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May 2018

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 10 May 2018, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

*Poetry @ 3 is USUALLY first Thursday of each month but moving to 2ND THURSDAY for this occasion only* – an open mic for poets…

Friday Late: Swinging Sixties at the London Transport Museum

Friday 18 May 2018, 6:45 pm10:00 pm

The Poetry Society is pleased to be part of an excitingly colourful programme at the ‘Friday Late: Swinging Sixties’ event at the London Transport Museum, an evening that…

In Town Tonight: Elaine Kahn, Meryl Pugh and Ariana Reines

Friday 18 May 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm Cost: £5 – £7

The Poetry Society presents an opportunity to hear visiting LA-poet Elaine Kahn at the Poetry Café.  Elaine is a writer, musician and artist, author of Women…

In Town Tonight: Hera Lindsay Bird and Joe Dunthorne

Saturday 19 May 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

Welcome to In Town Tonight, the reading series where The Poetry Society invites a visiting poet to perform alongside a local guest writer of their…

Nobody: Alice Oswald and William Tillyer

Monday 21 May 2018, 6:45 pm8:00 pm

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now had to be cancelled; all tickets purchased will be refunded by the How To Academy In…

June 2018

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…

Exhibition Launch: Voices from the Row

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

Join us for the launch of Voices from the Row, featuring art and poetry from prisoners on death row in San Quentin in the US.…

Monet & Architecture Poetry Workshop

Saturday 9 June 2018, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Explore the Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture exhibition at the National Gallery with a poetry workshop – be inspired by the dazzling architecture and atmospheric effects in Monet’s…

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’…

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‘You Envied the Stars their Height’: Inspiring Young Writers in the Classroom

Monday 18 June 2018, 5:30 pm8:30 pm

A Foyle Young Poets 20th Anniversary Symposium & Reception The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018, identifies…

Readings with Miller Harris: Rachel Long & Flora de Falbe

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

The first in a series of poetry events curated by The Poetry Society at the new Miller Harris ‘Poet’ store in Westfield London. This reading…

“When I ask you to listen”: Peter Kahn, Malika Booker and Nick Makoha

Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

The Poetry Society is delighted to present a special reading celebrating legendary writers’ collective Malika’s Kitchen, featuring visiting Chicago-based poet Peter Kahn, who was recently…

Each imagined pinnacle: new poems inspired by sculpture at the British Museum

Friday 29 June 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

We’re delighted to be working alongside The British Museum on a series of new commissions inspired by its exhibition Rodin and the Art of Ancient…

July 2018

“I don’t give back a word”: National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings at Ledbury Festival

Thursday 5 July 2018, 3:30 pm5:00 pm

A special 40th anniversary readings event featuring the 2017 winners Dom Bury, Mary Jean Chan and Momtaza Mehri reading alongside two poetry greats from the…

What’s Your Metaphor?; Dean Atta at Apple

Thursday 5 July 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

As part of our month-long collaboration with Apple throughout July, join poet and drag queen Dean Atta to explore how metaphors are used to bring…

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Poetry Review Summer 2018 launch

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

(L-R) Raymond Antrobus (photo: Caleb Femi); Liz Berry; Martina Evans (photo: Joanne O’Brien) – Please note: we have brought forward the start time of this…

Poetry in Practice with Will Harris at Apple

Thursday 12 July 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Join poet Will Harris as part of our month-long collaboration with Apple Regent’s St. You discover where he finds inspiration, and explore the structure of…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

August 2018

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Poems Not Bombs

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

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

Young Poets Takeover 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 2:30 pm5:00 pm 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…

Stanza Bonanza: poems from the Covent Garden & Greenwich Stanzas

Thursday 23 August 2018, 7:30 pm

Another great night of poetry with The Poetry Society Stanzas from Covent Garden and Greenwich – at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe. FIND THIS EVENT…

