Literature body blames ‘difficult funding situation in the arts’ as it announces restructuring hiatus in bid to protect long-running Suffolk festival
The future of the long-running Aldeburgh poetry festival is in doubt after the Poetry Trust announced overnight that, because of funding shortfalls, all of its staff were leaving and its offices were closing.
Only a month after this year’s festival in the Suffolk seaside town, the Poetry Trust, which runs the event, said on Tuesday that“given the difficult funding situation in the arts at the moment”, it had decided it was the right time to pause and review how it operated.
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