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April 2019

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

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

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, 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 via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

The Craft of Poetry

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

For refugees and migrants Free monthly workshops for Exiled Writers Ink members. with Catherine Temma Davidson, poet and experienced tutor   https://www.facebook.com/ExiledWriters/ [email protected] 020-8458 1910…

Plan for the Abduction of J. G. Ballard, Book Launch.

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Jeremy Reed’s & Audrey Szasz’s experimental novel Plan for the Abduction of J. G. Ballard, with an…

Hot Dog Books and Trouser Books: poetry & folded book workshop

Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:30 am4:30 pm Cost: £45 – £55

How would your poems look presented in a Hot Dog book? Or a Trouser book? What about a Jacob’s Ladder Accordion Flexagon book? To coincide with…

Exhibition celebration: Ceri Amphlett’s Knee Deep

Thursday 25 April 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Meet the artist at a free celebration of our latest Café exhibition… Join us for a celebration of Ceri Amphlett’s Knee Deep, an exhibition of…

Film Club

Thursday 25 April 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Lean on Pete  Beyond the Kitchen Sink Film Club: Recent Realist British Films [email protected] /// The event takes place in the studio. Andrew Haigh is the…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

Feedback on your poems with Rebecca Goss, London SOLD OUT

Friday 26 April 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* FIND OUT MORE ABOUT REBECCA, AND FUTURE DATES This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Fourth Friday

Friday 26 April 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…

Annual Joint event of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship and Wilfred Owen Association

Saturday 27 April 2019, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Our annual Spring event in London is an informal get-together with talks by two speakers on topics related to Sassoon and Owen. This year’s speakers…

The Glorious Spring Shuffle

Saturday 27 April 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett present a rich array of fine poets from near and far:   Erik Lindner (Holland) Kate Noakes (London) Tom Weir…

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Monday 29 April 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 a…

Launch of Life Lessons, poetry by Richard Aronowitz

Monday 29 April 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Richard Aronowitz, whose poems were shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize and the Bridport Prize, will be reading from his debut collection “Life Lessons”…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 30 April 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 15 May 2019, 10:30 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…

May 2019

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 31 May 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

SOLD OUT – FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY AND POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis…

THE AIR THAT DREW AWAY: Record Launch

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Join Welsh vocalist, musician, actor and film-industry performance coach – Michael L. Roberts – to celebrate the record-launch of ‘The Air That Drew Away’. Through a…

Exhibition celebration: Tonewood – Lawrence Impey & Sue Rose

Thursday 2 May 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

At The Poetry Café, 2 May, 6.30-8.30pm, FREE EVENT – all welcome! Join us for a special celebration of the latest Poetry Café exhibition, Tonewood…

She Grrrowls

Friday 3 May 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night focused on showcasing women and non-binary people in poetry and spoken word. The show consists of features acts,…

Exhibition celebration: Blackrock Sequence – David Butler & Jim Butler

Saturday 4 May 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

At The Poetry Café, 4 May, 4-6pm, FREE EVENT – all welcome! Join us for a special celebration of the latest Poetry Café exhibition, Blackrock…

Only Air book launch

Saturday 4 May 2019, 8:00 pm9:30 pm

1n 1996 Stephen Lightbown, aged 16, went sledging in the snow, hit a tree and suffered a life changing accident which left him paralysed. In…

Carcanet International Poets: Sheri Benning & Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Monday 6 May 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

A rare chance to hear two of Carcanet’s pre-eminent international poets in London: Chris Wallace-Crabbe, visiting from Australia, and Sheri Benning, visiting from Canada. Chris…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 22 May 2019, 10:30 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…

People of the Promised Land – King David and Solomon

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Part of Bible Study series on People of the Promised Land. The informal evening will commence with a group discussion on 1 Kings 1 –…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 9 May 2019, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 May 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…

Farrago

Friday 10 May 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 – [email protected]

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

Saturday 11 May 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…

Understanding the Mother-Daughter Relationship – Poetry Therapy Workshop

Saturday 11 May 2019, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

“The mother-daughter relationship is an essential, powerful force in every woman’s life. When a woman understands more about her relationship with her mother and her…

Platform 1

Saturday 11 May 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…

Exiled Writers

Monday 13 May 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe, usually first Monday of the month throughout the year at 7pm.  This merry, merry, month of May In celebration of all…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 29 May 2019, 10:30 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…

Dirt

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Dirt is compulsive behaviour, undignified things and a source of life – poets and artists consider how dirt can damage or become beautiful. With Sophie…

The London launch of Zebra by Ian Humphreys

Thursday 16 May 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Join us for the London launch of Zebra – the debut poetry collection from Ian Humphreys. Published by Nine Arches Press, the book shimmers with music, wit and…

Katrina Naomi launches Typhoon Etiquette with Hannah Lowe

Friday 17 May 2019, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us for the third Verve Poetry Press London launch event of 2019! Katrina Naomi will be launching her wonderful and much praised pamphlet Typhoon Etiquette. We…

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Poem-A-Thon at the Poetry Cafe

Saturday 18 May 2019, 12:00 pm10:00 pm

  A non-stop Poem-a-Thon featuring an astonishing line-up of sixty poets over ten hours raising money for The Poetry Society. Each poet will read for…

Tall-lighthouse-redux

Monday 20 May 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

double book launch – Julie Morrissy & Brendan Cleary. Julie Morrissy – Where, the Mile End & Brendan Cleary – Do Horses Fly? Julie Morrissy…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 May 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 5 June 2019, 10:30 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…

Fourth Friday

Friday 24 May 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 25 May 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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Hosted by Gale Burns and Chris Beckett.

Bank Holiday

Monday 27 May 2019

The café is closed for Late May Bank Holiday.

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 May 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 12 June 2019, 10:30 pm
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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…

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

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…

Exiled Writers

Monday 3 June 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 4 June 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 19 June 2019, 10:30 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…

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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 11 June 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 Unplugged

Tuesday 11 June 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 26 June 2019, 10:30 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 13 June 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…

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

Saturday 15 June 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 18 June 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 Unplugged

Tuesday 18 June 2019, 7:30 pmWednesday 3 July 2019, 10:30 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…

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…

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…

September 2019

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

Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:00 pmMonday 30 September 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 SEPTEMBER 2019.…

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.…

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