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July 2017

Now I Find Poetry in my Favourite Place patch

Poem-A-Thon fundraiser for the Poetry Café

Saturday 22 July 2017, 1:00 pm11:00 pm

61 poets in an all-day non-stop poetry reading to raise funds for the Poetry Café. Each poet will read for eight minutes, entry is by donation,…

August 2017

The Poetry Café will be closed from 20 August to 3 September

Sunday 20 August 2017Monday 4 September 2017

The Poetry Café will be closed from 20 August to 3 September but we will be back with a full autumn calendar of events!

October 2017

The Poetry Cafe frontage - almost finished

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 12 October 2017, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Poetry @ 3 is USUALLY first Thursday of each month – apart from October (2nd Thursday) – an open mic for poets who like to…

January 2018

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 11 January 2018, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month – an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day.…

February 2018

Mark E Smith

A celebration of Mark E Smith and The Fall

Monday 12 February 2018, 7:30 pm11:00 pm

Pay tribute to The Fall’s Mark E Smith by coming along to our special celebration. Share your original poems/short stories – or your personal stories…

Hannah Silva: credit: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society

Feedback on your poems from Hannah Silva, London SOLD OUT

Thursday 22 February 2018, 11:15 am6:00 pm Cost: £70

This event is SOLD OUT but find out more about Hannah and Poetry Surgery, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

March 2018

Hannah Silva: credit: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society

Feedback on your poems-in-progress with Hannah Silva, London SOLD OUT

Friday 2 March 2018, 11:15 am6:00 pm Cost: £70

This event is sold out but find out more about Hannah and Poetry Surgery, and future dates * This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems, Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 10:30 am6:00 pm Cost: £70

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT but find out more about Judy Brown and Poetry Surgeries. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on…

April 2018

You Are An Ocean Poetry Workshop

Saturday 14 April 2018, 12:00 pm2:00 pm Cost: £7 – £12

Maximise your looking at Poetry Cafe exhibition You are an ocean and I am a living thing with a writing workshop. Thom Kofoed’s exhibition explores how women…

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Monday 16 April 2018, 12:15 pm7:00 pm Cost: £70

*This event is sold out* Find out more about Judy Brown and Poetry Surgeries. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Walking and Reverie: A Writing and Drawing Workshop

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 3:30 pm6:00 pm Cost: £18 – £25

This dynamic workshop with visual artist Zoe Benbow and poet Sarah Corbett will lead you through a series of meditations, writing and drawing exercises designed…

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…

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…

June 2018

Judy Brown

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

Tuesday 12 June 2018, 11:15 am6:00 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…

July 2018

Hannah Silva: credit: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society

1-1 feedback on your poems with Hannah Silva, London

Friday 20 July 2018, 11:15 am6:00 pm Cost: £70

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Hannah Silva. Hannah will be running one-hour sessions…

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…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

1-1 feedback on your poems with Rebecca Goss SOLD OUT

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Find out more about Rebecca and Poetry Surgeries This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

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

Peace sign

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…

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Monday 13 August 2018, 11:15 am4:45 pm Cost: £70

THIS POETRY SURGERY IS SOLD OUT – Find out more about Judy Brown and Poetry Surgeries   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

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

Judy Brown

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

Monday 3 September 2018, 11:15 am4:45 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…

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…

October 2018

Judy Brown

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

Monday 8 October 2018, 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…

November 2018

Judy Brown

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

Monday 5 November 2018, 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…

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

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London

Monday 3 December 2018, 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…

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…

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…

Kayak by David Armes & Nancy Campbelll, limited edition print.

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…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

Feedback on your poems with Rebecca Goss, London SOLD OUT

Friday 18 January 2019 Cost: £70

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – Find out more about future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis…

February 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with Katrina Naomi, London

Friday 1 February 2019, 2:30 pm4:30 pm Cost: £70

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

Judy Brown

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

Monday 4 February 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

-1 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…

Mark E Smith

Tribute night: Mark E Smith

Monday 11 February 2019, 7:30 pm

Notebook out plagiarists! Pay tribute to The Fall’s Mark E Smith by coming along to our special celebration. Bring your favourite Fall lyrics to read,…

March 2019

Poetry Reading: Pete Brown and M L Liebler

Friday 15 March 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

An evening with Pete Brown and M L Liebler.  Join poet, singer, percussionist, record producer and screenwriter Pete (known for his lyrics for 60s supergroup…

April 2019

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Monday 1 April 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

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

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…

Hot Dog Books and Trouser Books: poetry & folded book workshop

Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:30 am4:30 pm Cost: £45 – £55

How would your poems look presented in a Hot Dog book? Or a Trouser book? What about a Jacob’s Ladder Accordion Flexagon book? To coincide with…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

Feedback on your poems with Rebecca Goss, London SOLD OUT

Friday 26 April 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* FIND OUT MORE ABOUT REBECCA, AND FUTURE DATES This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Judy Brown

Feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Monday 29 April 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

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

May 2019

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…

Poem-A-Thon logo

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

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London sold out

Monday 3 June 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

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

July 2019

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

Monday 29 July 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

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

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…

Small Business, BIG Results!

Friday 20 September 2019, 10:00 am4:00 pm

An enjoyable, nurturing and productive workshop for freelancers and small business focusing on Vision, Mindset and Planning.

October 2019

Poetry @ 3 – truth and lies

Thursday 3 October 2019, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
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One event on Monday 17 February 2020 at 4:00pm

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

Judy Brown

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

Monday 14 October 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…

November 2019

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poetry with Judy Brown, London

Monday 11 November 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…

December 2019

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London SOLD OUT

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

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

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…

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…

February 2020

Judy Brown

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

Monday 3 February 2020, 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…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 6 February 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 until Thursday 3 December 2020

Poetry @ 3 is (usually) the first Thursday of each month at the Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

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