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November 2019

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

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 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…

Judy Brown

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

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 2019, 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 12 November 2019, 8:00 am5:00 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…

Brazilian poetry book launch

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Launch of the Brazilian poetry book O Ritmo da Roda: poemas fotográficos (The Rhythm of the Circle: photographic poems), by Natan Barreto. The author will…

Film Club Film Screening

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 6:45 pm8:45 pm

Yesterday (2019). Imagine no Beatles, it’s not easy even if you try. No Yesterday, no Blackbird, no Sgt Pepper, no Imagine. No all-time best Bond…

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.…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 14 November 2019, 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 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…

Launch of Love’s Cold Returning: John Clare’s 1841 Odyssey from Essex to Northamptonshire by Ellis Hall and Bridget Somekh.

Friday 15 November 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

An introduction and welcome by John Gallas will outline the scope of the book: — An exploration in verse, prose and images of the world…

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

Saturday 16 November 2019, 10:00 am4:30 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Heidi and Poetry Surgery, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

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

Saturday 16 November 2019, 1:15 pm4:45 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Jonathan and future sessions This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Screening of the Burying Party

Saturday 16 November 2019, 3:15 pm5:30 pm

To commemorate the 101st anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death in action during WW1, the Wilfred Owen Association is hosting a screening of the Burying Party,…

artBLAB

Saturday 16 November 2019, 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…

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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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 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, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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…

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…

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…

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

Saturday 30 November 2019, 11:00 am5:15 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Mab and future Poetry Surgeries This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

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

Robert Peake 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems with Robert Peake, St Albans

Sunday 1 December 2019, 11:45 am4:15 pm Cost: £50

This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss your work one-to-one with Robert Peake, a poet with an international perspective. Robert takes a friendly and sincere…

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, London

Monday 2 December 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

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

Judy Brown

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

Monday 2 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 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 3 December 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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…

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…

Poetry @ 3 

Thursday 5 December 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…

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…

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 7:30pm 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,…

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

Saturday 7 December 2019, 9:30 am5:30 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Jonathan and future sessions This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

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

Saturday 7 December 2019, 10:00 am4:30 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Heidi and Poetry Surgery, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Alyson Hallett

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alyson Hallet, Bath

Saturday 7 December 2019, 1:30 pm4:30 pm Cost: £55

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

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, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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…

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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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm 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 13 December 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm 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…

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 7:30pm 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 Unplugged

Tuesday 17 December 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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.

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

1-1 Poetry Surgery with John Glenday (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 with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during JANUARY 2020.…

Poetry @ 3 

Thursday 2 January 2020, 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 January 2020, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm 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 7:00pm 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 7:30pm 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…

The Shuffle

Saturday 25 January 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm 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…

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.…

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

Saturday 15 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…

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…

March 2020

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (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 with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during FEBRUARY 2020.…

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…

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