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September 2018

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…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, via Skype

Saturday 1 September 2018, 12:00 pmSunday 30 September 2018, 10:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

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,…

Open House Weekend at the Poetry Cafe

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

We’re very pleased to be taking part in Open House Weekend for the first time. London’s hidden spaces open their doors for architectural explorers to…

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,…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 24 September 2018, 7:30 pm

The Taqasim Oud Club is an open-mic poetry and music event where amateurs and professionals are invited to share their material with fellow Taqasim Music…

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…

‘Vindication’ book launch

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Vindication is part of Arachne Press’ celebration of #WomenVote100, Poems from Sarah James, Sarah Lawson, Jill Sharp, Elinor Brooks, Adrienne Silcock and Anne Macaulay. (All…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

1-1 feedback on your poems with Rebecca Goss, London

Thursday 27 September 2018, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Rebecca Goss. Rebecca runs one-hour sessions in The…

Private Event – Closed this Evening

Thursday 27 September 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 pm

The Poetry Cafe will be closed this evening from 6:30-9:30 for a private event. We look forward to seeing you in the afternoon, or tomorrow…

Fourth Friday Special

Friday 28 September 2018, 8:00 pm11:00 pm

Fourth Friday Special – ‘Poets On Skool’ – poetry & song with something to say about schooldays, good and bad, featuring Jenny Lewis, Hylda Sims…

Ka Pai: New Zealand Poets in London

Saturday 29 September 2018, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Join us for readings from three award-winning poets from Aotearoa New Zealand: Morgan Bach, Nina Powles and Chris Tse. This is a rare opportunity to…

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…

Contains Strong Language

Sunday 30 September 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

In the 20th year of The Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award, meet some of the latest young winners of the prize, alongside poets who…

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…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 1 October 2018, 12:00 pmWednesday 31 October 2018, 10:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

Exiled Writers – Voices of Resistance from Latin America and Spain

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

Exiled Lit Cafe         Monday 1st October at 7.30 pm   Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (nearest tube: Covent…

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…

Flow

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Flow is an exciting new event from Corrupted Poetry which considers how people and things move with continual change – adapting, shifting and melting. Headline…

National Poetry Day Live

Thursday 4 October 2018, 1:00 pm8:00 pm

National Poetry Day Live is back for a free afternoon and evening of poetry in the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer. Schools Event from…

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, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm 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,…

Bright Scarf Poets

Saturday 6 October 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Like any supergroup, Peter Pegnall’s Bright Scarf poets harmonise and clash, paint with their voices, dance with their words. ‘Crazy melancholy’, ‘warmth, wit and tacit…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 8 October 2018, 11:15 am5:45 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…

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…

Manshen Lo Review cover autumn 2018

Poetry Review Autumn 2018 launch

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Please join us at a celebration of the Autumn issue of The Poetry Review in The Poetry Café. Our readers will be contributors Alison Winch,…

Waterways with Jasper Winn and Nancy Campbell

Thursday 11 October 2018, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join Canal & River Trust Writer in Residence Jasper Winn and Canal Laureate Nancy Campbell on-board Ikon’s Slow Boat as they share their work inspired…

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 pm10:30 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
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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 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…

Launch of Metastatic by Jane Lovell – Against the Grain Press

Friday 19 October 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Launch of Against the Grain’s third pamphlet of the year, Metastatic by Jane Lovell. Metastatic performed by Jane Lovell and Timothy Ades Guest poets: Alison…

Writing It Out – A evening of unflinching poetry with Claire Williamson, Christina Thatcher, and Helen Calcutt.

Saturday 20 October 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Each with her own unique approach approach to writing trauma, poets Christina Thatcher (More Than You Were, Parthion), Helen Calcutt (Unable Mother, V.Press) and Claire…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 23 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…

And the Air Sang: 20 Years of Foyle Young Poets

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Join us for readings by a gathering of ten Foyle Award-winning poets from across the decades at an event celebrating 20 years of The Poetry…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 23 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…

Fourth Friday

Friday 26 October 2018, 8:00 pm11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Tuesday 31 December 2019

Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​    

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 30 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 30 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…

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…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, via Skype

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

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 1 November 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 2 November 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm 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 in Aldeburgh: National Poetry Competition at 40

Saturday 3 November 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

To mark the fortieth year of one the poetry world’s landmark prizes, we hear from four past and present winners, including Dom Bury, winner of…

Exiled Writers – Voices of Resistance from Latin America and Spain

Monday 5 November 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 Monday 31 December 2018

Exiled Lit Cafe         Monday 1st October at 7.30 pm   Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (nearest tube: Covent…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 5 November 2018, 11:15 am5:45 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…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 6 November 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 6 November 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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 8 November 2018, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am 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 9 November 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 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…

Platform 1

Saturday 10 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 15 November 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…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 20 November 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 20 November 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…

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…

Judy Brown

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

Saturday 1 December 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 24 December 2018, 10:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

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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