Punk And Poetry Come To Portobello For Bank Holiday Weekend

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 19 months ago
Punk And Poetry Come To Portobello For Bank Holiday Weekend

Pubs, bars, shops and even an adventure playground play host to a festival in Portobello over the bank holiday weekend.

Portobello Live! is back for a second year with two days of live acts, including music, cabaret and spoken word performances.

The festival opens with a group singalong, led by five local choirs in a celebration of punk rock's 40th anniversary.

Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl is the focus of the spoken word events, with a group reading of the work consisting of a mixture of classic reading and more modern interpretations.

Fancy learning to play the steel pan? Workshops are taking place too — with a chance to perform in front of the crowds.

Venues taking part include record store Rough Trade, The Rum Kitchen and Acklam Village — home to the area's famous street food market.

See the full, eclectic line-up here. One ticket gives access to all venues and acts of the festival — just exchange your ticket for a wristband on the day.

Portobello Live takes place 1-2 May. Tickets are £30 and need to be booked in advance.

Last Updated 28 April 2016