Poetry Cafe Calendar

February 2015
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date time event
2 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
3 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
5 15:00 Poetry @ 3 (open mic), Poetry Cafe
Poetry @ 3 is 3pm, for poets who like to come out and play during the day. Sign up between 2.30 and 3 to read. Free. Hosted by Paul McGrane. JOIN THE FACEBOOK PAGE
6 20:00 Lipped Ink
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 Kemi Taiwo, regular host of Lyrically Challenged. Come and see some great poetry or sign up for the open mic slot. £5
7 19:30 'I Am Your Moon': Mystic Music, Sufi Poetry and Meditation
There is a tradition of opening a sacred book and readng the first thing to find answers... We have refined this by cutting out lines from Sufi poems and scattering them amongst the audience. After a brief meditation, you are invited to speak a word, line, feeling that comes to you. Amazingly, a new poem is created that vibrates with the synergy in the room. Guest Sufi music and open floor to original spiritual poetry or music. Entry £8. Hosted by Khaled Hakim, for more details please see http://www.meetup.com/SufiMusic/events 
10 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
11 20:00 Loose Muse
London's only regular event for women writers of all genres. Plus open mic spots. Hosted by Agnes Meadow. £6/5 www.loose-muse.com
12 20:00 Survivors Poetry
Special guests The Children and Mark Knight with open mic. Entry £3.50, £2.50, £1.50 floor spots.
13 19:30 Playing Poetry
If music be the food of love" An evening of poetry performance devised by singers, musicians, actors and poets to celebrate romance in traditional and contemporarty poetry and music. Drop by from 6:30pm to sign up for open mic slots. £6/5 concessions.
14 20:00 Platform 1 - Third Anniversary!
Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts. Come celebrate our 3rd birthday with Michael Breen, Gabriel Moreno, and Cathy Flower as features. Arrive up to half an hour early to put your name down. Hosted by Amy Neilson Smith and Ernie Burns. Doors open at 7pm.  £5/4
16 19:30 Farrago Love SLAM!
Join us for the Farrago Annual Love Slam and Love Words Top 10 Show. More details to follow.
17 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
18 19:30 Louche Women
A live poetry-chat show featuring poetry, singalongalouche, guests and live music. The audience is encouraged to bring 'A Thing' for the chance to win a prize. Co-hosted by Caroline Smith and Sue Kreitzman. For further details www.facebook.com/louchewomen
19 20:00 Fizzing February With Dodo Modern Poets
Amazing line-up includes visiting New Yorker, Amy Leon star of the Nuyorican slam team, Jasmine Ann Cooray, Lara Kennedy, and Patric Cunnane. £8/7 patric.poet@zen.co.uk
20 19:30 Lines Across the Water
Four poets from London and three from the Isle of Arran meet to explore common ground: an evening of poetry, and a little music, from either side of the water. Featuring: Alex Josephy, Simon Kirwin, Steve Boorman, Lynda How, Time Pomeroy, Cicely Gill, and David Underdown. Entry £4 / £3 concessions  
21 20:00 Lipped Ink
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 Kemi Taiwo, regular host of Lyrically Challenged. Come and see some great poetry or sign up for the open mic slot. £5
24 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
25 19:00 “Remember When?” - Celebrating LGBT History Month
Celebrate LGBT History Month, with “Remember When” A free, social interactive evening of revelry and reminiscence. Hosted by Trudy Howson. Enjoy poetry, Special Guests and a “real life” quiz. Free entry.  
26 19:00 Stanza Bonanza: Swindon v Suffolk
Poetry from two of the Poetry Society's Stanzas. Free event, all very welcome. Wearing the shirt for Suffolk: Elizabeth Bracken, Florence Cox, Kate Foley, Caroline Gill, Caroline Page, and Beth Soule. In the Swindon corner: Hilda Sheehan, Cristina Newton, Louise Crossley, George Morehead, Sam Loveless, and Maurice Spillane. Find this event on Facebook
27 20:00 Fourth Friday
Poetry from Joseph Horgan and Antony Owen; music from Adrian Hoyle and Steve Dan Mills, voices from the floor. Entry £8/6. For more details, please see www.fourthfriday.wordpress.com
28 19:30 The Shuffle - Poetry From Here, There, and Elsewhere
The shuffle returns with its monthly showcasing of featured poets, this month with translations from Spanish, German, and Serbian. Gale Burns hosts a stellar line-up including German poet and translator Judy Gahagan, Patrick Early on Machado, Marina Sanchez on Neruda, Ana Sefer from Serbia and more! An international evening to stimulate your mind. Entry £6/4