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May 2019

The Shuffle

Saturday 25 May 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

This month – The Far-Flung Shuffle Gale Burns and Selina Rodrigues present a reading from far and wide: Usha Akella, (Texas, USA), Paddy Bush (Ireland),…

Bank Holiday

Monday 27 May 2019

The café is closed for Late May Bank Holiday.

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 8:00 am5:00 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…

Arenig Poetry Showcase

Wednesday 29 May 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Three poets published by Arenig Press will be reading from their poetry collections and pamphlets.  Simon Cockle will be reading from his first full collection…

Film Club: all welcome

Thursday 30 May 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Screening of Lean on Pete (2018 Andrew Haigh) with introduction and discussion. Fifteen-year-old Charley arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray. Both of…

Small Business, BIG Results!

Friday 31 May 2019, 10:00 am4:00 pm

Small Business…BIG Results! A one day workshop with Mel Larsen, The Dream Project Coach at The Poetry Café – just 3 minutes walk from Covent…

Launch of Primers Volume 4

Friday 31 May 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The London Launch of Primers Volume Four by Lewis Buxton, Amelia Loulli and Victoria Richards.   The fourth in a series of anthologies produced as…

June 2019

Launch of ‘Isabella’

Saturday 1 June 2019, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

The event is to launch ‘Isabella’ (Smokestack Books) a collection of poems by the Italian Renaissance poet, Isabella Morra, who was murdered by her brothers…

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 3 June 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until Tuesday 30 July 2019

What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Exiled Writers: There’s No Place like Home

Monday 3 June 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Suhrab Sirat – James Ragan – Amir Darwish – Caroline Maldonado Singer, Michal Ish Horowicz Suhrab Sirat With three books published in Afghanistan, Suhrab is…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 8:00 am5:00 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…

Launch of Colin Pink’s The Ventriloquist Dummy’s Lament – Against the Grain Press

Wednesday 5 June 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Colin Pink reads from The Ventriloquist Dummy’s Lament, an ekphrastic collection of villanelles illustrated with woodcuts by the artist Daniel Goodwin. Guest reader: Mimi Khalvati…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 June 2019, 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 June 2019, 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,…

THE POEM ‘ SAVITRI ‘ By Sri Aurobindo

Saturday 8 June 2019, 1:30 pm4:30 pm

             Saturday 8th June 1.45 to 4.15 pm                                 THE POEM ‘ SAVITRI ‘                        By Sri Aurobindo                   Readings, discussion, revelatory meaning, …

Platform 1

Saturday 8 June 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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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…

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 10 June 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until Tuesday 30 July 2019

What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 11 June 2019, 8:00 am5:00 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…

Poets from Hong Kong: Sarah Howe, Mary Jean and Jennifer Wong in conversation with Prof Dorothy Wang

Wednesday 12 June 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Three poets with Hong Kong heritage or connections (Sarah Howe, Mary Jean Chan and Jennifer Wong) will read from their work, and talk to Professor…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 13 June 2019, 8:00 am5:00 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…

Farrago

Friday 14 June 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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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  

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Chicago Youth Poet Laureates: workshop

Saturday 15 June 2019, 12:00 pm2:30 pm

Join Peter Kahn and three Chicago Youth Poet Laureates for a one-off free poetry workshop for 14-17 year olds, supported by the Foyle Young Poets…

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Young Poets Takeover with Chicago Youth Poet Laureates

Saturday 15 June 2019, 4:00 pm5:30 pm Cost: Free

Get ready – on Saturday 15 June we’re hosting our fourth free Young Poets Takeover. This time we’re extremely excited to be joined by three…

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 17 June 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Brazilian poetry book launch

Monday 17 June 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Launch of the Brazilian poetry book Um Quintal e Outros Cantos (A Backyard and Other Corners), by Natan Barreto, winner of the Sosígenes Costa Poetry…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 18 June 2019, 8:00 am5:00 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…

“this exquisite corpse” Book Launch

Thursday 20 June 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

This will be a launch of a poetry collection “this exquisite corpse.” The evening will consist of a reading from the title as well as…

Looking Out From The Edge of Albion (West)

Friday 21 June 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Tim Slader will read from the first volume of work focusing on the British Isles coastline. Working with etcher, Nicola Troll, they published the first…

Writing for Resilience – Poetry Therapy Workshop

Saturday 22 June 2019, 10:00 am2:00 pm

“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” Greg Kincaid Resilience is essentially…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 22 June 2019, 3:00 pm6:00 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…

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 24 June 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 24 June 2019, 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…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 25 June 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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…

Pizzazz – Six Fabulous Poets Over-50

Thursday 27 June 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Advantages of Age – a social enterprise that promotes positive ageing co-founded by Rose Rouse, one of the poets – presents six poets who are…

Fourth Friday

Friday 28 June 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Fourth Friday is a poetry and music event  held at the  Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden. It takes place at 8pm on the fourth (not necessarily…

The Shuffle

Saturday 29 June 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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Takes place the last Saturday of each month, excluding July, August and December. Hosted by Gale Burns and Chris Beckett.  

July 2019

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 1 July 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Exiled Writers

Monday 1 July 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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  Africa-London: Outsiders Insiders Christina Fonthes, Fatima Hagi, Hasani Hasani, Amos Ruiz, Freddy Matcha and Alemu Tabeje. Music: Otto Gumaelius Christina Fonthes is a Congolese-British…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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 @ 3

Thursday 4 July 2019, 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…

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 8 July 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until Tuesday 30 July 2019

What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 9 July 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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 11 July 2019, 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 12 July 2019, 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  

Platform 1

Saturday 13 July 2019, 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

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…

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 15 July 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until Tuesday 30 July 2019

What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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…

Monday Afternoon Film Class: The Whole History of Hollywood — stars, scandals, studios and style. Tutor: John Wischmeyer

Monday 22 July 2019, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until Tuesday 30 July 2019

What is the course about? Overview of the whole Hollywood story: Origin of the studios and why they located to Los Angeles and Hollywood Beginnings…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 23 July 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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…

September 2019

Art Does Not Get You A Job: network launch

Thursday 5 September 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Welcome to the launch of a new arts network! Tonight’s event is to launch the new interdisciplinary and collaborative creative arts network art does not get…

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