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April 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poems via Skype – with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 April 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 30 April 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Sunday 1 April 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 30 April 2018, 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…

Fourth Friday

Friday 27 April 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​ Poetry:  Marianne Lewis; readings from Beata Duncan’s ‘Berlin Blues’.  Beata was an excellent poet; a Hitler refugee…

Wilderness: New Queer Writing

Saturday 28 April 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

An afternoon of new and experimental work from queer poets. So raw it’s still bleeding. Bring us the unpalatable, the noncompliant, the vulnerable, the uncertain.…

The Shuffle

Saturday 28 April 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

This month featuring Lorraine Mariner, Meryl Pugh and John Clegg, supported by Lotte Lewis, Edward Doegar & Caroline Maldonado & with special international guest from Greece, Christos…

Sophie Herxheimer’s Poetry Big Top

Sunday 29 April 2018, 11:00 am5:00 pm

In association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, as part of the V&A Performance Festival 2018 Whether you’re a daredevil horseback rider or a long-faced…

Afternoon Cinema

Monday 30 April 2018, 12:30 pm2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Monday, happening 10 times

Masters of Cinema: Woody Allen,Robert Altman, David Lynch Weekly ‘what’s on’ film course evaluates three directors who began in the 1970s. Film club/class with illustrated…

Oud Night

Monday 30 April 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 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…

May 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poems via Skype – with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 12:00 pmThursday 31 May 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Launch of Pam Zinneman’s Foothold

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Foothold is a new departure for Zinnemann-Hope. Beginning and ending with snow, the poems move through the seasons in West Dorset in celebration of the…

Hard Lines

Thursday 3 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Hard Lines is the first in a new series of poetry events from Corrupted Poetry. An evening of poetry, art and photography about contained spaces…

Film Society Film Club

Thursday 3 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

More information will follow.

Fairytale Double Bill: James Webster and Hel Robin Gurney

Saturday 5 May 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than exploring a realm of fantasy? Easy: exploring TWO realms of fantasy. Spoken word artists Hel Robin…

Cafe Closed for Bank Holiday

Monday 7 May 2018

Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow for Poetry Unplugged!

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Launch of LIGHT YEARS: the film diaries of Tim Cawkwell 1968-87/2015-18

Wednesday 9 May 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

LIGHT YEARS is a film diary shot over 21 years on an 8mm camera between 1968 and 1987, and then digitized, re-edited and re-made with…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 10 May 2018, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

*Poetry @ 3 is USUALLY first Thursday of each month but moving to 2ND THURSDAY for this occasion only* – an open mic for poets…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 10 May 2018, 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…

The Farrago Exam Blues SLAM

Friday 11 May 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Open to ANY poet, to read or perform, on any subject, (within reason) but with a special prize for best poem by a poet taking…

Chocolate Tasting and Meditation

Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:30 am1:00 pm

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate!   This workshop…

Make your own Dreamcatcher

Saturday 12 May 2018, 2:00 pm5:30 pm

During this workshop in the Poetry Society’s Studio you’ll learn the history of dreamcatchers and will make your very own to take home. Set and…

Platform 1

Saturday 12 May 2018, 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 until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Afternoon Cinema

Monday 14 May 2018, 12:30 pm2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Monday, happening 10 times

Masters of Cinema: Woody Allen,Robert Altman, David Lynch Weekly ‘what’s on’ film course evaluates three directors who began in the 1970s. Film club/class with illustrated…

Do not go gentle: International Dylan Thomas Day

Monday 14 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Dylan Thomas wrote ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ as he pleaded with his dying father to “Rage, rage against the dying of…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 Writer’s Ink Poetry Workshop

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Offered by Catherine Temma Davidson   Poetry Discussion, Writing Exercises, Feedback and Development   Read the poems of writers from around the world, many of…

Nothing New Poetry Reading

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

English poems on Romania and Cyprus.     Alan Brownjohn is the author of eleven books of poetry and three collected editions, of which the…

Pen Ting

Thursday 17 May 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

A monthly event hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. The event is an open mic poetry event with a focus on socio-political discourse and…

Film Society Film Club

Thursday 17 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

More information will follow.

