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August 2016

Bank Holiday – Cafe Closed

Monday 29 August 2016

Bank Holiday – Cafe Closed

Poetry @ 3

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Poetry @ 3 is USUALLY first Thursday of the month but changed on this occasion to the last WEDNESDAY of August – open mic for…

great weather for MEDIA – Book Celebration

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker – a fearless and dynamic collection of poetry and…

September 2016
The Poetry Cafe all boarded up

Poetry Café closed for refurbishment…

Thursday 1 September 2016Monday 5 June 2017

The Poetry Café will open for events from 12 June! Check the calendar to find out what’s going on, and keep your eyes peeled for…

Regular Café Events – Relocation Information

Thursday 1 September 2016, 8:00 amWednesday 31 May 2017, 5:00 pm

During the closure period, many of our great events have found temporary venues in order to continue serving you up with great poetry, music, and…

Katrina Naomi

Feedback on your poetry from Katrina Naomi SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 September 2016, 10:00 amFriday 30 September 2016, 12:00 pm Cost: £55

This Surgery is sold out but find out more about Katrina’s Poetry Surgeries and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Poetry Surgery with John Glenday – SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 September 2016, 12:00 pmFriday 30 September 2016, 8:00 pm Cost: £55

This event is sold out – Find future dates, and more about John Glenday and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

BBC Proms Extra Lates: Andrew McMillan

Thursday 1 September 2016, 10:00 pm11:00 pm

BBC Proms Extra, in association with The Poetry Society, presents a series of late-night events at the Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall pairing…

Feedback on your poems from Alison Chisholm, Southport

Saturday 3 September 2016, 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…

‘I look upon fine Phrases like a Lover’: Keats’s Shakespearean Quotations

Tuesday 6 September 2016, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

2016 offers the occasion for two celebrations – two hundred years after Keats’s first published poem, and four hundred after the death of his ‘great…

BBC Proms Extra Lates: Chrissy Williams

Wednesday 7 September 2016, 10:00 pm11:00 pm

BBC Proms Extra, in association with The Poetry Society, presents a series of late-night events at the Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall pairing…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poems from Carole Bromley

Saturday 17 September 2016, 10:00 am3:15 pm Cost: £55

Find out more about Carole Bromley and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and…

Katrina Naomi

Feedback on your poetry from Katrina Naomi, Penzance (September)

Monday 19 September 2016, 10:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £45

“Just to say that Friday afternoon with Katrina was a treat! I am v v v pleased.” – Loeke Stok  This is a wonderful opportunity…

Paul Muldoon – Selected Poems 1968-2014

Monday 19 September 2016, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with Paul Muldoon, presented in partnership with Faber Members. As he publishes his most comprehensive volume of selected poems,…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 24 September 2016, 1:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

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…

SOLD OUT – culturED: Teacher networking event

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 4:30 pm6:30 pm

A free twilight inspiration and meeting space, connecting teachers and schools with leading cultural organisations in Camden and Islington.

October 2016
Judy Brown

Poetry Surgery, Derby SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 October 2016, 10:15 am12:30 pm Cost: £55

This event is sold out. Find out more about Poetry Surgery, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Poetry Surgery with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 October 2016, 12:00 pmMonday 31 October 2016, 8:00 pm Cost: £55

SOLD OUT but Find future dates, and more about John Glenday and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Poetry Garden

Poetry in the Piazza

Thursday 6 October 2016, 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Join us in our pop-up Poetry Garden, outside the main entrance of London Transport Museum, to celebrate National Poetry Day 2016. We will be exploring…

PJ Harvey. Credit: Anna van Kooij

National Poetry Day Live

Thursday 6 October 2016, 1:00 pm6:45 pm

National Poetry Day Live is a FREE celebration of all things poetry, presented by The Poetry Society and Southbank Centre. This year features readings from…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poems, with Carole Bromley, York – October