September 2018

Henry Normal: This Phantom Breath

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

‘The Alan Bennett of poetry’ – The Scotsman  ‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit’ – The Guardian  Last time Henry Normal read at The Poetry…

In Town Tonight: Heather Christle with Jack Underwood and Paige Lewis

Monday 17 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

A chance to hear visiting US-poet Heather Christle, author of four poetry collections (Heliopause, What Is Amazing, The Difficult Farm, and The Trees The Trees, which won the 2012…

Free Verse: The Poetry Book and Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 September 2018, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK,…

Open House Weekend at the Poetry Cafe

Saturday 22 September 2018, 11:00 am5:00 pm

We’re very pleased to be taking part in Open House Weekend for the first time. London’s hidden spaces open their doors for architectural explorers to…

Free Verse Workshop: Putting Together a Pamphlet

Saturday 22 September 2018, 11:15 am1:45 pm Cost: £30 – £35

Putting Together a Pamphlet workshop session with Rachel Piercey The way we select, order and present our work can seriously impact the way an editor…

Free Verse Workshop: Get in the Game – building yourself a profile in poetry

Saturday 22 September 2018, 2:30 pm5:00 pm Cost: £30 – £35

Get in the Game workshop session with Rishi Dastidar Building yourself a profile in poetry All those poets whose poems you love reading – they…

Free Verse Gala Reading: Chelsey Minnis

Saturday 22 September 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm Cost: £10 – £15

The Poetry Society is excited and honoured to host this special Gala Reading with The Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study,…

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Sunday 30 September 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

In the 20th year of The Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award, meet some of the latest young winners of the prize, alongside poets who…

October 2018

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Poetry Review Autumn 2018 launch

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Please join us at a celebration of the Autumn issue of The Poetry Review in The Poetry Café. Our readers will be contributors Alison Winch,…

Waterways with Jasper Winn and Nancy Campbell

Thursday 11 October 2018, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join Canal & River Trust Writer in Residence Jasper Winn and Canal Laureate Nancy Campbell on-board Ikon’s Slow Boat as they share their work inspired…

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

Poetry of the First World War – A Day of Talks

Saturday 3 November 2018, 10:00 am4:00 pm

“This book is not about heroes. English Poetry is not yet fit to speak of them. Nor is it about deeds, or lands, nor anything…

Poetry in Aldeburgh: National Poetry Competition at 40

Saturday 3 November 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

To mark the fortieth year of one the  world’s landmark poetry prizes, we hear from four past and present winners, including Philip Gross, who won first…

SLAMbassadors Showcase

Sunday 18 November 2018, 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Join poetry legend Joelle Taylor in the St Pancras Room at King’s Place, London, as she presents the next big names in spoken word. Eight…

The Poetry Society AGM 2018

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Members of The Poetry Society are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Even if you’re not a member of…

December 2018

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…

Look North More Often 2018: Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree ceremony

Thursday 6 December 2018, 5:45 pm7:30 pm

Christmas is on its way once more – and in one of London’s favourite traditions, the famous Norwegian Christmas Tree will soon begin its journey…

January 2019

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 10 January 2019, 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…

Young Poets Takeover: SLAMbassadors edition

Saturday 12 January 2019, 3:00 pm5:30 pm
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street
London, WC2H 9BX United Kingdom
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Start the new year with a bang! We're back with another Young Poets Takeover to kick off 2019. Join us for a poetry gig by and for young writers, with sets from 6 up-and-coming poets and an open mic section for all poets up to the age of 25. This Young Poets Takeover has a focus on winners of SLAMbassadors, The Poetry Society's spoken word programme. We are delighted to announce the stellar line-up! Four SLAMbassadors from 2018, Joshua Eyakware,…

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Of Water: Nancy Campbell & Robert Powell

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £5 – £7

It’s been a year since Canal Laureate Nancy Campbell started her journey up and down England’s waterways. She’s walked, paddled and cycled hundreds of miles…

