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August 2018

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown (Skype) SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 8:00 amFriday 31 August 2018, 5:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS POETRY SURGERY IS SOLD OUT FIND OUT MORE ABOUT Judy Brown & POETRY SURGERY & FUTURE DATES    This is a wonderful opportunity to…

1-1 feedback on your poems, John Glenday SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 12:00 pmFriday 31 August 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This session is *SOLD OUT* FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY & POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Dead [Women] Poets Society

Monday 20 August 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: Free

“slovenly needlewomen, (all our sewing came apart), dancers, players upon pipes: we have been  the queens of the whole world!” – Marina Tsvetaeva, ‘We Shall…

Young Poets Takeover 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 2:30 pm5:00 pm Cost: Free

Following the success of our first Young Poets Takeover in June, we’re delighted to announce a second. Join us in The Poetry Café for a…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Fred D’Aguiar: Translations from Memory Book Launch with Jacob Sam-La Rose

Wednesday 22 August 2018, 6:45 pm8:30 pm

A rare chance to hear Fred D’Aguiar read in the UK. Now based in the States, Fred will travel home to London to launch his…

Stanza Bonanza: poems from the Covent Garden & Greenwich Stanzas

Thursday 23 August 2018, 7:30 pm

Another great night of poetry with The Poetry Society Stanzas from Covent Garden and Greenwich – at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe. FIND THIS EVENT…

A Night of Pagan Poetry, aka The Odinburgh Fringe

Friday 24 August 2018, 7:30 pm

An open-mic event featuring poetry, stories, and talks of a Pagan, folkloric, pantheistic and polytheistic nature, featuring myth and legend of all cultures. Material is…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 25 August 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

A first for London, the Yiddish Open Mic Café welcomes short contributions in Yiddish from individuals or groups. Poetry, song, theatre pieces, sketches are all…

Cold Blooded Old Times

Saturday 25 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

  Open mic but must sign up on the Facebook event or at 7pm at the cafe- first come first serve. You do not have…

Cafe Closed for Bank Holiday

Monday 27 August 2018

Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow for Poetry Unplugged!

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Nine Arches Press Summer Soirée

Wednesday 29 August 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Throughout 2018 Nine Arches Press is celebrating 10 years of publishing. Join us for our birthday summer soirée as we celebrate the launch of two…

Alluvium: an informal research presentation on river deltas

Thursday 30 August 2018, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Deltas occur where large rivers run into a body of water that lacks sufficient force to carry away the sediment deposited by the river, leaving…

NX Panther ft Special Guests: Black Forest Ghetto Live Lounge

Friday 31 August 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

NX Panther & Special Guests Black Forest Ghetto EP Live Lounge   NX Panther (aka visual artist, Alia Pathan) is a rapper, songwriter and producer. …

September 2018

A B Jackson

1-1 feedback on your poems with A.B. Jackson, Cambridge

Saturday 1 September 2018, 10:00 am4:00 pm Cost: £70

A.B. runs one-hour sessions at 10am, 11am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm and 3pm – Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA. During your meeting, you…

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 September 2018, 12:00 pmSunday 30 September 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Find out more about John and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Nicola Jackson & Paul McGrane

Jackson & McGrane’s lovely launch party!

Saturday 1 September 2018, 6:30 pm

Two Indigo prizewinners are having a party at the Poetry Cafe – come slap them on the back and drink a glass or two! FIND…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 3 September 2018, 11:15 am4:45 pm Cost: £70

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…

Exiled Writers – Between Two Worlds 

Monday 3 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

  Sarala Estruch was born to a French mother and Indian father. She is a writer, poet and Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critic. Her poetry, fiction,…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 4 September 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Lunchtime vinyasa yoga class Vinyasa means ‘placing with awareness’ join Rachel for this thoughtful meditative yoga flow that infuses traditional vinyasa with holistic stretching and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 4 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

great weather for MEDIA: “Suitcase of Chrysanthemums” Book Launch

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums – a fearless and dynamic collection of poetry and short fiction. Based…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 September 2018, 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 at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

She Grrrowls

Friday 7 September 2018, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until Friday 2 November 2018

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night focussed on showcasing women and non-binary people in poetry and spoken word. The show consists of features acts,…

Platform 1

Saturday 8 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Angels With Bruises Book Launch

Monday 10 September 2018, 6:00 pm

This is the London Launch Event for Angels with Bruises, a collection of 39 short stories and poems, covering themes such as Murder, Revenge, Alien…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Lunchtime vinyasa yoga class Vinyasa means ‘placing with awareness’ join Rachel for this thoughtful meditative yoga flow that infuses traditional vinyasa with holistic stretching and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Henry Normal: This Phantom Breath

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £8 – £10

Henry Normal. Photo: Jim Holden. ‘The Alan Bennett of poetry’ – The Scotsman  ‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit’ – The Guardian  Last time Henry…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 13 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Survivors Poetry presents their monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles. + OPEN MIC (Please…

Farrago

Friday 14 September 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Expect the usual greatness from Farrago! Open to ANY poet SLAM! Read or perform, any subject or style. FEATURES TBC!!! Emcee: John Paul O’Neill –…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alison Chisholm, Southport

Saturday 15 September 2018, 10:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £50

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

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 15 September 2018, 10:00 am4:30 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…

