Poetry Cafe Calendar

July 2014
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1 19:30 Poetry Unplugged
London's premier open mic night. Come and sign up between 6 and 7pm to be in the line up. Hosted by Niall O'Sullivan. £5/4
2 19:00 June English
3 15:00 Poetry @ 3 (open mic), Poetry Cafe
Poetry @ 3 is 3pm, first Thursday of every month, for poets who like to come out and play during the day. Sign up between 2.30 and 3 to read up to 4 mins of your poetry. Limited spaces. Free. Hosted by Paul McGrane.  FIND THIS EVENT ON FACEBOOK
3 19:30 Talking to Strangers

Don't do what your mama told you Come and Talk to Strangers! A brand new mind shattering spoken word and muso night launching this March at London's Poetry Cafe A spoken word night with some excitement. Mics. Twists. Turns. Twinkly lights. Sounds. Even noise. Words maybe. Almost definitely in fact. Time to mingle with strangers in a lovely, intimate setting with music, meaningful musings, comedy and words.

Featuring our exclusive Small Talk Speed Slam arrive early for limited spots! £6/5

4 20:00 Lipped Ink
Lipped Ink is a new bi-monthly event at the Poetry Cafe. With poetry open mic slots, a featured poet and a unique additional slot of guided visualisation which all explore the power of spoken words to engage, inspire and entertain. Hosted by Mark "Mr T" Thompson, founder of The Cultural Chameleon Press and Sarah Thompson. Come and see some great poetry or sign up for the open mic slot to lip your own ink. £5 http://goodnewzee.wordpress.com/
5 19:00 Sufi Poetry

I’ve got a window up my sleeve/ and a door in my shirt/ I can open any time to walk/ out into the blue - Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

We are showcasing modern Sufi poets, in particular Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore whose constantly surprising Sufi poetry has been admired by Coleman Barks and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. As ever we have classic Sufi poetry and encourage you to bring your spiritual poetry. Music on Bulgarian 'kaval' (similar to the Turkish ney flute) and the 'erhu' (Chinese violin). Sufi songs from Turkey and north India.

There'll be a Sufi 'zikr' meditation to close with chanting, music, and sacred movements.

Waged: £10  Unwaged: £8 Regulars: £5

For more info: 07821 184696

http://www.meetup.com/SufiMusic/

7 19:30 Exiled Writers Ink
Monthly gathering of writers exiled from their homeland with featured performances. Hosted by Jennifer Langer. £4/2 www.exiledwriters.co.uk
8 19:30 Poetry Unplugged
London's premier open mic night. Come and sign up between 6 and 7pm to be in the line up. Hosted by Niall O'Sullivan. £5/4
9 20:00 Loose Muse
London's only regular event for women writers of all genres. Plus open mic spots. Hosted by Agnes Meadow. £5/3
10 20:00 Survivors Poetry

Poetry from Jessica Lawrence & music from Maggie & Lucy Lyrical + Dave Russell, Kath Tait + open mic. MC Razz.

 £3.50, £2.50 concessions £1.50 floor spots.

11 19:00 Issue 2 Launch
For the launch of issue two of The Screech Owl magazine we have put together an interesting evening of poetry readings in a friendly & welcoming venue, the readers this time will include, Helen Ivory, Grant Tarbard, David Cooke, Bethany.W.Pope, Jonathan Beale, Rodney Wood & Greg Freeman. Please come along and join us.£5
12 20:00 Platform 1
Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts. Arrive up to half an hour early to put your name down. Doors open at 7pm.  £5/4
14 19:30 4 Minutes Movie

Four Minute Movies. A new open mic / filming session for poets, storytellers & comedians on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Poetry Cafe.

Brought to you by tall.lighthouse.co.uk and vintagepoison.co.uk.

THE RULES: Your spot has to be a single piece, up to four minutes, and has to tell a story. All rights remain with the artist.

 Sign up between 6:30pm and 7:15pm. £4

15 19:30 Poetry Unplugged
London's premier open mic night. Come and sign up between 6 and 7pm to be in the line up. Hosted by Niall O'Sullivan. £5/4
16 19:30 The Centre of Things

A poetry reading with music. Readings: Geraldine Paine, launching her 2nd collection, The Beginnings of Trees; Sue Rose, whose latest collection is a chapbook of sonnets and photos, Heart Archives; Anne Stewart, reading from her collection, The Janus Hour, and new work. Music from Steve Anthony, an award-winning poet, lyricist, singer, songwriter and guitarist. £5/4  editor@poetrypf.co.uk

18 19:30 Yeti-Poetics
 Poetry both silly and sensible from Paul Chandler (aka Shy Yeti) with John Smallshaw, open mike slots. Pay what you can afford
19 20:00 Lipped Ink
Lipped Ink is a new bi-monthly event at the Poetry Cafe. With poetry open mic slots, a featured poet and a unique additional slot of guided visualisation which all explore the power of spoken words to engage, inspire and entertain. Hosted by Mark "Mr T" Thompson, founder of The Cultural Chameleon Press and Sarah Thompson. Come and see some great poetry or sign up for the open mic slot to lip your own ink. £5 http://goodnewzee.wordpress.com/
21 19:30 Dada Is Back

Poetry, prose and music inspired by DADA

With Anouche Sherman, Tom Bland, Irina Jauhianene, Chris Arning, Gloria Sanders, Ian long, Sunshine Fagioo, Isabel Del Rio, and more more...£4/3

22 19:30 Poetry Unplugged
London's premier open mic night. Come and sign up between 6 and 7pm to be in the line up. Hosted by Niall O'Sullivan. £5/4
23 19:30 Cinnamon Press Book Launch
24 16:30 Book Launch: Poets in the Afternoon anthology
A spot of poetry and a splash of wine. Come and celebrate the launch of Poets in the Afternoon, a small but perfectly formed anthology of poems by thirty-two of the poets who performed in the inaugural year of Poetry@3, our open mic in the Poetry Cafe every first Thursday of the month. Everyone welcome. Free. Find this event on Facebook
25 20:00 Fourth Friday Summer Party

With poetry & music from Hylda Sims, Jon Sayers & the Crispy Hot Club + floor poets, a glass of bubbly & a few nibbles.£7/5

26 20:00 The Shuffle

SCOTTISH VOICES from far and wide of Brian Johnstone, Alasdair Paterson, Roddy Lumsden, Eleanor Livingstone, Angela Cleland, and Gordon Meade. Entry £6/4    Refreshments from bar 

29 19:30 Poetry Unplugged
London's premier open mic night. Come and sign up between 6 and 7pm to be in the line up. Hosted by Niall O'Sullivan. £5/4
30 19:00 Stanza Bonanza: Reading v Portsmouth & Havant
There may be blood, there WILL be poetry. Two of the Poetry Society's leading Stanzas join up for a cracking night of poetry. Free entry and everyone welcome! Wearing the shirt for Reading are: Alison Hill, Sagarika Banerjee, Andrew Curtis, Wendy Klein, Ted Millichap, and Claire Dyer. In the Portsmouth corner: Mark Cassidy, Pauline Hawkesworth, Denise Bennett, Eileen Phyall, Gareth Toms, Richard Pierce, and MC Maggie Sawkins. See our Stanza Bonanza page for upcoming dates.
31 19:30 Anna Kahn and Tom Bland's Solo Shows

 Funny, Subversive, Political and Raw FREE