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November 2018

The story of Ruth

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Part of Bible Study series on People of the Promised Land. The evening will commence with a group discussion on chapters 1 to 4 of…

Pen Ting

Thursday 15 November 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…

Launch reading Grey Hen Press anthology Songs for the Unsung

Friday 16 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

This will be the London launch of the 2018 Grey Hen Press anthology Songs for the Unsung. There will be several participants (names will be…

Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass with Sam Sax

Saturday 17 November 2018, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Out-Spoken are hosting a special one-off Poetry Masterclass with acclaimed US poet sam sax. The session will explore the themes of sexuality, gender and conformity…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 17 November 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 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…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 19 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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…

Kitchen Sink Film Club – The loneliness of the long distance runner (1961 Tony Richardson). Introduced screening plus discussion.

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 6:45 pm8:45 pm

a 1962 British coming-of-age film based on Alan Sillitoe’s short story. Rebellious youth (Tom Courtenay) is sentenced to a borstal (‘Approved School’) and gains privileges…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

Exiled Writers Poetry Workshop

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Offered by Catherine Temma Davidson, poet and experienced tutor. Catherine Temma Davidson is a published poet, novelist and essayist who has won numerous awards for…

Collection Launch: Sue Burge, In the Kingdom of Shadows

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Live Canon launch Sue Burge’s debut collection ‘In the Kingdom of Shadows’, shortlisted for the Live Canon first collection prize. Sue Burge is a freelance…

Blue Door Press Poetry Launch

Thursday 22 November 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The launch of a new anthology from Blue Door Press. Stories & Lies How can we ever get our full family story when some people…

Professor James Montgomery on Arabian Epic Poetry: The War Songs of ‘Antarah ibn Shaddad

Friday 23 November 2018, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

This event will be a short talk and readings from Professor James Montgomery’s recently published translation (War Songs) of the poetry of the sixth-century Arab…

Fourth Friday

Friday 23 November 2018, 8:00 pm11:00 pm

Poetry: Jehane Markham & Donald Gardner; music Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke. Hosted by Hylda Sims – details at fourthfriday.wordpress.com​    

A Nod to the Here and Now

Saturday 24 November 2018, 1:00 pm4:30 pm

When all the world seems to be losing their heads in a whirl of chaos, take some worthwhile time out to find your feet and…

The Shuffle

Saturday 24 November 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Celebrating Elaine Feinstein With Fleur Adcock and Martina Evans The Shuffle is delighted to celebrate the work of Elaine Feinstein, the author of many collection…

The Soil Never Sleeps – London launch

Monday 26 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Poetry: London launch of “The Soil Never Sleeps” by Adam Horovitz, supported by Katy Evans-Bush reading from “Broken Cities” (pb Smith/Doorstop Books). Open Mic –…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

Launch of collection Someone was here

Thursday 29 November 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Lunch of Kathryn Southworth’s debut poetry collection Someone was here published by Indigo Dreams. This is a free event. Anyone is welcome to attend. Suitable…

South Bank Poetry 10th Year Anniversary Launch

Friday 30 November 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

A launch of the 10th anniversary issue of South Bank Poetry Magazine with live poetry reading from Poets. Listen to the best new voices in…

December 2018

Book launch ‘Just Because’

Saturday 1 December 2018, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Launch of ‘Just Because’ (Smokestack Books) by Neetha Kunaratnam. Readings by Sarah Westcott and Neetha Kunaratnam Disclosures: Cannot guarantee there won’t be political commentary. Poems…

Robert Garnham : ‘In the Glare of the Neon Yak’

Saturday 1 December 2018, 8:00 pm9:00 pm

Spoken word artist Robert Garnham returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show. Last year he was mentioned in the Guardian as having one…

Exiled Writers, London Calling

Monday 3 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe. London Calling An Evening of Virtual Poetry from Athens with London Poets The Plaza Girls from Athens Denise Saul,winner of the…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

In Town Tonight: Hisham Bustani and Phoebe Power

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £6 – £8

Save the date for a very special In Town Tonight with Hisham Bustani and Phoebe Power Hisham Bustani is an award-winning Jordanian author of five…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 December 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 at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

She Grrrowls

Friday 7 December 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday 31 March 2019

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night focussed on showcasing women and non-binary people in poetry and spoken word. The show consists of features acts,…

FIND YOUR CALM: Aromatic stress relief workshop

Saturday 8 December 2018, 2:30 pm5:30 pm

A deeply relaxing afternoon of aromatherapy, mindfulness and practical meditations for stress release. In this sensual workshop we will re-connect with our senses through scent,…

Platform 1

Saturday 8 December 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 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 13 December 2018, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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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 ROOT VEGETABLE PETTING ZOO: VARIETY NIGHT

Friday 14 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

The Root Vegetable Petting Zoo is a variety night dedicated to a lively assortment of performance – including spoken word, music, comedy and video. Coming…

Yiddish Open Mic Cafe

Saturday 15 December 2018, 6:30 pm9:30 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…

A Proper Hedgehog Christmas

Monday 17 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

A Proper Hedgehog Christmas is the First Ever Hedgehog Poetry Press Event and sees us launch David Mark Williams’ ‘Papaya Fantasia’, Sue Burge’s ‘Lumière’ and…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

Pen Ting

Thursday 20 December 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…

January 2019

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 3 January 2019, 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 at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Exiled Writers

Monday 7 January 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe. First Monday of the month throughout the year at 7.30 pm​    

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 8 January 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 10 January 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am 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 11 January 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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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 –…

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