Saturday 8 October 2016, 10:00 am3:15 pm Cost: £55

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

Jan Wagner

European Voices at Winchester Poetry Festival

Saturday 8 October 2016, 5:30 pm6:45 pm

The Poetry Society presents an event at Winchester Poetry Festival, which runs from 7-9 October 2016. Featuring Tara Bergin, Jane Draycott and Jan Wagner: three poets…

Colette Bryce

Poetry Surgery with Colette Bryce SOLD OUT

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 10:00 am3:00 pm Cost: £70

This event is sold out but find out more about Poetry Surgeries with Colette Bryce This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on…

The Poetry Review autumn launch

Friday 21 October 2016, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Join us to launch the newest issue of The Poetry Review, guest co-edited by Kayo Chingonyi and featuring readings from contributors Sophie Robinson, Paul Adrian…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson SOLD OUT

Saturday 22 October 2016, 1:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

This Surgery is SOLD OUT but find out more about Heidi and Poetry Surgery, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Lemn Sissay performing

SLAMbassadors National Final

Sunday 30 October 2016, 5:00 pm8:00 pm

  The SLAMbassadors UK National Final is back at the legendary 100 Club, to once again fly the flag, sound the horn, and shout itself…

November 2016

Poetry Surgery with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Tuesday 1 November 2016, 12:00 pmWednesday 30 November 2016, 8:00 pm Cost: £55

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

Commemorating the First World War – Poems on the Underground

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 6:30 pm10:00 pm

Poems on the Underground presents ‘The Pity of War’, with guest poet Michael Rosen, Apollo Chamber Players, and conductor David Chernaik. The premier of War Poems…

St Giles Church

Stanza Bonanza: Brixton v Palmers Green

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Another lovely evening of poetry from two of The Poetry Society’s Stanzas. While the Poetry Cafe is closed for refurbishment, the venue is St Giles-in-the-Fields,…

Poetry@3

Poetry @ 3.30

Thursday 3 November 2016, 3:30 pm5:00 pm

Open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day. Hosted by The Poetry Society’s Paul McGrane. No booking required, just…

Eric Berlin accepting his award.

National Poetry Competition winners at Poetry in Aldeburgh

Saturday 5 November 2016, 11:30 am12:30 pm

The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition has a record of identifying the future stars of poetry. Join us to celebrate winners of the competition with…

Beginning to See the Light

Beginning to See the Light at Poetry in Aldeburgh

Saturday 5 November 2016, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

From high noon to neon-lit midnight, from the hum of a strip light to the gleam of the moon, poems to trace the course of…

The Poetry Review 106:2, Summer 2016

The Poetry Review Editors’ Masterclass at Poetry in Aldeburgh

Sunday 6 November 2016, 10:00 am11:00 am

The Poetry Review‘s editor, Maurice Riordan leads an editorial masterclass with poets Emily Berry and Kayo Chingonyi, who have just joined Riordan as the latest…

Emily Berry, Eric Berlin & Jack Underwood – with Faber Members

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of poetry with three astonishing poets that aren’t afraid to confront and interrogate painful and darkly comic truths in their work. Presented…

The Bluecoat at dusk

Poetry at the Bluecoat with Eric Berlin, Zaffar Kunial & Helen Tookey

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us for readings from poets Zaffar Kunial and Helen Tookey, plus one of the first UK readings by the winner of The Poetry Society’s National…

Ear Training for Poets: A Primer in Prosody – SOLD OUT

Saturday 12 November 2016, 11:00 am4:00 pm Cost: £30 - £40

Join Eric Berlin, winner of the National Poetry Competition 2015, for an all-day creative workshop in ear training for poets while he visits the UK…

Commemorating the First World War – Poems on the Underground

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Poems on the Underground presents WAR POEMS: the dead returning lightly dance A programme of poetry and music commemorating the First World War and the wars that…

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The Poetry Society AGM 2016

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Formal business begins at approx. 7pm, followed by drinks and a free celebratory reading by Geraldine Clarkson, Ian Humphreys and Pat Winslow. Geraldine is the winner of…

