are our top priority and after careful consideration on the growing concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19) we have come to the difficult decision to cancel our Be Well Week activities. This includes the Dramatherapy workshop, Poetry Writing Workshop, The Poetry Machine and Bullet Journaling Workshop. We apologise for any disappointment caused.

Visitors who would like to know the latest regarding visiting The Edge can find our most up to date details on the visit page. For University of Bath advice and guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the University webpage. You can read the latest advice from Public Health England on their webpages.

Pop by anytime between 2-4pm to co-create a poem with Beth, written in response to a warming conversation with you. Just follow the sound of her vintage typewriter and look out for the machine’s bright yellow umbrella and bubble engine!


Beth Calverley  is a slam-winning poet, creative coach and founder of The Poetry Machine. She co-creates poems in conversation with community members on a manual typewriter, helping them to express their thoughts and feelings through creativity. The Poetry Machine works with charities, companies, hospitals, universities, schools, heritage sites and festivals nationally. Beth is Poet in Residence at UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, based at South Bristol Community Hospital. Her debut collection will be launched in November 2020.

photograph credit: Sam Cavender

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