What's On Newcastle Poetry Festival A showcase of the best UK and international poets writing today. Book Now Access Crossings, the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Festival, will be a showcase of the best UK and international poets writing today. Translation in its widest sense will be a central theme, and the festival will be packed with readings, workshops, exhibitions, translation events, films and live music. Featured poets will include Fanny Howe (winner of the Ruth Lilly Prize), poet and translator Sasha Dugdale (winner of the Forward Prize) and Ciaran Carson (winner of the TS Eliot Prize). Find out about the full programme at newcastlepoetryfestival.co.uk Book now TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE IN THE NEW YEAR Access Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.