Poetry Landscapes Workshop at Watts Gallery

Saturday 19 January 2019, 11:00 am4:00 pm

Guildford’s Watts Gallery is currently hosting Christina Rossetti: Vision and Verse – an exploration of the celebrated Victorian poet’s significant connection with visual art, bringing together…

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The Poetry Review Winter launch

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

This event is now fully booked. Email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a space becomes available. Please…

February 2019

Jane Slavin, Joseph Butler, Hannah Lowe and Alison Brackenbury at the Poetry Café: National Poetry Competition readings

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street
London, WC2H 9BX United Kingdom
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L-R: Jane Slavin, Joseph Butler, Hannah Lowe (photo: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society), Alison Brackenbury Before the winners are announced in March for 2018's competition, a chance to hear National Poetry Competition 2017 commended poets Jane Slavin and Joseph Butler, whose poems last year reached the top 10 out of over 13,000 entries.  They will read alongside poet Hannah Lowe, one of the three judges of that year's competition, who will be reading from her new chapbook The Neighbourhood,…

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Exhibition launch: Hidden in the Lines

Thursday 7 February 2019, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Exhibition launch for ‘Hidden in the Lines’, Images by Middlesex University’s Illustration degree staff & students At The Poetry Café, 7 February, 6.30-8.30pm, FREE EVENT…

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An Entertainment for W.S. Graham

Friday 8 February 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £6 – £8

with Rachael Boast, Emily Critchley, Sarah Howe & guests “These words said welcome. Fare / Them well from what they are.” – from ‘Letter I’…

London Transport Museum Friday Late: London Love Stories

Friday 8 February 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

The Poetry Society is pleased to bring poetry to an excitingly colourful programme at the ‘Friday Late: London Love Stories’ event at the London Transport Museum, an evening that…

March 2019

Peggy Poole Award readings – Yvonne Reddick and Deryn Rees-Jones at The Bluecoat

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

The Poetry Society presents a special event featuring readings and Q & A from poet Yvonne Reddick, the winner of the inaugural Peggy Poole Award – a new…

Winning Lines: a National Poetry Competition workshop with Mary Jean Chan

Saturday 16 March 2019, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £22 – £28

Join Mary Jean Chan in an interactive creative writing workshop which will hone in on some of the victorious poems from the past 40 years of the…

National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings at Kings Place

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Join us for at a celebratory 40th anniversary event for the National Poetry Competition – one of the most prestigious poetry competitions in the world…

In Town Tonight: Phillis Levin & Mark Ford

Friday 22 March 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £6 – £8

The latest of our ‘In Town Tonight’ events, where we welcome a visiting writer to The Poetry Cafe and they in turn invite a local favourite…

April 2019

Jean Sprackland and Martha Sprackland

Monday 15 April 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 – £8

A rare mother and daughter double bill, this one! We welcome two poets from the same family for a night out at the Poetry Cafe…

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The Poetry Review Spring Launch

Wednesday 17 April 2019, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Please join us in The Poetry Café as we celebrate the launch of the Spring issue of The Poetry Review. Introduced by Editor Emily Berry,…

Kate Wakeling at the NOW Gallery

Thursday 18 April 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Poetry Society is pleased to present a special reading of both children’s poetry and adult poetry from award-winning poet Kate Wakeling, held at the…

Exhibition celebration: Ceri Amphlett’s Knee Deep

Thursday 25 April 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Meet the artist at a free celebration of our latest Café exhibition… Join us for a celebration of Ceri Amphlett’s Knee Deep, an exhibition of…

May 2019

Exhibition celebration: Tonewood – Lawrence Impey & Sue Rose

Thursday 2 May 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

At The Poetry Café, 2 May, 6.30-8.30pm, FREE EVENT – all welcome! Join us for a special celebration of the latest Poetry Café exhibition, Tonewood…

