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June 2019

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 June 2019, 12:00 pmSunday 30 June 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £70

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Judy Brown

1-1 Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 June 2019, 12:00 pmSunday 30 June 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Judy Brown and FUTURE DATES for Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

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 First Collection Shuffle

Saturday 29 June 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett present a rich array of debut collections from:   Abigail Parry Dino Mahony Pascal O’Loughlin Gale Burns   and more.…

July 2019

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Monday 1 July 2019, 12:00 pmWednesday 31 July 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

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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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…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype SOLD OUT

Monday 1 July 2019, 12:00 pmWednesday 31 July 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Judy Brown and FUTURE DATES for Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Exiled Writers

Monday 1 July 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

  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, 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 Poetry Review 109:1 spring 2019 cover image.

The Poetry Review Summer Launch

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Please join us in The Poetry Café as we celebrate the launch of the Summer issue of The Poetry Review. Introduced by Editor Emily Berry,…

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…

The Charity Project Rough Waking

Thursday 4 July 2019, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Under the motto, “Change your body; change your mind; change your life,” Zenways has been sharing meditation and yoga practice for over five years within a homeless…

She Grrrowls

Friday 5 July 2019, 9:30 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,…

Far Flung (Readings & open mic)

Saturday 6 July 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Wherever you go in the world you´ll find New Zealanders – and the Covent Garden ́s Poetry Cafe is no exception. Wellington-based friends Helen Heath,…

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, 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…

National Poetry Competition readings at Ledbury

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

(l-r) Wayne Holloway, Katie Griffiths, Ella Frears The 2018 National Poetry Competition saw 10 prize winners chosen by the judges, from over 14,000 poems. This…

“How to get your book published” Workshop with Maria McCarthy

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Whether you’d love to produce the definitive non-fiction work on a topic you’re fascinated by, write a children’s book or turn your half-finished novel into…

Dinosaur Poem Party

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join the Emma Press for an evening of dinosaur poems, to celebrate the launch of their latest children’s poetry anthology, Dragons of the Prime: Poems…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 11 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

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…

Ledbury Festival Showcase: John Masefield High School Students with Foyle Young Poets

Friday 12 July 2019, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

  (left to right: Mukahang Limbu – picture credit: Cesare Di Giglio, Phoebe Power, Lucy Thynne) Three Foyle Young Poets, Mukahang Limbu, Lucy Thynne and…

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  

“How to get your book published” Workshop with Maria McCarthy

Saturday 13 July 2019, 10:30 am1:30 pm

Whether you’d love to produce the definitive non-fiction work on a topic you’re fascinated by, write a children’s book or turn your half-finished novel into…

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…

Not News at Ten

Monday 15 July 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Not News At Ten Poets, film-makers and fashion-designers present open-ended experiments in Creative Journalism. For readers to be re-enchanted with the world, we have to…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 16 July 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…

artBLAB London

Thursday 18 July 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Five ground-breaking artists. Five laid-back talks. One evening not to miss. Join us for an evening of talks about art and its whereabouts and discover…

Launch of Jessica Mookherjee’s ‘Tigress’ (Nine Arches Press) & Julia Webb’s ‘Threat’ (Nine Arches Press)

Friday 19 July 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

This is the book launch of Nine Arches Press Poets, Jessica Mookherjee and Julia Webb. Come and celebrate two fierce collections. Jessica Mookherjee’s second collection…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 20 July 2019, 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…

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The Moon in Poetry

Sunday 21 July 2019, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

From Sappho to Li Bai, P.B. Shelley to Federico García Lorca, Warsan Shire to Alice Oswald, the moon has always loomed large in poetic traditions…

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…

ignitionpress launch of pamphlets by Joanna Ingham, Sarah Shapiro and Jennifer Lee Tsai

Monday 22 July 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre’s ignitionpress launches its latest three pamphlets by Joanna Ingham, Sarah Shapiro and Jennifer Lee Tsai. Although this event is free, we…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 23 July 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…

Iraqi Poetry Night

Thursday 25 July 2019, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

AMAR Foundation is delighted to invite you to hear three of Iraq’s celebrated expatriate poets at the Poetry Society Cafe for an informal and enlightening…

Fourth Friday

Friday 26 July 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…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Monday 29 July 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Judy Brown and Poetry Surgeries   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on…

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

Monday 29 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…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 29 July 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 School…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 30 July 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…

August 2019

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 31 August 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 31 August 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £70

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 August 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…

Exiled Writers

Monday 5 August 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

  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 6 August 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 8 August 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

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 August 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 10 August 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…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 13 August 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…

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Young Poets Network Poetry in Translation workshop with Clare Pollard

Wednesday 14 August 2019, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Have you ever translated a poem? This summer, Young Poets Network has teamed up with Modern Poetry in Translation to challenge young writers worldwide to try…

1-1 Poetry Surgery with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 17 August 2019, 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…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London

Monday 19 August 2019, 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…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 20 August 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…

September 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:00 pmMonday 30 September 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Monday 2 September 2019, 12:00 pmMonday 30 September 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £70

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…

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…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 14 September 2019, 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…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alison Chisholm, Southport

Saturday 21 September 2019, 10:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £50

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Alison Chisholm, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

October 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, via Skype

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 31 October 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during OCTOBER 2019.…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 31 October 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £70

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…

November 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during NOVEMBER 2019.…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £70

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…

December 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype

Sunday 1 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during DECEMBER 2019.…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Monday 2 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £70

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…

February 2020

Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 February 2020

Make a note in your calendars now for the next Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair! Free Verse regulars will notice The Poetry Society…

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