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September 2017

Feedback on your poems from John Glenday SOLD OUT

Friday 1 September 2017, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 September 2017, 9:00 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…

Oud Night with Open-mic and Poetry

Monday 25 September 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join us for an evening filled of Oud Music open mic with poetry. Come and sign up between 6:30 and 7:00pm to be in the…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. £5 full / £4 concessions and readers. If the…

National Poetry Day: read your Freedom poems

Thursday 28 September 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Hosted by the Poetry Society’s own Paul McGrane, a daytime session for anyone who wants to give a poem an airing. Bring your poems on…

Bang Said The Gun poster

National Poetry Day: Rob Auton’s Sit Down Reading

Thursday 28 September 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Bang Said The Gun Presents: Rob Auton’s Sit Down Reading It’s National Poetry Day! Fed up of Stand Up Poetry? Come and enjoy Sit Down…

Inspired by Dali’s Paranoiac – critical method: Morphological Echo

Friday 29 September 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Dali has endowed surrealism with an instrument of primary importance, in particular the paranoiac-critical method, which has immediately shown itself capable of being applied equally…

Feedback on your poems with Alison Chisholm, Southport

Saturday 30 September 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…

Power & The Feminine Principle

Saturday 30 September 2017, 4:00 pm7:00 pm

“When the Power of love overcome the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix Join us for the seventh in our…

The Autumn Shuffle

Saturday 30 September 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Gale Burns & Chris Beckett present: THE AUTUMN SHUFFLE Get your mellow fruitfulness off to a cracking start   Gale Burns & Chris Beckett present…

October 2017

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 October 2017, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 October 2017, 9:00 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…

Exiled Writers Ink

Monday 2 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe. London Now: A troubled City? Latin American and Spanish Poets and Writers

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Write to Be Counted poetry anthology Launch

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Celebrate the launch of the Write To Be Counted anthology, with contributions from poets around the world in support of human rights in these uncertain…

Henry Normal. Photo: Jim Holden

Raining Upwards: Henry Normal at The Poetry Café

Thursday 5 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £6 - £7

“The Alan Bennett of poetry” – The Scotsman  “Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit” – The Guardian  Henry is co-writer and producer of…

Lipped Ink

Friday 6 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Lipped Ink is a monthly event at the Poetry Cafe. With poetry open mic slots, a featured poet and a unique additional slot of guided…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poems from Carole Bromley, York

Saturday 7 October 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…

Translating Mountains and Rice and Rain: Pamphlet Launch

Saturday 7 October 2017, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Translating Mountains and Rice and Rain: Pamphlet Launch Join Jerwood/Arvon mentees Yvonne Reddick, Romalyn Ante, Seraphima Kennedy and Alice Hiller for launch readings. With special…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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 Review Launch

Wednesday 11 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Poetry Cafe frontage - almost finished

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 12 October 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Poetry @ 3 is USUALLY first Thursday of each month – apart from October (2nd Thursday) – an open mic for poets who like to…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 12 October 2017, 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. Razz will be your…

My Eyes Like Rays: National Poetry Competition Filmpoem screening & poetry reading

Friday 13 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £4 - £6

Adaptation, interpretation or illustration – how to convert a poetic image to a filmic one? Filmmakers translating the latest National Poetry Competition-winning poems into visual…

Platform 1

Saturday 14 October 2017, 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…

Triple Mica Press Book Launch and Poetry Reading – Angela Livingstone, Julian Flanagan, Margaret Eddershaw & Les Bell

Monday 16 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Angela Livingstone, Julian Flanagan, Margaret Eddershaw and Leslie Bell read from their books Certain Roses, Cooking with Cancer, Is That All There is? and Archipelagos…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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 Divining Pool by Amanda Merritt – Poetry Reading and Launch Event

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Divining Pool by Amanda Merritt - Poetry Reading and Launch Event. Join us for the launch of this sparkling debut collection.

Songs of Resistance with Stanza Da Tre

Thursday 19 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Stanza Da Tre explores both European and South American songs of resistance and protest during World War II and South American dictatorships.

Rosary of Ghosts

Friday 20 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Launch for Grant Tarbard’s Rosary of Ghosts with special guests Chris Hardy, Helen Ivory & Martin Figura.

Poetry and Shaah

Saturday 21 October 2017, 6:30 pm10:00 pm

Poetry and Shaah is back and it’s our birthday! Come for a night of poetry performances and positive energy at Poetry Café! Tickets £4 online…

Look We Made a Book: A Workshoppy Masterclass with John Hegley

Monday 23 October 2017, 11:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £4.50 - £7.50

no staples in the rhymes we took and sung upon a tenter-hook we played and paid and made a book. There was tearing wearing sharing,…

John Hegley: New Poems / Old Drawings

Monday 23 October 2017, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £20

Testing the lights and trying the mic in the newly refurbished Poetry Café comes John Hegley with a projected exhibition of dogs, birds and tortoises,…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Voices from the Crowd

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

Two prize winning poets who have won the Erbacce Prize for Poetry in (2015) and (2016) This event is the official book launch for Matt…

Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Thursday 26 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Conversation and poetry with Hollie McNish, Kate Fox and Keith Jarrett from Burning Eye Books. More information to come. 

Fourth Friday

Friday 27 October 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Acoustic music & poetry with music from  Leon Rosselson and poetry from Steve Pottinger & John Wheeler as well as voices from the floor Hosted by Hylda…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poetry from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 28 October 2017, 10:00 am5:30 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…

Autopsy. The soul of Richard Nixon.

Saturday 28 October 2017, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

The soul of Richard Nixon attempts to justify his actions. A dark comedy that poses the question: Is it correct to do the wrong thing…

The Shuffle

Saturday 28 October 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett present the Shuffle. More information will follow.

Homeland and exile – voices from Algeria and Syria

Monday 30 October 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Discussion and readings from the work of Algerian-born Adel Guemar and exiled Syrian Rana Abdul Fattah, authors writing on homeland and exile.

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

November 2017

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday: Skype or FaceTime

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 12:00 pmThursday 30 November 2017, 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. John runs one-hour…

Telltale Press & Friends

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Telltale Press & Friends - free poetry readings from Catherine Smith, Abigail Parry, Robin Houghton and Peter Kenny.

The Poetry Cafe frontage - almost finished

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 2 November 2017, 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.…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Carole Bromley

Feedback on your poems from Carole Bromley, York

Saturday 11 November 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Judy Brown

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

Saturday 18 November 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poetry from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 25 November 2017, 10:00 am5:30 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…

December 2017

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday: Skype or FaceTime

Friday 1 December 2017, 12:00 pmThursday 21 December 2017, 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. John runs one-hour…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 16 December 2017, 10:00 am5:30 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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