Exhibition celebration: Blackrock Sequence – David Butler & Jim Butler

Saturday 4 May 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

At The Poetry Café, 4 May, 4-6pm, FREE EVENT – all welcome! Join us for a special celebration of the latest Poetry Café exhibition, Blackrock…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 9 May 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

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Poem-A-Thon at the Poetry Cafe

Saturday 18 May 2019, 12:00 pm10:00 pm

  A non-stop Poem-a-Thon featuring an astonishing line-up of sixty poets over ten hours raising money for The Poetry Society. Each poet will read for…

June 2019

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Chicago Youth Poet Laureates: workshop

Saturday 15 June 2019, 12:00 pm2:30 pm

This workshop is now fully booked but to hear UK and US young poets perform, do come to our free Young Poets Takeover with Natalie…

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Young Poets Takeover with Chicago Youth Poet Laureates

Saturday 15 June 2019, 4:00 pm5:30 pm Cost: Free

Get ready – on Saturday 15 June we’re hosting our fourth free Young Poets Takeover. This time we’re extremely excited to be joined by three…

National Poetry Competition 2019 Launch: Liz Berry with Natalie Shaw and Nick Garrard

Sunday 16 June 2019, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

The Poetry Society is heading to Birmingham for a special free reading to mark the launch of the 2019 National Poetry Competition! Come and hear…

Poetry Society & Faber present New Voices at Hebden Bridge Festival

Sunday 23 June 2019, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

(l-r) Wayne Holloway-Smith, Rachael Allen (credit: Daniela Silva), Zaffar Kunial (credit: Kevin Lake), Yvonne Reddick (credit: Hayley Madden) The Poetry Society and Faber are partnering…

July 2019

The Poetry Review Summer Launch

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED: please email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list, and we’ll let you know if a place becomes available. …

National Poetry Competition readings at Ledbury

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

(l-r) Wayne Holloway-Smith, Katie Griffiths, Ella Frears The 2018 National Poetry Competition saw 10 prize winners chosen by the judges, from over 14,000 poems. This…

Ledbury Festival Showcase: John Masefield High School Students with Foyle Young Poets

Friday 12 July 2019, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

  (left to right: Mukahang Limbu – picture credit: Cesare Di Giglio, Phoebe Power, Lucy Thynne) Three Foyle Young Poets, Mukahang Limbu, Lucy Thynne and…

Not News at Ten

Monday 15 July 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Not News At Ten Poets, film-makers and fashion-designers present open-ended experiments in Creative Journalism. For readers to be re-enchanted with the world, we have to…

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The Moon in Poetry

Sunday 21 July 2019, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

From Sappho to Li Bai, P.B. Shelley to Federico García Lorca, Warsan Shire to Alice Oswald, the moon has always loomed large in poetic traditions…

Iraqi Poetry Night

Thursday 25 July 2019, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

AMAR Foundation is delighted to invite you to hear three of Iraq’s celebrated expatriate poets at the Poetry Society Cafe for an informal and enlightening…

August 2019

Young Poets Network Poetry in Translation workshop with Clare Pollard

Wednesday 14 August 2019, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Have you ever translated a poem? This summer, The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network has teamed up with Modern Poetry in Translation to challenge young…

September 2019

Art Does Not Get You A Job: network launch

Thursday 5 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Welcome to the launch of a new arts network! Tonight’s event is to launch the new interdisciplinary and collaborative creative arts network art does not get…

National Poetry Competition readings at The Poetry Café – Stephen Sexton with Jane Yeh and Kirsten Irving

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £5 – £7

l-r: Jane Yeh (credit: Andy Forest), Kirsten Irving, Stephen Sexton (credit: Michael Weir) As the weeks count down towards the deadline for the 2019 National…

October 2019

National Poetry Day 2019: poems on the tannoy

Thursday 3 October 2019

To celebrate this year’s National Poetry Day, The Poetry Society has teamed up with London Underground to record some poets reading selected verse from the…

