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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…

Book launch: Greetings to the People of Europe! By Alemu Tebeje

Monday 22 October 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Launch co-hosted by Anglo Ethiopian Society and Tamrat Books of first bilingual Amharic/English collection of poem by dissident Ethiopian journalist/poet ALEMU TEBEJE. Readings of poems…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

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

Book now for an amazing starry performance featuring some of the most exciting new voices in contemporary poetry. Hear from ten inspiring writers who all…

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 indefinitely

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 Cafe Meditation

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 1:00 pm1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

If you seek balance and an efficient method to release stress and learn to live at ease, join this Meditation Class for calm. Create your…

This is not a dress: exploring emotional narratives through clothing

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 2:30 pm5:30 pm

Would you like to investigate the feelings and memories your clothing holds through a creative storytelling process, and find the poetry that is stitched along…

Exiled Writers Ink Monthly Poetry Workshop

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

  Learn a new skill each month 6 Poetry workshops First Floor Studio, Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (Nearest tube: Covent Garden…

Dead Dogs Don’t Bark – Launch Event!

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Tolu A Akinyemi invites you to the book launch for the second collection in his poetry series, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark. The night is a…

ignitionpress launch

Thursday 25 October 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

ignitionpress, from Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, launches its next two poetry pamphlets by Belinda Zhawi, and Natalie Whittaker. Although this event will not be ticketed,…

Fourth Friday

Friday 26 October 2018, 8:00 pm11:00 pm

Poetry: Sue Dymoke, Jonathan Taylor & Ruth O’Callaghan; music: Suit ‘n’ Carmen.  Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​    

Awakening Your Dreams: A Poetry Therapy Workshop

Saturday 27 October 2018, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

“The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.” – Raphael Saadiq Shaping our dreams and moulding…

The Autumn Shuffle

Saturday 27 October 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

London’s changeling poetry series, every last Saturday at The Poetry Café.   Gale Burns and Chris Beckett present a moulting of fine poets, including  …

A day at the beach 2018 by Annette Visser

Exhibition Celebration: Lost in Paper

Monday 29 October 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Lost in Paper: Collages by Annette Visser with Poetry by IG Karfield Exhibition 29 October–1 December 2018 • Opening event 29 October – all welcome!…

Poetry Cafe Yoga

Tuesday 30 October 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

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 indefinitely

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…

Dead [Women] Poets Society: Halloween Edition

Wednesday 31 October 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 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…

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…

Curious Verses’ Cellar Door Hafla

Thursday 1 November 2018, 8:00 pm11:00 pm

The Cellar Door Hafla: “SEASONS” Join the students, friends and teachers of Curious Verses at the Cellar Door Hafla, as we celebrate the changing of…

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 Sunday 31 March 2019

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 of the First World War – A Day of Talks

Saturday 3 November 2018, 10:00 am4:00 pm

“This book is not about heroes. English Poetry is not yet fit to speak of them. Nor is it about deeds, or lands, nor anything…

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  world’s landmark poetry prizes, we hear from four past and present winners, including Philip Gross, who won first…

Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass with Roger Robinson

Saturday 3 November 2018, 1:00 pm6:00 pm

Out-Spoken’s Poetry Masterclass is a monthly three hour weekend workshop which is facilitated by leading UK/US poets.   This month’s masterclass is led by spoken-word…

Book Launch: Myra Schneider ‘Lifting the Sky’

Saturday 3 November 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Ward Wood Publishing presents the launch of Myra Schneider’s latest collection ‘Lifting the Sky’. Myra Schneider’s tenth collection, ‘Lifting The Sky’, explores the theme of…

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…

Exiled Writers – From the Outside, the exiled viewpoint

Monday 5 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

with Homan Yousofi (poet) and Aydin Mehmet Ali (prose writer) and others to be announced   Open Mic   Host: Abbas Faiz, Exiled Writers Ink committee…

Kitchen Sink Film Club – Saturday night and Sunday morning (1960 Karel Reisz.). Introduced screening plus discussion.

