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December 2019

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

Sunday 1 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 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…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype SOLD OUT

Monday 2 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* FIND OUT MORE ABOUT POETRY SURGERIES, AND JUDY BROWN This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Writing, Coffee and Conversation

Saturday 14 December 2019, 11:00 am1:30 pm

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” Aldous Huxley Do you fancy experiencing…

Platform 1

Saturday 14 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 Café closed from 13:30 for private function

Monday 16 December 2019, 1:30 pm10:00 pm

We hope to see you again on Tuesday!

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Tuesday 17 December 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Come and join The Modern Calligraphy Co. and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal class. Modern calligraphy is about lettering…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 17 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

Craft of Poetry for refugees and migrants

Wednesday 18 December 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Monthly craft of poetry session for post beginners with a refugee or migrant background, facilitated by experienced creative writing tutor Catherine Davidson. 18 + only.

The Verse Club

Thursday 19 December 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 12 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 19 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 9 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 16 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 23 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Verse Club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work though workshops and poetry nights. The workshops…

Crested Tit Christmas: Poetry Reading

Friday 20 December 2019, 6:00 pm10:00 pm

The CT Collective will be reading and inviting some of their talented friends to read their work from the past year. Suitable for all ages.

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 21 December 2019, 3:00 pm6:00 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…

Farrago

Saturday 21 December 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

OPEN TO ANY POET SLAM! Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY Poet wins a prize! FEATURES TBC Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Show starts…

January 2020

1-1 Poetry Surgery with John Glenday (Skype) SOLD OUT

Thursday 2 January 2020, 12:00 pmFriday 31 January 2020, 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…

Judy Brown

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

Thursday 2 January 2020, 12:00 pmFriday 31 January 2020, 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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 @ 3

Thursday 9 January 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Poetry @ 3 is (usually) the first Thursday of each month at the Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

The Verse Club

Thursday 9 January 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 12 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 19 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 9 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 16 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 23 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Verse Club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work though workshops and poetry nights. The workshops…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm 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 January 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

OPEN TO ANY POET SLAM! Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY Poet wins a prize! FEATURES TBC Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Show starts…

Platform 1

Saturday 11 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 Lit Café

Monday 13 January 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Hear some fantastic exiled writers and musicians and there is an Open Mic session too. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 14 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

Richy Campbell – Lovely Peripheries

Wednesday 15 January 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Join us for the launch of Richy Campbell’s debut collection. Richy will be reading from the new book, and copies will be on sale.

The Verse Club

Thursday 16 January 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 12 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 19 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 9 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 16 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 23 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Verse Club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work though workshops and poetry nights. The workshops…

Venus Shells Book Launch

Thursday 16 January 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Etta Dia is releasing the second edition of her first poetry collection Venus Shells (Burning Eye Books). In which she explores the struggles faced by…

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

Saturday 18 January 2020, 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…

Lapidus

Saturday 18 January 2020, 10:30 am6:00 pm

Lapidus day of writing for well being with guest speaker Rachel Kelly. 

artBLAB

Saturday 18 January 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Four artists. Four talks. One evening not to miss. Come and listen to four artists talking about art and its whereabouts – from up-and-coming young…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

REWRITE – Creative Writing Courses for Black Women & Women of Colour.

Wednesday 22 January 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Are you a Black Woman or Woman of Colour ready to start your writing journey? Join the REWRITE beginners’ course! The classes are designed to…

The Verse Club

Thursday 23 January 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 12 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 19 December 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 9 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 16 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thursday 23 January 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Verse Club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work though workshops and poetry nights. The workshops…

The Shuffle

Saturday 25 January 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

the hothouse of contemporary poetry A friendly evening of invited poets, both established and developing, sometimes put together with a cutting edge theme.   Suitable…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 27 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Friday 31 July 2020

The Taqasim Oud Club is an open-mic poetry and music event where amateurs and professionals are invited to share their material with fellow Taqasim Music…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

REWRITE – Creative Writing Courses for Black Women & Women of Colour.

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Are you a Black Woman or Woman of Colour ready to start your writing journey? Join the REWRITE beginners’ course! The classes are designed to…

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Thursday 30 January 2020, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Come and join The Modern Calligraphy Co. and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal class. Modern calligraphy is about lettering…

February 2020

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

Saturday 1 February 2020, 12:00 pm9:00 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 FEBRUARY 2020.…

Judy Brown

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

Saturday 1 February 2020, 12:00 pmSaturday 29 February 2020, 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…

Exiled Lit Café

Monday 3 February 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Performance by exiled writers on a range of themes. Interactive activities with audience. Open Mic. Frequently music by exiled musicians/singers, sometimes video. Under 18’s must…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 February 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday 3 December 2020

Poetry @ 3 is (usually) the first Thursday of each month at the Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Katharine Towers, Sheffield SOLD OUT

Saturday 8 February 2020, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Katharine and Poetry Surgery Note that the date for this event was originally SAT 1 FEBRUARY…

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

Saturday 15 February 2020, 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…

Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 February 2020

Make a note in your calendars now for the next Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair! Free Verse regulars will notice The Poetry Society…

Workshop: A Small Press Publishing How-to with Bad Betty Press

Saturday 22 February 2020, 11:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £30 – £35

A practical morning workshop as part of Free Verse, the Poetry Book and Magazine Fair. If you’ve ever dreamed of setting up a small press,…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Mab Jones, Cardiff

Saturday 29 February 2020, 11:00 am5:15 pm Cost: £50

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

March 2020

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

Sunday 1 March 2020, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 March 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

Judy Brown

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

Sunday 1 March 2020, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 March 2020, 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…

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

Saturday 7 March 2020, 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…

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

Saturday 14 March 2020, 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…

April 2020

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

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 12:00 pmThursday 30 April 2020, 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 APRIL 2020.…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Jonathan Edwards, Newport

Saturday 11 April 2020, 1:15 pm4:45 pm Cost: £50

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

May 2020

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

Friday 1 May 2020, 12:00 pmSunday 31 May 2020, 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 MAY 2020.…

June 2020

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

Monday 1 June 2020, 12:00 pmTuesday 30 June 2020, 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 JUNE 2020.…

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