St Giles Church

Poems not Bombs – at the Poets’ Church

Thursday 24 November 2016, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Bring your poems on the theme of ‘Poems not Bombs’ – or just bring your lovely poems – to our poetry open mic. Sign up…

Judy Brown

Poetry Surgery with Judy Brown, Derby

Saturday 26 November 2016, 10:15 am Cost: £55

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…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson SOLD OUT

Saturday 26 November 2016, 1:00 pm6:00 pm Cost: £55

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

Katrina Naomi

Feedback on your poems from Katrina Naomi, Penzance

Monday 28 November 2016, 3:30 pm6:30 pm Cost: £45

“Just to say that Friday afternoon with Katrina was a treat! I am v v v pleased.” – Loeke Stok This is a wonderful opportunity…

Katrina Naomi

Feedback on your poems from Katrina Naomi, via Skype

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 3:30 pm6:30 pm Cost: £55

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katrina Naomi, wherever you live. Katrina runs one-hour…

St Giles Church

Poetry @ 3

Wednesday 30 November 2016, 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton and Andrew Marvell! Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church! In a pulpit (not compulsory)!…

December 2016

Poetry Surgery with John Glenday via Skype SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 December 2016, 12:00 pmSaturday 31 December 2016, 8:00 pm Cost: £55

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

The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree lighting up ceremony

Thursday 1 December 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

In one of London’s favourite traditions, The Poetry Society and the Royal Norwegian Embassy are once again wrapping the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in Poetry, to celebrate the…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poems, with Carol Bromley, York SOLD OUT

Saturday 3 December 2016, 10:00 am3:15 pm Cost: Free - £55

This event is Sold Out Find out more about Carole Bromley and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Robert Peake

Feedback on your poetry with Robert Peake, St Albans

Saturday 3 December 2016, 10:30 am4:15 pm Cost: £50

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your work one-to-one with Robert Peake, a poet with an international perspective. Robert takes a friendly and sincere…

Calum Drysdale at the Poets' Church

Poems Not Bombs at the Poets’ Church

Monday 5 December 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton, and Andrew Marvell! Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church! In a pulpit (not compulsory)!…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems via Skype with Heidi Williamson

Saturday 17 December 2016, 1:00 pm6:00 pm Cost: £55

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…

Art Russe: The Art Of Storytelling

Wednesday 21 December 2016Friday 6 January 2017

In a new cultural partnership with Art Russe, The Poetry Society has commissioned seven poets to create new works, inspired by seven paintings from one…

January 2017

Feedback on your poems from John Glenday SOLD OUT

Monday 2 January 2017, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 January 2017, 8:00 pm Cost: £55

This session is SOLD OUT but find future dates, and more about John Glenday and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Malisa Elliott

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 12 January 2017, 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton and Andrew Marvell! Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church. Open mic for poets who…

Poems Not Bombs at the Poets’ Church

Wednesday 25 January 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Bring your poems on the theme of ‘Poems not Bombs’ – or just bring your lovely poems – to our poetry open mic. Sign up…

Judy Brown

Poetry Surgery with Judy Brown, Derby SOLD OUT

Saturday 28 January 2017, 10:15 am Cost: £55

This session is sold out but find out more about Judy Brown and Poetry Surgery – and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems via Skype with Heidi Williamson SOLD OUT

Saturday 28 January 2017, 1:00 pm6:00 pm Cost: £55

This session is now SOLD OUT but you can find out more about Heidi and Poetry Surgery, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity…

February 2017

Personal feedback on your poems with John Glenday, via Skype

Wednesday 1 February 2017, 12:00 pmTuesday 28 February 2017, 8:00 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. John runs one-hour…

Feedback on your poems with Alison Chisholm, Southport

Saturday 4 February 2017, 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…

Jen Hadfield

One-to-One Poetry Sessions with Jen Hadfield

Monday 6 February 2017, 2:00 pmTuesday 7 February 2017, 5:00 pm Cost: £55

T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet Jen Hadfield, currently based in Glasgow, will be in London to read at The Poetry Review winter launch, and we’ve…

