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Poems Not Bombs at the Poets’ Church

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


Bring your poems on the theme of ‘Poems not Bombs’ – or just bring your lovely poems – to our poetry open mic. Sign up 6.30 to 7pm to read. Free and everyone very welcome. Donations for wine.

Special guest readers:

  • Rachna Chowla
  • Shalini Dua
  • Syed Haider
  • Sahera Parveen
  • Fatima Kried


St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8LG – just a very short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube. Known as ‘The Poets’ Church’. Poet John Milton’s daughter Mary was baptised in the Gothic brick building in 1647. Two memorials inside the church commemorate George Chapman, the translator of Homer (buried outside) and politician and poet Andrew Marvell. The children of the poets Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley (the author of Frankenstein) were also baptised here. Twitter: @stgilesfields

  • Take EXIT 4 (Charing Cross Road)
  • Follow the pedestrian signs and after a few yards cross at the traffic lights
  • Turn left (if you look across the road you’ll see the spire of St Giles looming above the rooftops!)
  • At the next traffic lights, cross the road again and head for Denmark Street – just a few yards ahead
  • Go up Denmark Street – the church is at the end of it, on the right