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July 2018

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 17 July 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…

Quiet. White. Gun-Runners.

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

  The event is to launch three new poetry collections: ‘The Gun-Runner’s Daughter’ by Susan Castillo Street; White Roads by Alex Josephy and Instructions for…

Pen Ting

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

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…

Body Languages – Verbal Gymnastics by Jim Anderson RE.

Exhibition launch: Apes, birds and books

Friday 20 July 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us at The Poetry Café on Friday 20 July for a celebration of ‘Apes, birds and books’ – Jim Anderson RE’s new show of…

Yiddish open mic cafe

Saturday 21 July 2018, 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…

Poetry and Shaah

Saturday 21 July 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 pm

Poetry and Shaah is a poetry open mic night that aims to promote quality poetry performances in an intimate space while encouraging artists and audience…

In Town Tonight: Leah Umansky and Ruth Padel

Monday 23 July 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

Welcome to In Town Tonight, the reading series where The Poetry Society invites a visiting poet to perform alongside a guest writer of their choice. Leah…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 24 July 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…

Latin American Poetry Night

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

‘Blackbird’s gone               – until next year’s               bonanza. He left  a simple cup nest full  of dried twigs, hairs               – courtyard detritus  barely hanging on  a…

Film Club

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Final Film Society before summer break will be showing, by popular request, Paris, Texas. Seen it? You’ll want to see it again. Not seen it? See…

Fourth Friday Summer Party

Friday 27 July 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

Music from City Ramblers Revival, poetry from Abe Gibson and JR. Voices from the floor.  It’ll have a ‘London’ theme so floor readers should bring…

The Sizzling Shuffle

Saturday 28 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Hosted by Chris Beckett, with Isobel Dixon, Chrissie Williams, Mark Waldron and Anne Berkeley, Declan Ryan, Selina Rodriguez and newcomer Adil Hussain.

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 31 July 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…

August 2018

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 2 August 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 – an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day.…

Exiled Writers

Monday 6 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

From Absence to Presence An exploration of the ambiguous line between absence and presence in Words, Film and Music   Writers: Haitham Hussein – Amir Darwish…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 August 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…

Peace sign

Poems Not Bombs

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Come and perform your poems at the Poetry Cafe. Bring poems on the theme of ‘Poems not Bombs’ – or just bring your lovely poems…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 August 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 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 10 August 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 –…

Platform 1

Saturday 11 August 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 14 August 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 16 August 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…

Young Poets Takeover 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 2:30 am5:00 am Cost: Free

Following the success of our first Young Poets Takeover in June, we’re delighted to announce a second. Join us in The Poetry Café for a…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 August 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 August 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…

September 2018

Exiled Writers

Monday 3 September 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

Hear some fantastic exiled writers and musicians and there is an Open Mic session too. First Monday of the month throughout the year at 7.30…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 4 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…

great weather for MEDIA: “Suitcase of Chrysanthemums” Book Launch

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums – a fearless and dynamic collection of poetry and short fiction. Based…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 September 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 – an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day.…

Platform 1

Saturday 8 September 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 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…

Henry Normal: This Phantom Breath

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £8 – £10

Henry Normal. Photo: Jim Holden. ‘The Alan Bennett of poetry’ – The Scotsman  ‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit’ – The Guardian  Last time Henry…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 13 September 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 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 14 September 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 –…

October 2018

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…

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