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November 2019

Craft of Poetry for refugees and migrants

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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Monthly craft of poetry session for post beginners with a refugee or migrant background. 18 + only.  

Book launch: Jonny Hannah illustrates A Confederacy of Dunces

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Please join us for the book launch of the new Folio Society edition of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces with illustrations by Jonny…

Green Bottle Press book launch

Thursday 21 November 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Green Bottle Press is launching a collaboration between two friends, the poet Julian Stannard and the artist and novelist Roma Tearne. Julian’s poems and Roma’s…

Fourth Friday

Friday 22 November 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

November 22nd: blues, skiffle, original songs  with City Ramblers Revival; poetry – Dinah Livingstone and John Wheeler, voices from the floor … farewell then we’re oFF…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 23 November 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…

Funny Parts.

Saturday 23 November 2019, 7:15 pm9:00 pm

Variety show If you run a risk of a developing funny -parts, due to exposure of poetry, sketches, stand- up comedy, monologues and music, in…

Maqam and Oud: Faith and Music in the Middle-East

Monday 25 November 2019, 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Taqasim Foundation, London, and the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, present: In collaboration with Mr Ahmed Mukhtar (Taqasim Foundation), the acclaimed Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer, the…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 25 November 2019, 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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…

Film Club Film Screening of Rocketman (2019)

Wednesday 27 November 2019, 6:45 pm8:45 pm

Rocketman (2019). Another rock biography with an Oscar-caliber performance so soon after Bohemian Rhapsody? Critics have been more welcoming to Rocketman, starring an electrifying Taron…

THE DUNES

Thursday 28 November 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Dunes is a collaboration between poet Robert Minhinnick & artist Dan Llywelyn Hall, inspired by the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes in South Wales. The…

Launch for “Contemporary Gothic Verse” and “Requiem”

Friday 29 November 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join The Emma Press for an evening of readings to celebrate the launch of their newest poetry anthology and pamphlet: “The Emma Press Anthology of…

LIT UP: the launch of Black Cotton by Sea Sharp and Open Windows by Merrie Joy Williams

Saturday 30 November 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

With the launch of Black Cotton by Sea Sharp and Open Windows by Merrie Joy Williams, Waterloo Press proudly introduces LIT UP, our ACE-funded mentoring…

The Winter Shuffle

Saturday 30 November 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Chris Beckett & Selina Rodrigues present The Winter Shuffle, featuring Seni Seneviratne, Joey Connolly, Lisa Kelly, Jane Kirwan and Doyali Islam visiting from the snows…

December 2019

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 3 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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…

Stories About Penises – Book Launch

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The launch of Guts Publishing’s debut anthology Stories About Penises. The book is collection of 21 poems & short stories (fiction and nonfiction) written by…

Blockplay: An Evening of Object Poetry

Thursday 5 December 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Join us for the launch of Astra Papachristodoulou‘s pamphlet Blockplay (pub. Hesterglock Press) in a poetry evening themed around childhood games. Come and play with interactive poems…

She Grrrowls

Friday 6 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday 22 December 2019

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

Raymond Antrobus & Carlos Andrés Gómez: U.K. Book Launch of Hijito

Saturday 7 December 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Join award-winning poets Raymond Antrobus (The Perseverence) and Carlos Andrés Gómez for a one night only event to celebrate the release of Gómez’s new poetry…

Poetry Book Launch: A Dinner Party in the Home Counties by Reshma Ruia

Monday 9 December 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Launch of a debut poetry collection by Reshma Ruia A Dinner Party in the Home Counties published by Skylark Publications. The winner of the Word…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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…

Burning Eye Presents…

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Burning Eye Books presents a loud, political poetry night – a call to disrupt the state of things. Featuring Burning Eye Poets Jamie Thrasivoulou, Tyrone…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 12 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 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…

Farrago

Friday 13 December 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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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…

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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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 December 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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.

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…

January 2020

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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 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…

Farrago

Friday 10 January 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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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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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 14 January 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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…

The Shuffle

Saturday 25 January 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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the hothouse of contemporary poetry A friendly evening of invited poets, both established and developing, sometimes put together with a cutting edge theme.   Suitable…

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