Schools National Poetry Day Live 2019 at Southbank Centre

Thursday 3 October 2019, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Join us this National Poetry Day on the Clore Ballroom at Southbank Centre, London, for an unmissable free poetry event hosted by the incredible Joelle…

Poetry @ 3 – truth and lies

Thursday 3 October 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
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Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

National Poetry Day 2019: Time Line calligraphy workshop

Thursday 3 October 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

This National Poetry Day join master calligrapher Paul Antonio at a free drop-in session at the Poetry Café, during which he will demonstrate how to…

Annie Yim – The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt

Thursday 3 October 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

MusicArt, in association with The Poetry Society, presents a poetry-inspired concert for National Poetry Day, featuring pianist Annie Yim, the poet Zaffar Kunial and composers…

The Poetry Review Autumn issue launch

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: Free

NOTE: This event is now fully booked.  Returns on the door only. The Poetry Society will be launching the Autumn issue of The Poetry Review,…

Where Light Falls: London

Thursday 24 October 2019, 6:30 pmSunday 27 October 2019, 10:00 pm

Over the last year, The Poetry Society has been working on Historic England’s project Where Light Falls – a spectacular combination of light, history and…

November 2019

Where Light Falls: Coventry

Thursday 14 November 2019, 5:00 pmSaturday 16 November 2019, 9:00 pm

Over the last year, The Poetry Society has been working on Historic England’s project Where Light Falls – a spectacular combination of light, history and poetry.…

Blue Black Permanent screening with an introduction by So Mayer

Monday 18 November 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £4 – £5

The Poetry Society is delighted to present a screening of Margaret Tait‘s haunting film Blue Black Permanent (1992).  Tait’s only feature-length film, from her own…

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…

The Poetry Society 2019 AGM and readings

Wednesday 27 November 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm Cost: Free

All Poetry Society Members are welcome at the 2019 Annual General Meeting of The Poetry Society. Following the formal business of the AGM starting at…

December 2019

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 5 December 2019, 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 Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lighting up ceremony 2019

Thursday 5 December 2019, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Christmas is on its way once more – and in one of London’s favourite traditions, the famous Norwegian Christmas Tree will soon begin its journey…

January 2020

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 Poetry Review Winter issue launch

Thursday 30 January 2020, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: Free

The Poetry Society celebrates the publication of the Winter 2019 issue of The Poetry Review with an exciting line-up of readers featuring Don Paterson, Victoria…

February 2020

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 February 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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Poetry @ 3 is (usually) the first Thursday of each month at the Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 February 2020

Free Verse is an all-day market, celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers and organisations both large and small, both experimental and…

Free Verse Fair breakfast and lunch offer for exhibitors – pre sale ends 21/02/20 17:00

Saturday 22 February 2020, 10:00 am4:30 pm Cost: £5.50 – £13

The Poetry Café delivers breakfast and lunch to your table! Choose any coffee and a pastry for breakfast (delivered to your table between 10:00 and…

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,…

Workshop: a mini editing masterclass with Will Harris

Saturday 22 February 2020, 2:00 pm4:30 pm Cost: £30 – £35

A practical afternoon workshop as part of Free Verse, the Poetry Book and Magazine Fair. Poet, essayist and editor Will Harris is one of the…

Free Verse Evening Readings

Saturday 22 February 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Eight minutes to wow the crowd. A selection of poets, publishers and wild-card guests demonstrate their tricks and flairs in the shortest of slots. After…

Exhibition celebration: What the Dickens?

Thursday 27 February 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Meet the artist at a free celebration of our latest Café exhibition… Please join us at The Poetry Café on 27 February to celebrate the…

March 2020

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Stanza Bonanza: showcase for poets from Barnes, Chiswick and Clapham

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

FIND THIS EVENT ON FACEBOOK The Poetry Society presents a lovely evening of poetry from two of its Stanzas – poets from Barnes & Chiswick,…

[UPDATED] Poetry @ 3

Thursday 5 March 2020, 3:00 pm
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  Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways…

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