Poetry Cafe Calendar

August 2014
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2 19:00 Sufi Poetry
 I am a drunkard from another kind of tavern. I dance to a silent tune. I am the symphony of stars. ~Rumi

We still have time to celebrate Eid! Join us in 'another kind of tavern', where we showcase classic Sufi poetry readings, Sufi music, and a Sufi 'zikr'. And please bring your original spiritual poetry. We're lowering our entrance cost to £8 for this evening. So enjoy! Music on 'kaval' (similar to Turkish ney) and 'erhu' (Chinese violin).  Sufi songs from Turkey and India. Ending with a Sufi 'zikr' meditation with chanting, music, and sacred movements.

Waged: £8  Regulars: £5

More info: Khaled 07821 184696 or http://www.meetup.com/SufiMusic/events

4 20:00 Exiled Writers Ink
Monthly gathering of writers exiled from their homeland with featured performances. Hosted by Jennifer Langer. £4/2 www.exiledwriters.co.uk
5 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
6 19:30 Stanza Bonanza: Enfield v Herts
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 ENFIELD are Annmarie Nicholson, Anthony Fisher, Terry Jones, Chris Hamilton, Mary Duggan, and Jayne Buckland. In the HERTS corner: David Van-Cauter, John Gohorry, Gareth Writer-Davies, Dick Copeland, Dick Jones, and Yuko Minamikawa Adams. See our Stanza Bonanza page for upcoming dates. Find this event on FACEBOOK
7 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
7 19:00 Butcher's Dog Poetry Magazine - Launch
London! We're bringing our sunny northern disposition dahn sarf to share BD3 with you lovely folk. Come! It'll be aces.   For those of you who don't know, Butcher's Dog is a new biannual poetry magazine, founded in the North East of England by six poets who each won a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North in 2010 and/or 2011. Following tutorship from poet Clare Pollard and with the encouragement and support of Chief Executive of New Writing North, Claire Malcolm, Butcher's Dog was created - and we're now supported by funding from Arts Council England, and launching our exciting third issue. Come and hear poetry from seven wonderful poets, all of whom are published in issue three of the magazine. Featuring: Jo Brandon, Natacha Bryan, Neil Fulwood, Rosie Garland, Howard Laughton, Danny O'Connor and  Tom Vickers.
Tickets are just £4 and available from the Butcher's Dog Eventbrite page.
More information about Butcher's Dog, including how to submit to issue four, is available on the website.
Issue Three artwork: 'Plinth' by Laura Hol.
9 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
11 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

12 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
13 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
18 10:00 Annual Closure
The Cafe will be closed from Monday 18th August 2014 to Saturday 30th August 2014. We'll be back on the 1st September 2014