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July 2018

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown (Skype)

Sunday 1 July 2018, 8:00 amTuesday 31 July 2018, 5:00 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…

Feedback on your poems, John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 July 2018, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 July 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…

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…

Kate B Hall’s Launch of her new collection The Story is

Monday 16 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

“If it’s the beginning or the end, it doesn’t matter as long as you tell it all.”   Frank, funny and poignant, Kate B Hall’s…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 17 July 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…

Quiet. White. Gun-Runners.

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

  The event is to launch three new poetry collections: ‘The Gun-Runner’s Daughter’ by Susan Castillo Street; White Roads by Alex Josephy and Instructions for…

The Power of Poetry: Megan Beech at Apple

Thursday 19 July 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Join award-winning performance poet Megan Beech as part of our month-long collaboration with Apple at their Regent’s St store throughout July. In this session, you’ll…

Pen Ting

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

A monthly open mic event, hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. With a focus on socio-political discourse and hip-hop, featuring a relaxed and welcoming vibe hosted…

Hannah Silva: credit: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society

1-1 feedback on your poems with Hannah Silva, London

Friday 20 July 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 Hannah Silva. Hannah will be running one-hour sessions…

Body Languages – Verbal Gymnastics by Jim Anderson RE.

Exhibition launch: Apes, birds and books

Friday 20 July 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us at The Poetry Café on Friday 20 July for a celebration of ‘Apes, birds and books’ – Jim Anderson RE’s new show of…

Yiddish open mic cafe

Saturday 21 July 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…

Poetry and Shaah

Saturday 21 July 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 pm

Poetry and Shaah is a poetry open mic night that aims to promote quality poetry performances in an intimate space while encouraging artists and audience…

Robert Peake

Feedback on your poems with Robert Peake, St Albans SOLD OUT

Sunday 22 July 2018, 10:30 am4:15 pm Cost: £50

SOLD OUT Find out more about Robert and Poetry Surgeries This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss your work one-to-one with Robert Peake, a poet…

Poets performing on stage at SLAMbassadors throw their hands up in the air

Poetry for Performance Summerversity workshops

Monday 23 July 2018, 11:30 amSaturday 28 July 2018, 4:30 pm

Ever wanted to go to Summerversity? If you’re aged 13-19 you can! Book onto a free week of poetry workshops to explore issues around identity, with…

In Town Tonight: Leah Umansky and Ruth Padel

Monday 23 July 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 guest writer of their choice. Leah…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 24 July 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…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

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

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 11:15 am5:45 pm 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…

Latin American Poetry Night

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

‘Blackbird’s gone               – until next year’s               bonanza. He left  a simple cup nest full  of dried twigs, hairs               – courtyard detritus  barely hanging on  a…

Film Club

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Final Film Society before summer break will be showing, by popular request, Paris, Texas. Seen it? You’ll want to see it again. Not seen it? See…

Fourth Friday Summer Party

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

Music from City Ramblers Revival, poetry from Abe Gibson and JR. Voices from the floor.  It’ll have a ‘London’ theme so floor readers should bring…

Roz Goddard

Feedback on your poems with Roz Goddard, Birmingham SOLD OUT

Saturday 28 July 2018, 1:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

This event is *SOLD OUT* Find out more about Roz and Poetry Surgeries   Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist…

The Sizzling Shuffle

Saturday 28 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Hosted by Chris Beckett, with Isobel Dixon, Chrissie Williams, Mark Waldron and Anne Berkeley, Declan Ryan, Selina Rodriguez and newcomer Adil Hussain.

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 31 July 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…

August 2018

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown (Skype)

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 8:00 amFriday 31 August 2018, 5:00 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…

1-1 feedback on your poems, John Glenday SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 12:00 pmFriday 31 August 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 2 August 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.…

Exiled Writers

Monday 6 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

From Absence to Presence An exploration of the ambiguous line between absence and presence in Words, Film and Music   Writers: Haitham Hussein – Amir Darwish…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 August 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…

Peace sign

Poems Not Bombs

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Come and perform your poems at the Poetry Cafe. Bring poems on the theme of ‘Poems not Bombs’ – or just bring your lovely poems…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 August 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 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…

Farrago

Friday 10 August 2018, 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 –…

Platform 1

Saturday 11 August 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…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 13 August 2018, 11:15 am4:45 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 14 August 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…

Pen Ting

Thursday 16 August 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

A monthly open mic event, hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. With a focus on socio-political discourse and hip-hop, featuring a relaxed and welcoming vibe hosted…

Young Poets Takeover 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 2:30 am5:00 am Cost: Free

Following the success of our first Young Poets Takeover in June, we’re delighted to announce a second. Join us in The Poetry Café for a…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 August 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 Unplugged

Tuesday 28 August 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…

September 2018

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 September 2018, 12:00 pmSunday 30 September 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Find out more about John and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 3 September 2018, 11:15 am4:45 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…

Exiled Writers

Monday 3 September 2018, 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 until Monday 31 December 2018

Hear some fantastic exiled writers and musicians and there is an Open Mic session too. First Monday of the month throughout the year at 7.30…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 4 September 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…

great weather for MEDIA: “Suitcase of Chrysanthemums” Book Launch

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums – a fearless and dynamic collection of poetry and short fiction. Based…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 September 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.…

Platform 1

Saturday 8 September 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 11 September 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…

Henry Normal: This Phantom Breath

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £8 – £10

Henry Normal. Photo: Jim Holden. ‘The Alan Bennett of poetry’ – The Scotsman  ‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit’ – The Guardian  Last time Henry…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 13 September 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 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…

Farrago

Friday 14 September 2018, 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 –…

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…

Roz Goddard

1-1 feedback on your poems with Roz Goddard, Birmingham

Saturday 15 September 2018, 1:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley, B13 8AB. Easy to get to and, if it’s…

Katharine Towers

feedback on your poems with Katharine Towers, Sheffield SOLD OUT

Saturday 15 September 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – Find out more about Katharine Towers and Poetry Surgeries. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881.…

October 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Monday 1 October 2018, 12:00 pmWednesday 31 October 2018, 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…

Practical Visionaries: make a mini-book workshop

Thursday 11 October 2018, 6:30 pm8:30 pm Cost: £17 – £22

A poetry and collage workshop in response to the world and work of William Blake. The Practical Visionary is a collaged dialogue between Sophie Herxheimer and…

November 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Thursday 1 November 2018, 12:00 pmFriday 30 November 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 NOVEMBER. John…

December 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Saturday 1 December 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 24 December 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 DECEMBER. John…

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