Poetry Cafe Calendar

December 2014
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1 14:30 Poetry Surgery with Katy Evans-Bush
Book an appointment to see Katy Evans-Bush to read and discuss your poems! Please note appointments are by booking only. £20 for members, £25 non-members. For more details see http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/cafe/surgeries/

1 19:30 Exiled Writers Ink: Journey to the Unknown
In memory of the refugees who have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. In protest against the Government's decision to end search and rescue missions saving the lives of refugees fleeing wars and instability in Libya, Syria and other countries. Featuring Predrag Finci, Shabibi Shah and Fatemeh Shams. With open-mic section. Entry £2 2014 EWI members; £4 others. 
2 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 
3 19:30 Stanza Bonanza: Brondesbury v Southwark

There may be blood, there WILL be poetry. Two of the Poetry Society's leading Stanzas join up for a cracking night of poetry. In the corner for SOUTHWARK: Helen Adie, Gillie Robic, Danuta Dagair, John Mackinnon, Jenny Hobson, and Joan Byrne. Wearing the shirt for BRONDESBURY: Sue Whitmore, Nick Lipley, Evanthe Blandy, Wynn Wheldon, Mary McCormack, Chrys Salt. FREE entry and everyone welcome! Find this event on Facebook

4 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
4 19:30 Talking to Strangers
Don't do what your mama told you Come and Talk to Strangers! A spoken word night with 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
5 18:00 Event Cancelled - Please note the Cafe will close at 6pm tonight
Please note the cafe will close at 6pm tonight, as this evenings event has been cancelled. 
6 19:30 'Music of the Spheres': Mystic Music and Poetry, and Sufi Meditation
Classic Sufi poetry exploring the 'hidden treasure' and sacred vibrations of the universe. Poetry and readings welcome on the theme of 'Music of the Spheres', and a special audience composition of a poem using chance techniques! Featuring a special 'cymatics' musical performance by Mark Wagner. Entry £8 on the door. Hosted by Khaled Hakim, for more details please see http://www.meetup.com/SufiMusic/events

8 19:30 Tall Lighthouse / Four Minute Movie
 Open mic / filming session for poets, storytellers & comedians. 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
9 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 
10 20:00 Loose Muse
 Loose Muse is London's only regular event for women writers of all genres. This evening's performance features Elise Valmorbida and is another chance to hear the multistranded collaboration 'Spectre of Abondonment' between Lorraine Clarke, Sue Johns, Sarah Reilly and Agnes Meadows. Plus open mic spots. Hosted by Agnes Meadow. £6/5  www.loose-muse.com
11 20:00 Survivors Poetry
Featured poets and open mic floor spots from your very selves. 8pm start. Entry £3.50, £2.50, £1.50 floor spots. 
12 20:00 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
13 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 
15 20:00 MIDWINTER MOMENTS, Poetry and songs for Christmas and dark December nights
Poems by Andrew Cuthbert and Wendy Shutler, songs by Ivor Game.  

8 pm (doors open 7.30) Admission £6.

16 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 19:00 Mad about books launch
 Second Chance performance platform  with WCH Publishing present *Mad About Poetry * poets Ant Smith, Ernie Burn, Habiba Hrida, Jason Why, Alain English and many more well-known acts for a live performance book release. £3.00 entry, concessionary free entry
18 19:00 Mad About Poetry Book Launch
 Second Chance performance platform with WCH Publishing presents *Mad About Poetry* featuring poets Ant Smith, Ernie Burn, Habiba Hrida, Jason Why, Alain English and many more well-known acts to launch new book releases. £3.00 entry, concessionary free entry.
19 14:30 Cafe Closed
 Please note the Cafe will close at 2:30pm today.
20 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 
21 10:00 Cafe Closed for Christmas 21st Dec - 4th Jan