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Where Poetry meets Performance


Based in Bedford, U.K. Wordsetfree works to develop live art that fuses poetry and performance, creating opportunities for spoken word work, publishing and theatrical presentation.

At our heart we look to create audience experiences that share over-looked, under-appreciated and newly emerging voices from the world of poetry, both in our local community and beyond.

Our work pays tribute to the rich vein of poetry that exists in the English Language and looks to encourage audience interaction with this art form through a variety of mediums.

We are always looking for ways to expand our networks and create new work, so if you are interested in joining on our journey get in contact.


Creative Producer: Alex Levene

Alex trained in Theatre Arts Management at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2009.

Between 2010 and 2015 he ran The Place Theatre, Bedford, promoting touring professional theatre from National and International companies as well as helping to develop and encourage new local professional and community theatre companies.

He has worked at Edinburgh Fringe and across a variety of roles within the theatre industry.

Alex is also a poet, competing in Slam Poetry events, writing and presenting his work. He has worked for the past 3 years as a Judge and MC for the Poetry By Heart competition, encouraging young people to learn and recite poetry.