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December 2018

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype) SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 December 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 24 December 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Judy Brown

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

Saturday 1 December 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 24 December 2018, 10:00 pm Cost: £60

SOLD OUT – FIND OUT MORE ABOUT Judy Brown & POETRY SURGERY & FUTURE DATES, including NOVEMBER 2018   This is a wonderful opportunity to…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 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…

Cafe Closed Today!!

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 2:00 pm

The Poetry Cafe will be closed all day today for a private function.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for Survivors Poetry!!

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 13 December 2018, 8:00 am5:00 pm

Survivors Poetry presents their monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles. This month it’s an…

A Cross-Disciplinary Music Performance in Three Acts: Rauschenberg and Cage

Thursday 13 December 2018, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

To coincide with the exhibitions ‘Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads 1975-83’ and ‘John Cage: Ryoanji’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and MusicArt supported by The Poetry Society present the world premiere…

THE ROOT VEGETABLE PETTING ZOO: VARIETY NIGHT

Friday 14 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

The Root Vegetable Petting Zoo is a variety night dedicated to a lively assortment of performance – including spoken word, music, comedy and video. Coming…

Yiddish Open Mic Cafe

Saturday 15 December 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 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…

A Proper Hedgehog Christmas

Monday 17 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

A Proper Hedgehog Christmas is the First Ever Hedgehog Poetry Press Event and sees us launch David Mark Williams’ ‘Papaya Fantasia’, Sue Burge’s ‘Lumière’ and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 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 Farrago Seasonal SLAM!

Wednesday 19 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

This is the latest instalment of the longest running poetry slam in Europe! This month’s regular show is the Farrago Seasonal SLAM!  and End of…

January 2019

Exiled Writers

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

Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe.   Why Chagos?   Mir Mahfuz Ali – Mimi Khalvati – Omar García-Obregón – Shazea Quraishi Music: Freddy Macha from Tanzania…

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Tuesday 8 January 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 31 January 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 8 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…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 10 January 2019, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Poetry @ 3 is (usually) the first Thursday of each month at the Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Amy Balog: ‘The Dying Femme Fatale’ – An Evening of Poetry and Music

Thursday 10 January 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Amy Balog performs poems from her collection ‘The Dying Femme Fatale’, published in July 2018, accompanied by guitarist Carlos Ferrao’s dark soundscapes and psychedelic riffs.…

Farrago

Friday 11 January 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

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 12 January 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…

Global Poets Corner London Slam

Monday 14 January 2019, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

A group of poets will come together to share our work, with publication and marketing such that all members of the community and public are…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 15 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…

Kayak by David Armes & Nancy Campbelll, limited edition print.

Of Water: Nancy Campbell & Robert Powell

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £5 – £7

It’s been a year since Canal Laureate Nancy Campbell started her journey up and down England’s waterways. She’s walked, paddled and cycled hundreds of miles…

Poems for the NHS London launch

Thursday 17 January 2019, 7:00 pm10:30 pm

This is London launch of Poems for the NHS, an anthology including established poets (such as multiple award winners Mimi Khalvati, Penelope Shuttle and Carol…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

1-1 feedback on your poems with Rebecca Goss, London

Friday 18 January 2019 Cost: £70

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Rebecca Goss. Rebecca runs one-hour sessions in The…

Spark: a Poetry Anthology Reading

Friday 18 January 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

We asked 44 poets to write poems inspired by Muriel Spark’s 22 novels (2 poets per novel). The result was a striking anthology of poetry…

Poetry Landscapes Workshop at Watts Gallery

Saturday 19 January 2019, 11:00 am4:00 pm

Guildford’s Watts Gallery is currently hosting Christina Rossetti: Vision and Verse – an exploration of the celebrated Victorian poet’s significant connection with visual art, bringing together…

The Fabulous Queer Shuffle

Saturday 19 January 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Celebrating some of the brightest and most exciting queer UK poets, with Andrew McMillan, So Mayer, Dean Atta, Sophie Blackwell, Richard Scott and Sogol Sur. Hosted…

Spoiler Creatives

Monday 21 January 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Spoiler Magazine is Launching 1st January 2019 and we would love for you to join us and our Featured Creatives on the 21st January as…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 22 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…

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:…

Velta Snikere, 4 Lines and a Celebration

Thursday 24 January 2019, 6:30 pm10:00 pm

Velta Sniķere is a celebrated Latvian poet and the event features a book launch of her translations of traditional Latvian poems. Academic Sintija Kampāne will…

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

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Friday 1 February 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 28 February 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on…

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,…

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…

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…

Farrago

Friday 8 February 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 –…

March 2019

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Friday 1 March 2019, 12:00 pmSunday 31 March 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on…

National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings at Kings Place

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Join us for readings and new commissions from some of the UK’s finest writers.  The Poetry Society presents a dazzling line-up of ten poets who…

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

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

Monday 1 April 2019, 12:00 pmTuesday 30 April 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 APRIL 2019.…

May 2019

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

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 31 May 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 MAY 2019.…

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