The Poetry Review winter launch

Tuesday 7 February 2017, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Join us to launch the latest, Winter 2017 issue of The Poetry Review, in the company of co-editors Maurice Riordan – who is celebrating his…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poems, York SOLD OUT

Saturday 11 February 2017, 10:00 am3:15 pm Cost: £55

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – Find out more about Carole Bromley and Poetry Surgery, including future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss…

Nick Flynn photograph

Nick Flynn, Vahni Capildeo & Rachael Allen

Monday 20 February 2017, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

The Poetry Society and Faber Members present a rare opportunity to hear the acclaimed American poet Nick Flynn reading his work. Appearing alongside Vahni Capildeo,…

Jan Wagner, photo Alberto Novelli, Villa Massimo

The Poetry Society Annual Lecture with Jan Wagner – Oxford

Monday 20 February 2017, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Our next Annual Lecture, presented in Oxford in partnership with New College Oxford, will be given by the German poet and translator, Jan Wagner. The…

Jan Wagner, photo Alberto Novelli, Villa Massimo

The Poetry Society Annual Lecture with Jan Wagner – Liverpool

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Our next Annual Lecture, and the University of Liverpool’s Kenneth Allott Lecture, will be given by the German poet and translator, Jan Wagner.  The Shedding…

Jan Wagner, photo Alberto Novelli, Villa Massimo

The Poetry Society Annual Lecture with Jan Wagner – London

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 7:00 pm8:30 pm Cost: £8 - £10

Our next Annual Lecture, presented in London as part of the Poetry And... series in partnership with King’s College London, will be given by the…

Poems Not Bombs at the Poets’ Church

Thursday 23 February 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton, and Marvell! Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church! Bring poems on the theme of…

Judy Brown

Personal feedback on your poems from Judy Brown, Derby

Saturday 25 February 2017, 10:15 am12:30 pm Cost: £55

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…

Heidi Williamson

Personal feedback from Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 25 February 2017, 1:00 pm6:30 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…

Katrina Naomi

1-1 Poetry Surgery with Katrina Naomi, Penzance

Monday 27 February 2017, 3:30 pm6:30 pm Cost: £55

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

March 2017

John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12:00 pmFriday 31 March 2017, 8:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS SURGERY IS SOLD OUT – Find future dates, and more about John Glenday and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Carole Bromley

1-1 Poetry Surgery with Carole Bromley, York

Saturday 11 March 2017, 10:00 am3:15 pm Cost: £55

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

Heidi Williamson

Personal feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 11 March 2017, 1:00 pm6:30 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…

Malisa Elliott

Poetry @ 3

Sunday 12 March 2017, 3:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day 12 of the month, repeating until Thursday 4 May 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton and Andrew Marvell! Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church. Open mic for poets who…

Heidi Williamson

Personal feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson SOLD OUT

Saturday 25 March 2017, 1:00 pm6:30 pm Cost: £60

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

Canal boat - working pair at Honeystreet

Voicing the Water at York Literature Festival

Sunday 26 March 2017, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

A water-themed, rivery, and canal-filled public presentation and reading by Ian Duhig and York-based poet Robert Powell. Both ‘Voicing the Water’ events are supported by…

April 2017

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 April 2017, 12:00 pmSunday 30 April 2017, 8:00 pm Cost: £60

This event is SOLD OUT Find future dates, and more about John Glenday and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Malisa Elliott

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 April 2017, 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton and Andrew Marvell! Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church. Open mic for poets who…

Katrina Naomi

Feedback on your poems from Katrina Naomi

Sunday 23 April 2017, 10:30 am8:00 pm Cost: £55 - £60

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

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The Poetry Review Spring Launch

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Emily Berry’s first issue as Editor. With readings from contributors Gillian Allnutt, Joe Dunthorne and Mary Jean Chan.…

Poems Not Bombs at the Poets’ Church

Thursday 27 April 2017, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton, and Marvell! Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church! Bring poems on the theme of…