Roz Goddard

1-1 feedback on your poems with Roz Goddard, Birmingham

Saturday 15 September 2018, 1:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley, B13 8AB. Easy to get to and, if it’s…

Katharine Towers

feedback on your poems with Katharine Towers, Sheffield SOLD OUT

Saturday 15 September 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – Find out more about Katharine Towers and Poetry Surgeries. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881.…

In Town Tonight: Heather Christle with Jack Underwood

Monday 17 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

A chance to hear visiting US-poet Heather Christle, author of four poetry collections (Heliopause, What Is Amazing, The Difficult Farm, and The Trees The Trees, which won the 2012…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Lunchtime vinyasa yoga class Vinyasa means ‘placing with awareness’ join Rachel for this thoughtful meditative yoga flow that infuses traditional vinyasa with holistic stretching and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Exiled Writers Ink – Craft of Poetry Workshop

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

 Calling refugees and migrants! Get Creative  Learn the Craft of Poetry Six Free Monthly Poetry Workshops for EWI Members with Catherine Temma Davidson, poet and experienced tutor…

London Launch of Rumi Weeds by Ron Geaves and New and Selected Poems by Paul Sutherland

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7:30 pm

Lunch night and reading. Bios: Ron Geaves is an historian, anthropologist and world traveller. He has been writing and performing poetry since the 1980s, participating…

Pen Ting

Thursday 20 September 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

A monthly open mic event, hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. With a focus on socio-political discourse and hip-hop, featuring a relaxed and welcoming vibe hosted…

Green Bottle Press poetry launch

Friday 21 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Green Bottle Press launches three new poetry publications for 2018. Pamela Manché Pearce Widowland, Gail McConnell Fourteen and Marc Woodward Hide Songs, will be reading…

Free Verse: The Poetry Book and Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 September 2018, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK,…

Free Verse Workshop: Putting Together a Pamphlet

Saturday 22 September 2018, 11:15 am1:45 pm Cost: £30 – £35

Putting Together a Pamphlet workshop session with Rachel Piercey The way we select, order and present our work can seriously impact the way an editor…

Free Verse Workshop: Get in the Game – building yourself a profile in poetry

Saturday 22 September 2018, 2:30 pm5:00 pm Cost: £30 – £35

Get in the Game workshop session with Rishi Dastidar Building yourself a profile in poetry All those poets whose poems you love reading – they…

Free Verse Gala Reading: Chelsey Minnis

Saturday 22 September 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm Cost: £10 – £15

The Poetry Society is excited and honoured to host this special Gala Reading with The Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study,…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Lunchtime vinyasa yoga class Vinyasa means ‘placing with awareness’ join Rachel for this thoughtful meditative yoga flow that infuses traditional vinyasa with holistic stretching and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 Games – book launch

Saturday 29 September 2018, 7:00 pm

Out-Spoken Press will be launching Harry Josephine Giles’ new poetry collection The Games with an evening of readings. In 2016, their book Tonguit (Stewed Rhubarb…

October 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Monday 1 October 2018, 12:00 pmWednesday 31 October 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

* This event is sold out * FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Exiled Writers – Between Two Worlds 

Monday 1 October 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

  Sarala Estruch was born to a French mother and Indian father. She is a writer, poet and Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critic. Her poetry, fiction,…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Lunchtime vinyasa yoga class Vinyasa means ‘placing with awareness’ join Rachel for this thoughtful meditative yoga flow that infuses traditional vinyasa with holistic stretching and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 @ 3

Thursday 4 October 2018, 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 at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Pete Atkin at the Poetry Society

Thursday 4 October 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Pete Atkin and Clive James first met as students at Cambridge University. They formed an instant rapport, with Clive’s amazing poetry translated by Pete’s gift…

She Grrrowls

Friday 5 October 2018, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until Friday 2 November 2018

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night focussed on showcasing women and non-binary people in poetry and spoken word. The show consists of features acts,…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Lunchtime vinyasa yoga class Vinyasa means ‘placing with awareness’ join Rachel for this thoughtful meditative yoga flow that infuses traditional vinyasa with holistic stretching and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Practical Visionaries: make a mini-book workshop

Thursday 11 October 2018, 6:30 pm8:30 pm Cost: £17 – £22

A poetry and collage workshop in response to the world and work of William Blake. The Practical Visionary is a collaged dialogue between Sophie Herxheimer and…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 11 October 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Survivors Poetry presents their monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles. + OPEN MIC (Please…

Farrago

Friday 12 October 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Expect the usual greatness from Farrago! Open to ANY poet SLAM! Read or perform, any subject or style. FEATURES TBC!!! Emcee: John Paul O’Neill –…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 13 October 2018, 10:00 am4:30 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…

Platform 1

Saturday 13 October 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Lunchtime vinyasa yoga class Vinyasa means ‘placing with awareness’ join Rachel for this thoughtful meditative yoga flow that infuses traditional vinyasa with holistic stretching and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Pen Ting

Thursday 18 October 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

A monthly open mic event, hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. With a focus on socio-political discourse and hip-hop, featuring a relaxed and welcoming vibe hosted…

November 2018

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype) SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 November 2018, 12:00 pmFriday 30 November 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This event is SOLD OUT: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 10 November 2018, 10:00 am4:30 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…

December 2018

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype) SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 December 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 24 December 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:00 am4:30 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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