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October 2017

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 October 2017, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 October 2017, 9:00 pm Cost: 60£

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Find future dates, and more about John Glenday and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Telltale Press & Friends

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 7:30 pmWednesday 1 November 2017, 9:30 pm

The return of ‘Telltale Press & Friends’ – an evening of FREE poetry readings from founder Telltale Poets Robin Houghton & Peter Kenny, joined by…

The Divining Pool by Amanda Merritt – Poetry Reading and Launch Event

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Divining Pool by Amanda Merritt - Poetry Reading and Launch Event. Join us for the launch of this sparkling debut collection.

Songs of Resistance with Stanza Da Tre

Thursday 19 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Stanza Da Tre explores both European and South American songs of resistance and protest during World War II and South American dictatorships.

Rosary of Ghosts

Friday 20 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Launch for Grant Tarbard’s Rosary of Ghosts with special guests Chris Hardy, Helen Ivory & Martin Figura.

Poetry and Shaah

Saturday 21 October 2017, 6:30 pm10:00 pm

Poetry and Shaah is back and it’s our birthday! Come for a night of poetry performances and positive energy at Poetry Café! Tickets £4 online…

Look We Made a Book: A Workshoppy Masterclass with John Hegley

Monday 23 October 2017, 11:00 am1:00 pm Cost: 4.50£ - 7.50£

no staples in the rhymes we took and sung upon a tenter-hook we played and paid and made a book. There was tearing wearing sharing,…

John Hegley: New Poems / Old Drawings

Monday 23 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: 20£

Testing the lights and trying the mic in the newly refurbished Poetry Café comes John Hegley with a projected exhibition of dogs, birds and tortoises,…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Voices from the Crowd

Wednesday 25 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Two prize winning poets who have won the Erbacce Prize for Poetry in (2015) and (2016) This event is the official book launch for Matt…

Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Thursday 26 October 2017, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Conversation and poetry with Hollie McNish, Kate Fox and Keith Jarrett from Burning Eye Books. Show starts promptly at 7:30.  Hollie McNish won the Ted…

Fourth Friday

Friday 27 October 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Acoustic music & poetry with music from  Leon Rosselson and poetry from Steve Pottinger & John Wheeler as well as voices from the floor Hosted by Hylda…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poetry from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 28 October 2017, 10:00 am5:30 pm Cost: 60£

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Heidi Williamson, wherever you live. Heidi runs one-hour…

Autopsy. The soul of Richard Nixon.

Saturday 28 October 2017, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

The soul of Richard Nixon attempts to justify his actions. A dark comedy that poses the question: Is it correct to do the wrong thing…

Values: Compassionate Truth & The Feminine Principle

Saturday 28 October 2017, 3:00 pm6:30 pm

“Reactive people are driven by feelings, by circumstances, by conditions, by their environment. Proactive people are driven by values – carefully thought about, selected and…

The Shuffle: Publishers as Poets

Saturday 28 October 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett invite several publishers to  step into the limelight as acknowledged poets and read their own work, as well as discuss…

Homeland and exile – voices from Algeria and Syria

Monday 30 October 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Discussion and readings from the work of Algerian-born Adel Guemar and exiled Syrian Rana Abdul Fattah, authors writing on homeland and exile.

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

November 2017

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday: Skype or FaceTime

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 12:00 pmThursday 30 November 2017, 9:00 pm Cost: 60£

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live. John runs one-hour…

Telltale Press & Friends

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Telltale Press & Friends - free poetry readings from Catherine Smith, Abigail Parry, Robin Houghton and Peter Kenny.

The Poetry Cafe frontage - almost finished

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 2 November 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month – an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day.…

Exhibition Opening: “YAPPO,” SAID THE MAN – Iro Tsavala & Henry Martin

Thursday 2 November 2017, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The book YAPPO, the first collaboration between the award-winning artists Iro Tsavala and Henry Martin, tells the story of a nameless, mostly silent man, who protects…

Writing, Coffee and Conversation

Friday 3 November 2017, 11:00 am1:30 pm

Writing, Coffee and Conversation We are a friendly group interested in connecting and tapping into our creativity to discover more about ourselves through poetry, self-reflective…

Lipped Ink

Friday 3 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Lipped Ink is a monthly event at the Poetry Cafe. With poetry open mic slots, a featured poet and a unique additional slot of guided…

“Against the Grain Poetry Press launch of Anna Kisby’s debut pamphlet “All the Naked Daughters”

Saturday 4 November 2017, 6:00 pm9:30 pm

A new poetry press has been created by poets Abegail Morely (Forward Prize shortlisted for her first collection, her new collection is The Skin Diary…

Exiled Writers: Arts Across Borders

Monday 6 November 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Poetry: Abol Froushan, Afsaneh Gitiforouz, Alev Adil and Alemu Tebeje.  Theatre: Performance from ‘Evros: The Crossing River’ by Seemia Theatre plus discussion with  the director…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 November 2017, 9:00 pm10:30 pm

Survivors Poetry presents their monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles. Razz will be your…

Green Bottle Press 2017 Poet’s Launch

Friday 10 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

This is a launch for Green Bottle Press poets published in 2017. There will be readings from two pamphlets and three full collections. Kelly Sullivan…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poems from Carole Bromley, York

Saturday 11 November 2017, 10:00 am3:15 pm Cost: 55£

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Carole Bromley, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Platform 1

Saturday 11 November 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts. Performance spots available. (Arrive up to half an hour early…

Oud Night with Open-mic and Poetry

Monday 13 November 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join us for an evening filled of Oud Music open mic with poetry. Come and sign up between 6:30 and 7:00pm to be in the…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Poetry Reading by Sophie Herxheimer

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join us for the launch of ‘Velkom to Inklandt, poems in my grandmother’s inklisch’ by Sophie Herxheimer.

Steve Walter reads from When the Change Came published by Indigo Dreams

Thursday 16 November 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Steve Walter reads from his poetry pamphlet ‘When the Change Came’ published by Indigo Dreams.   ‘When the change came’ is a collection of 32…

Reading by Malene Engelund, Sarah Westcott and Jocelyn Page

Friday 17 November 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

More information to follow.

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Derby

Saturday 18 November 2017, 10:15 am12:30 pm Cost: 55£

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Khairani Barokka, Livia Franchini and Maarten van der Graaff

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies organizes an evening of poetry and fiction performed by three young authors: Maarten van der Graaff, Khairani Barokka and…

Overcoming Adversity: A Poetry Therapy Workshop

Friday 24 November 2017, 11:30 am4:30 pm

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance…

Fourth Friday

Friday 24 November 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Fourth Friday hosted by Hylda Sims.

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poetry from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 25 November 2017, 10:00 am5:30 pm Cost: 60£

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Heidi Williamson, wherever you live. Heidi runs one-hour…

D&W Pre-Christmas Launch Party

Saturday 25 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Dempsey & Windle Publishing are showcasing six of their poets and their collections, in an exciting event hosted by Dónall Dempsey. This will be a…

Candlestick Press Christmas Launch

Monday 27 November 2017, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

The London launch of Candlestick Press’s four new Christmas poetry titles (Christmas Garland, Christmas Crackers, Fourteen Festive Sonnets and Christmas Stocking).   The evening will…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Thursday 30 November 2017, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Stablemates is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

December 2017

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 5 December 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

The Poetry Cafe frontage - almost finished

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 7 December 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month – an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day.…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 12 December 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 16 December 2017, 10:00 am5:30 pm Cost: 60£

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Heidi Williamson, wherever you live. Heidi runs one-hour…

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