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March 2020

CANCELLED – Women’s History Month Conference

Sunday 29 March 2020, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Our event is about the impact that women have had in the stand against social injustice and the work that has been done in the…

CANCELLED – Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 30 March 2020, 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…

CANCELLED – REWRITE – Creative Writing Courses for Black Women & Women of Colour.

Tuesday 31 March 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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Are you a Black Woman or Woman of Colour ready to start your writing journey? Join the REWRITE beginners’ course! The classes are designed to…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 31 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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…

April 2020

CANCELLED – Laurie Eaves: Biceps Book Launch

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Laurie Eaves launches his debut collection Biceps with Burning Eye Books. Biceps is a love story, following a relationship from first sparks one frosty bonfire…

CANCELLED – Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Thursday 2 April 2020, 10:30 am1:00 pm

Come and join The Modern Calligraphy Co. and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal class. Modern calligraphy is about lettering…

CANCELLED – ignitionpress Collective

Thursday 2 April 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

In an exciting and rare event, ignitionpress is proud to present a collective reading by seven poets published by the press: Lily Blacksell, Mary Jean…

CANCELLED – She Grrrowls

Friday 3 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

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,…

CANCELLED – Modern calligraphy Masterclasses

Saturday 4 April 2020, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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One event on Sunday 5 April 2020 at 10:00 am

Unique in the UK, The Modern Calligraphy Co. Nib and Brush Live Event Masterclasses have been designed to give you the skills and confidence you…

CANCELLED – Modern calligraphy Masterclasses

Sunday 5 April 2020, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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One event on Sunday 5 April 2020 at 10:00 am

Unique in the UK, The Modern Calligraphy Co. Nib and Brush Live Event Masterclasses have been designed to give you the skills and confidence you…

CANCELLED – Exiled Lit Café

Monday 6 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Performance by exiled writers on a range of themes. Interactive activities with audience. Open Mic. Frequently music by Exiled musicians/singers, sometimes video. Under 18’s must be…

CANCELLED – REWRITE – Creative Writing Courses for Black Women & Women of Colour.

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Are you a Black Woman or Woman of Colour ready to start your writing journey? Join the REWRITE beginners’ course! The classes are designed to…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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…

CANCELLED – Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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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…

CANCELLED – Farrago

Friday 10 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

OPEN TO ANY POET SLAM! Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY Poet wins a prize! FEATURES TBC Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Show starts…

CANCELLED – Craft of Poetry course for Refugees and Migrants

Saturday 11 April 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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It is aimed at refugees and migrants who are already writing a little and will be a wonderful opportunity for them to create new work and…

CANCELLED – Platform 1

Saturday 11 April 2020, 7:30 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…

CANCELLED – European Poetry Festival : Latvian poets in collaboration!

Monday 13 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

A celebration of contemporary Latvian poetry sees four of Latvia’s most inventive and eminent contemporary poets come to London to present brand new collaborations with…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 14 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

[UPDATED] Stanza Bonanza: featuring poets from Oxford and Reading

Wednesday 15 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways we…

[UPDATED] The Poetry Review Spring issue launch

Friday 17 April 2020, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways we…

CANCELLED – Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Saturday 18 April 2020, 10:30 am1:00 pm

Come and join The Modern Calligraphy Co. and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal class. Modern calligraphy is about lettering…

CANCELLED – artBLAB

Saturday 18 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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One event on Saturday 18 April 2020 at 7:00 pm

Four artists. Four talks. One evening not to miss. Come and listen to four artists talking about art and its whereabouts – from up-and-coming young…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

CANCELLED – Exiled Writers Ink Craft of Poetry workshops for refugees and migrants for Post-Beginners

Wednesday 22 April 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 6:00 pm

Poetry Discussion – Writing Exercises – Feedback – Development. Read the poems of writers from around the world, respond to a poetry point and writing…

CANCELLED – Pen-Ting Poetry

Wednesday 22 April 2020, 6:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, happening 4 times

The freshest poetry open mic in London returns to The Poetry Café for 2020! Join the Pen-Ting crew, bringing you the waviest of poetry waves…

CANCELLED – Indigo Dreams Presents 4 Poets

Thursday 23 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

This will be a dazzling, eclectic, unresolved, thought-provoking whirlwind of an evening that brings together four poets recently published by Indigo Dreams Press. Alyson Hallett…

CANCELLED – How to get your book published

Friday 24 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

  HOW TO GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WORKSHOP WITH MARIA MCCARTHY Whether you’d love to produce the definitive non-fiction work on a topic you’re fascinated…

CANCELLED – The Whole Story

Friday 24 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Whole Story is a new poetry, prose and music night run by Rachel Piercey and Will Pittam. Every fourth Friday of the month, we…

CANCELLED – How to get your book published

Saturday 25 April 2020, 10:30 am1:30 pm

HOW TO GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WORKSHOP WITH MARIA MCCARTHY Whether you’d love to produce the definitive non-fiction work on a topic you’re fascinated by,…

CANCELLED – The Shuffle

Saturday 25 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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the hothouse of contemporary poetry   A friendly evening of invited poets, both established and developing, sometimes put together with a cutting edge theme.  …

CANCELLED – Smooth WordPlay

Monday 27 April 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

A collision of music and poetry. Kito Fortune’s Poetry and Music is partnered with Nate Holder’s Smooth Saxophone and you don’t want to miss this…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

CANCELLED – Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Come and join The Modern Calligraphy Co. and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal class. Modern calligraphy is about lettering…

CANCELLED – Launch of The Unmapped Woman by Abegail Morley

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 7:15 pm9:15 pm

Join Abegail Morley, Robert Peake and Katie Griffiths at the Poetry Cafe for the launch of Abegail’s new collection The Unmapped Woman. This deeply moving…

May 2020

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 5 May 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

CANCELLED – Farrago

Friday 8 May 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

OPEN TO ANY POET SLAM! Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY Poet wins a prize! FEATURES TBC Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Show starts…

CANCELLED – Platform 1

Saturday 9 May 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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This event has been cancelled. So sorry for the inconvenience. Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts.…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 12 May 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

[UPDATED] Stanza Bonanza: featuring poets from Greenwich and Portsmouth

Wednesday 13 May 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways we…

CANCELLED – Survivors Poetry

Thursday 14 May 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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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…

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