In Town Tonight: Elaine Kahn, Meryl Pugh and Ariana Reines

Friday 18 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £5 - £7

The Poetry Society presents an opportunity to hear visiting LA-poet Elaine Khan at the Poetry Café.  Elaine is a writer, musician and artist, author of Women…

Heidi Williamson

1-1 feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 19 May 2018, 10:00 am4:00 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…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 19 May 2018, 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…

In Town Tonight: Hera Lindsay Bird and Joe Dunthorne

Saturday 19 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 - £8

Welcome to In Town Tonight, the reading series where The Poetry Society invites a visiting poet to perform alongside a local guest writer of their…

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London

Monday 21 May 2018, 11:15 am6:00 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…

Afternoon Cinema

Monday 21 May 2018, 12:30 pm2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Monday, happening 10 times

Masters of Cinema: Woody Allen,Robert Altman, David Lynch Weekly ‘what’s on’ film course evaluates three directors who began in the 1970s. Film club/class with illustrated…

Nobody: Alice Oswald and William Tillyer

Monday 21 May 2018, 6:45 pm8:00 pm
The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road
London, London W11 2AY United Kingdom
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In association with the How To Academy, The Poetry Society presents Alice Oswald, widely regarded as one of the finest living British poets in collaboration with William Tillyer, one of Britain's most respected artists. Nobody is a multi-media collaboration between two art forms: inspired by each other’s promptings, poet Alice Oswald and painter William Tillyer have produced a unique crossover work. Their theme is water, which they recreate in words and images – a rush of selves and other life…

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Oud Night

Monday 21 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 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 22 May 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Thursday 24 May 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Jill Abram presents Stablemates: Conversation & poetry with Richard Georges, SJ Fowler and Geraldine Clarkson of Shearsman Books.

Fourth Friday

Friday 25 May 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

  Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​

Make Your Own Dream Catcher

Saturday 26 May 2018, 12:00 pm3:30 pm

During this workshop in the Poetry Society’s Studio you’ll learn the history of dream catchers and will make your very own to take home. Set…

The Shuffle

Saturday 26 May 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Prtesented by Gale Burns & Chris Becket.

Cafe Closed for Bank Holiday

Monday 28 May 2018

Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow for Poetry Unplugged!

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 29 May 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Transitory by Anne Pia, a Book Launch

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Anne Pia is a Scottish poet. Anne Pia is based in Edinburgh. Born in the city, as the grandchild of Italian immigrants she was raised…

June 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poetry with John Glenday – via Skype

Friday 1 June 2018, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 June 2018, 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…

Afternoon Cinema

Monday 4 June 2018, 12:30 pm2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Monday, happening 10 times

Masters of Cinema: Woody Allen,Robert Altman, David Lynch Weekly ‘what’s on’ film course evaluates three directors who began in the 1970s. Film club/class with illustrated…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 5 June 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 June 2018, 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.…

Monet & Architecture Poetry Workshop

Saturday 9 June 2018, 11:00 am4:00 pm

Explore the Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture exhibition at the National Gallery with a poetry workshop – be inspired by the dazzling architecture and atmospheric effects in Monet’s…

Platform 1

Saturday 9 June 2018, 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 until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Afternoon Cinema

Monday 11 June 2018, 12:30 pm2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Monday, happening 10 times

Masters of Cinema: Woody Allen,Robert Altman, David Lynch Weekly ‘what’s on’ film course evaluates three directors who began in the 1970s. Film club/class with illustrated…

Judy Brown

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

Tuesday 12 June 2018, 11:15 am6:00 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 12 June 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

A Night (and day) of Nearlyology

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm Cost: £5 - £7

‘I nearly… met Bob Dylan in the Poetry Café’ ‘I nearly… didn’t burn the wedding photos’ ‘I nearly… led my whole life as a lie’…

Heidi Williamson

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 16 June 2018, 10:00 am4:00 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 19 June 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 22 June 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

  Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​

July 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems, John Glenday, Skype – JULY

Sunday 1 July 2018, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 July 2018, 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 JULY. John…

Heidi Williamson

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 14 July 2018, 10:00 am4:00 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 Poetry Surgery with Katrina Naomi, via Skype or in Penzance

Monday 16 July 2018, 4:00 pm9:00 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…

August 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems, John Glenday, Skype – AUGUST

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 12:00 pmFriday 31 August 2018, 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 AUGUST. John…

September 2018

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

Saturday 15 September 2018, 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…

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