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January 2019

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 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…

Exiled Writers Poetry Workshop

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free Monthly Poetry Workshops  for EWI Members Join Exiled Writers Ink now for 2019   With Catherine Temma Davidson, poet and experienced tutor. Register now:…

ManshenLo_The Poetry Review winter issue

The Poetry Review Winter launch

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

This event is now fully booked. Email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a space becomes available. Please…

Fourth Friday

Friday 25 January 2019, 8:00 pm

Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​ £ 8 / 6 on the door

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 26 January 2019, 2:00 pm5:00 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…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 28 January 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

We are unable to guarantee that the event will not have sensitive and/or explicit content. Our event is an open-mic where poets and writers are…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 29 January 2019, 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…

The Night Alphabet

Wednesday 30 January 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

The Night Alphabet is the new collection of short stories from Joelle Taylor, and to celebrate it she has been mentoring 3 women from marginalised…

TUTTI FRUTTI

Thursday 31 January 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

TUTTI FRUTTI book launch of prizewinning poetry collection by Konstandinos Mahoney. Dino will read, sign books, plus poets Susan Evans and David Russomano.& poems sung…

February 2019

She Grrrowls

Friday 1 February 2019, 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,…

Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass with Jack Underwood

Saturday 2 February 2019, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Out-Spoken’s Poetry Masterclass is a monthly three hour weekend workshop which is facilitated by leading UK/US poets. Our first session of 2018 will be led…

Exiled Writers

Monday 4 February 2019, 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 5 February 2019, 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…

Jane Slavin, Joseph Butler and Hannah Lowe at the Poetry Café: National Poetry Competition readings

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street
London, WC2H 9BX United Kingdom
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L-R: Jane Slavin, Joseph Butler, Hannah Lowe (photo: Hayley Madden) Before the winners are announced in March for 2018's competition, a chance to hear National Poetry Competition 2017 commended poets Jane Slavin and Joseph Butler, whose poems last year reached the top 10 out of over 13,000 entries.  They will read alongside poet Hannah Lowe, one of the three judges of that year's competition, who will be reading from her new chapbook The Neighbourhood. Jane Slavin works as a communications…

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Poetry @ 3

Thursday 7 February 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…

The Verse Club: Creative writing workshop

Thursday 7 February 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The verse club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work though poetry nights and in a published…

The Stincher Middlesex Uni exhibition

Exhibition launch: Hidden in the Lines

Thursday 7 February 2019, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Exhibition launch for ‘Hidden in the Lines’, Images by Middlesex University’s Illustration degree staff & students At The Poetry Café, 7 February, 6.30-8.30pm, FREE EVENT…

Small Business, BIG Results!

Friday 8 February 2019, 10:00 am5:00 pm

A one day workshop with Mel Larsen, The Dream Project Coach at The Poetry Café – just 3 minutes walk from Covent Garden. “Are you…

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An Entertainment for W.S. Graham

Friday 8 February 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £6 – £8

with Rachael Boast, Emily Critchley, Sarah Howe & guests “These words said welcome. Fare / Them well from what they are.” – from ‘Letter I’…

Platform 1

Saturday 9 February 2019, 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…

Secret London, Unusual Bar & Restaurants

Monday 11 February 2019, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

A Q&A with Hannah Robinson about the places in the new edition of ‘Secret London, Unusual Bars & Restaurants’. For the occasion of the Mark E…

Mark E Smith

Tribute night: Mark E Smith

Monday 11 February 2019, 7:30 pm

Notebook out plagiarists! Pay tribute to The Fall’s Mark E Smith by coming along to our special celebration. Bring your favourite Fall lyrics to read,…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 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 13 February 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free Monthly Poetry Workshops for EWI Members Join Exiled Writers Ink now for 2019 with Catherine Temma Davidson, poet and experienced tutor Register now: [email protected] First…

The Verse Club: Creative writing workshop

Thursday 14 February 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The verse club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work though poetry nights and in a published…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 14 February 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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…

AN EVENING WITH CATULLUS AND VERGIL: Roz Kaveney launches Catullus and Adam Roberts launches Wodwo Vergil

Friday 15 February 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Rome rises in the heart of London on 15 February, with the launch of two stunning new translations from Sad Press. Come join us to…

A Brexit Poetry Workshop

Saturday 16 February 2019, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Write about YOUR Brexit! How do you feel about everything you read and see? Instead of just hearing about the never ending Brexit negotiations, this…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 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…

Out-Spoken Masterclass with Fatimah Asghar

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Out-Spoken are hosting a special one-off Poetry Masterclass with acclaimed US poet Fatimah Asghar. The session will explore the theme of self-love, using poems and…

Pen Ting

Thursday 21 February 2019, 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…

Fourth Friday

Friday 22 February 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…

Yiddish Poetry Open Mic

Saturday 23 February 2019, 2:00 pm5:00 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…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 25 February 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 26 February 2019, 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 LAUNCH EVENT – Three collections and a pamphlet

Thursday 28 February 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Four members of Poetry Teignmouth have recently been published by Indigo Dreams, the award winning publisher from Devon. Sheila Aldous’ collection “Paper Boats, The Burning…

March 2019

She Grrrowls

Friday 1 March 2019, 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,…

The Shuffle

Saturday 2 March 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

 The Russian Shuffle headlining Sasha Dugdale & Peter Daniels. Hosted by Gale Burns and Chris Beckett.

Exiled Writers

Monday 4 March 2019, 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 5 March 2019, 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 @ 3

Thursday 7 March 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 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 14 March 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 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 21 March 2019, 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…

In Town Tonight: Phillis Levin & Mark Ford

Friday 22 March 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £6 – £8

Early bird bookers can buy tickets now for the latest of our ‘In Town Tonight’ events, where we welcoming a visiting writer to The Poetry…

April 2019

The Shuffle

Saturday 27 April 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Hosted by Gale Burns and Chris Beckett.

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