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 6:45 pm8:45 pm

The first two “kitchen sink” films made by Woodall Films were Look Back in Anger and The Entertainer but Saturday Night/Sunday Morning was the real…

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 indefinitely

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…

D & W Autumn Showcase

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

This is a celebration and showcase of some of the most recent publications by Dempsey & Windle publishing, led by the publishers, Janice and Dónall…

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…

Collection Launch: Tessa Foley, Chalet Between Thick Ears

Monday 12 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Live Canon launch Tessa Foley’s debut collection ‘Chalet Between Thick Ears’, shortlisted for the Live Canon first collection prize. Tessa Foley is originally from Flitwick,…

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 indefinitely

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…

Launch reading Grey Hen Press anthology Songs for the Unsung

Friday 16 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

This will be the London launch of the 2018 Grey Hen Press anthology Songs for the Unsung. There will be several participants (names will be…

Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass with Sam Sax

Saturday 17 November 2018, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Out-Spoken are hosting a special one-off Poetry Masterclass with acclaimed US poet sam sax. The session will explore the themes of sexuality, gender and conformity…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 17 November 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 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…

SLAMbassadors Showcase

Sunday 18 November 2018, 4:00 pm6:30 pm

Join poetry legend Joelle Taylor at King’s Place, London, as she presents the next big names in spoken word. Seven incredible young talents will share…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 19 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 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…

Kitchen Sink Film Club – The loneliness of the long distance runner (1961 Tony Richardson). Introduced screening plus discussion.

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 6:45 pm8:45 pm

a 1962 British coming-of-age film based on Alan Sillitoe’s short story. Rebellious youth (Tom Courtenay) is sentenced to a borstal (‘Approved School’) and gains privileges…

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 indefinitely

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 Poetry Workshop

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Offered by Catherine Temma Davidson, poet and experienced tutor. Catherine Temma Davidson is a published poet, novelist and essayist who has won numerous awards for…

Collection Launch: Sue Burge, In the Kingdom of Shadows

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Live Canon launch Sue Burge’s debut collection ‘In the Kingdom of Shadows’, shortlisted for the Live Canon first collection prize. Sue Burge is a freelance…

Blue Door Press Poetry Launch

Thursday 22 November 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The launch of a new anthology from Blue Door Press. Stories & Lies How can we ever get our full family story when some people…

Fourth Friday

Friday 23 November 2018, 8:00 pm11:00 pm

Poetry: Jehane Mitchell & Donald Gardner; music Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke. Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​    

A Nod to the Here and Now

Saturday 24 November 2018, 1:00 pm4:30 pm

When all the world seems to be losing their heads in a whirl of chaos, take some worthwhile time out to find your feet and…

The Shuffle

Saturday 24 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

London’s changeling poetry series, every last Saturday at The Poetry Cafe.

The Soil Never Sleeps – London launch

Monday 26 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Poetry: London launch of “The Soil Never Sleeps” by Adam Horovitz, supported by Katy Evans-Bush reading from “Broken Cities” (pb Smith/Doorstop Books). Open Mic –…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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…

Launch of collection Someone was here

Thursday 29 November 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Lunch of Kathryn Southworth’s debut poetry collection Someone was here published by Indigo Dreams. This is a free event. Anyone is welcome to attend. Suitable…

South Bank Poetry 10th Year Anniversary Launch

Friday 30 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

A launch of the 10th anniversary issue of South Bank Poetry Magazine with live poetry reading from Poets. Listen to the best new voices in…

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…

Book launch ‘Just Because’

Saturday 1 December 2018, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Launch of ‘Just Because’ (Smokestack Books) by Neetha Kunaratnam. Readings by Sarah Westcott and Neetha Kunaratnam Disclosures: Cannot guarantee there won’t be political commentary. Poems…

Robert Garnham : ‘In the Glare of the Neon Yak’

Saturday 1 December 2018, 8:00 pm9:00 pm

Spoken word artist Robert Garnham returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show. Last year he was mentioned in the Guardian as having one…

Exiled Writers

Monday 3 December 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 indefinitely

Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe. First Monday of the month throughout the year at 7.30 pm​    

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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…

In Town Tonight: Hisham Bustani and friends

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £6 – £8

Save the date for a very special In Town Tonight with Hisham Bustani.  Hisham Bustani is an award-winning Jordanian author of five collections of short…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 December 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 December 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 Sunday 31 March 2019

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,…

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…

FIND YOUR CALM: Aromatic stress relief workshop

Saturday 8 December 2018, 2:30 pm5:30 pm

A deeply relaxing afternoon of aromatherapy, mindfulness and practical meditations for stress release. In this sensual workshop we will re-connect with our senses through scent,…

Platform 1

Saturday 8 December 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 Unplugged

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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 13 December 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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 13 December 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…

Yiddish Open Mic Cafe

Saturday 15 December 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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 20 December 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

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