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May 2018

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: Richard Georges was born in Trinidad and…

Fourth Friday

Friday 25 May 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

  Poetry: Norbert Hirschhorn; Frances Spurrier; music: classical and flamenco and more from guitarist Peter Black 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

The Irish Shuffle   Gale Burns and Chris Beckett present some of the best Irish poets around:   Anne-Marie Fyfe, Simon Barraclough, Aoife Mannix, supported…

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 has been described as “a fresh voice among Scottish contemporary poets” (Alan Riach Her highly acclaimed debut poetry collection, Transitory,  was published in spring…

End of May Cabaret

Thursday 31 May 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

  Bringing together poets Doreen Hinchliffe, Isabel White and Graham Campbell with singers and musicians Megan Bowman, Emily Barritt, Luciano Caminha and My Mate George.…

June 2018

The Book of Clouds: Children’s Poetry Workshop

Friday 1 June 2018, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

If you look up on a cloudy day, you’ll see a whole new surprising world above you – the world of clouds! The Book of…

Cellar Door hafla: a night of tribal fusion bellydance

Friday 1 June 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

  Serpentine, sanguine or just plain sassy, a night of bellydance is always full of surprises.   Join the students, friends and teachers of Curious…

Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass

Saturday 2 June 2018, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Out-Spoken’s Poetry Masterclass is a monthly three hour weekend workshop which is facilitated by leading UK/US poets.   This month’s session is led by acclaimed…

Young Poets Takeover by Foyle Young Poets, Young Poets Networkers & SLAMbassadors

Saturday 2 June 2018, 4:00 pm6:30 pm Cost: Free

A reading bringing together Foyle Young Poets, Young Poets Network challenge winners and SLAMbassadors champions of all ages, hosted by former Foyle Young Poet and…

Live Canon present: Paul Terence Carney and N.J. Hynes

Saturday 2 June 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Paul Terence Carney and N.J. Hynes read from their debut collections, ‘The Empty Horizon’ and ‘The Department of Emotional Projections’. Hosted by Live Canon. More…

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…

Exiled Writers Presents Unending Narratives: Palestinian Writers in the UK

Monday 4 June 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

How does writing away from home affect the literary production of Palestinian writers? Anwar Hamed was born in the West Bank in 1957, where he…

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…

Exhibition Launch: Voices from the Row

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

art and poetry from death row, San Quentin Voices from the Row presents a collection of poetry written and read by prisoners incarcerated on death…

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.…

Film Club

Thursday 7 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

More info to follow.

Oversteps at the Poetry Cafe

Thursday 7 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

An evening of readings by Maggie Butt, Ian Royce Chamberlain, Alwyn Marriage and Simon Richey, with shorter readings by other poets published by Oversteps Books,…

Animal Magic

Friday 8 June 2018, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Animals can help us connect with our own true nature and power. Inspired by Native American Animal Cards we’ll use creative and expressive writing to…

Farrago

Friday 8 June 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

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 –…

Chocolate Tasting and Meditation

Saturday 9 June 2018, 10:30 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 is…

Visible Poetry Project Film Screening

Saturday 9 June 2018, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

The Visible Poetry Project was founded in 2017 with the goal of bringing together a collective of filmmakers to create a series of videos that…

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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 12 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…

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’…

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​

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 26 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…

July 2018

Exiled Writers Presents Unending Narratives: Palestinian Writers in the UK

Monday 2 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

How does writing away from home affect the literary production of Palestinian writers? Anwar Hamed was born in the West Bank in 1957, where he…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 3 July 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…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 5 July 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.…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 10 July 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…

Platform 1

Saturday 14 July 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 17 July 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…

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…

September 2018

Henry Normal: The 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…

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