Judy Brown

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

Saturday 29 April 2017, 10:15 am12:30 pm Cost: £55

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…

Heidi Williamson

Personal feedback on your poems via Skype with Heidi Williamson

Saturday 29 April 2017, 1:00 pm5:30 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…

May 2017

Feedback on your poems from John Glenday SOLD OUT

Monday 1 May 2017, 12:00 pmWednesday 31 May 2017, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

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Filmpoem at Newcastle Poetry Festival

Thursday 11 May 2017Saturday 13 May 2017

The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem:…

Sounds of the City – London Transport Museum Friday Late

Friday 19 May 2017, 6:30 pm10:00 pm

A late night launch of the latest London Transport Museum exhibition ‘Sounds of the City’ – a celebration of the urban sounds, music and noises…

Heidi Williamson

Personal feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 20 May 2017, 1:00 pm5:30 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…

Museums at Night: Watts Gallery Artists’ Village

Saturday 20 May 2017, 4:00 pm9:00 pm

Take a unique exhibition tour with poet Patricia McCarthy, winner of the 2012 National Poetry Competition, and a member of the Watts Gallery Artists’ Village…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poetry, York SOLD OUT

Saturday 27 May 2017, 8:00 am5:00 pm Cost: £55

This event is SOLD OUT but find out more about Carole Bromley and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on…

June 2017

Poetry @ 3 celebrates Manchester

Thursday 1 June 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Come and perform your poems at the Poets’ Church and follow in the footsteps of Byron, Shelley, Milton and Andrew Marvell – all associated with…

Carolyn Elizabeth Oxley, Fran Lock & Melissa Lee-Houghton at The Poetry Café

Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: Free - £5

Join us on Wednesday 7 June, as The Poetry Café reopens after its long hibernation, in this transatlantic meeting of poetic talent. Readings from Fran Lock,…

Adam Bridgland Now I Find Poetry in my Favourite Place!

Poetry Café re-open for events from 12 June!

Monday 12 June 2017, 8:00 am5:00 pm

We’re working hard to be able to open during the day again, offering our brand new space to visitors who want a quiet tea or coffee or lunch…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 15 June 2017, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

Survivor’s Poetry presents: Welcome back! Our first expedition will feature New Zealand singer/songwriter KATH TAIT whose songs cover a wide range of emotions, comedic storytelling…

Platform 1

Friday 16 June 2017, 7:45 pm10:00 pm

Platform 1 is a regular poetry and spoken word night which aims to bring an eclectic mix of poets and spoken word artists together giving…

Judy Brown

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

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:15 am12:30 pm Cost: £55

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…

Spoken Word, Mental Health & Activism for SLAMbassadors @ WORD

Saturday 17 June 2017, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon discussing how poetry can bring about positive change in self-care practice and political strategizing. Our panel of performers and poets, including Hussain Manawer,…

The Shuffle

Saturday 17 June 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Gale Burns & Chris Beckett present THE AMERICAN SHUFFLE Come and remind yourself why you still (just) love America, with our stunning line-up of UK-based…

Refugee Week: Poems Not Bombs

Wednesday 21 June 2017, 7:30 pm

Bring poems on the theme of ‘Poems not Bombs’ – or just bring your lovely poems – to our poetry open mic. Simply turn up…

SLAMbassadors showcase with Joelle Taylor – SLAMbassadors @ WORD

Thursday 22 June 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

To celebrate the culmination of our spoken word youth workshops in Islington, we will present a talent-packed evening of new work by SLAMbassadors hosted by the irrepressible SLAM…

Heidi Williamson

Personal feedback with Heidi Williamson SOLD OUT

Saturday 24 June 2017, 1:00 pm5:30 pm Cost: £60

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

Dead [Women] Poets Society for World Refugee Week

Saturday 24 June 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

 Dead [Women] Poets Society event in aid of Women For Refugee Women – a charity which exists to challenge the injustices faced by women who…

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