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Poetry Landmarks of Britain

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A pint of poetry

 

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details: The liveliest night out in Peterborough's reviving poetry scene. The second Wednesday of every month at Charters Bar.
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A White, a Blue, a Yellow, Red: poetry by Jeremy Reed

 

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details: The Crafts Council have launched an online exhibition that presents five poems by Jeremy Reed to five objects held in the Crafts Council Collection.
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Acoustic Night Bristol

 

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details: Acoustic Night is Bristols longest running independent Open Mic(15 years)hosting poets professional and amateur from around the globe. An established ...
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Ambit 193 launch

 

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details: It is an opportunity to meet in a relaxed setting the writers, artists and editors of the vibrant mix that is Ambit.It is also free.
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An evening of poetry reading

 

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details: More evenings of poetry scheduled at the Warrington Central Library, they will be from 7 till 9 and will fall on the first friday of each month. Here ...
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Ó Bhéal

 

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details: Of our fifty nights in any given year, at least ten would showcase British poets.
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Bath Spa University Stand Up Poetry Series

 

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details: Every Second Thursday THE DUNCAN ROOM Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Queen Square, Bath Doors Open 8.00pm Admission 6.0...
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Brixtongue

 

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details: BRIXTONGUE Brixton legendary performance night with poetry, music and comedy, hosts the best in local, national and international talent. On Saturda...
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Browser's Cafe Poets

 

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details: Browsers Cafe Poets is an informal listening post for working poets who appreciate 'Good Poetry Well Spoken' in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Th...
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Caesura #5

 

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details: An incendiary and exciting night of spoken word hosted by Goodnight Press. The fifth installment of CAESURA is a visual poetry show & tell with concep...
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Carlton Poets

 

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details: Meetings - monthly: last THURSDAY of each Month - optional theme - 19.30 - 21.45 h approx. - entry: 1.50 (8...
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CB1 Poetry

 

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CELEBRATION OF THE POETRY OF ANDREW YOUNG

 

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details: Stonegate was the work-place of Andrew Young, who was vicar there for 18 years. His classic poetry, very topographical in nature, is saturated with it...
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Chandler's Bards

 

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details: Chesterfield's own monthly open-mic poetry and spoken-word event runs on the third Monday of every month. Free Entry - 8pm start.
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clitheroe books open floor poetry readings

 

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details: Clitheroe Books hosts open floor poetry readings at the New Inn on the last Thursday of each month starting at 7.30. Admission free. Everybody welcome...
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dead good poets

 

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details: This venue has promoted poetry readings for the past five years. events are usually a guest poet plus open mic. many of the leading scottish poets hav...
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Don't eat the mic(rophone)

 

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details: A fortnightly open mic night celebrating the spoken word: poetry, short stories, drama and acoustic music. Recommencing Sept 2008 after a summer br...
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Ealing - Pitshanger Poets

 

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details: We are an informal weekly poetry workshop - we meet in the Library of The Questors Theatre at 8pm. We bring 10 copies of an original poem for reading ...
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Exiled Lit Cafe

 

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details: It takes regularly on the first Monday of every month and is very varied, featuring exiled poets, writers and musicians. It raises awareness of litera...
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Finborough Theatreforum

 

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details: Commissioned for the Finborough Theatre by Artistic Director Neil McPherson, and produced by Development Producer Marie Bobin, finboroughtheatreforum ...
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Free Entrance Poetry Jam@The Tea Box

 

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details: Innocence meets Experience as The Tea Box hosts another open mike Poetry Jam where new voices can perform alongside established performing poets. A...
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Friday Afternoon Poetry (series 1)

 

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details: Would you like to deepen your appreciation and understanding of poetry? This group will meet once a month to consider one or two poems in depth. The p...
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Halton Libraries Poetry Reading Group

 

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details: Following a successful launch on National Poetry Day 2005, the poetry reading group will run on the second Thursday of every month from 7-8pm. Each m...
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Hammer & Tongue Cambridge

 

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details: This is your chance to become part of the spoken word slam brilliance that has graced this here fair city for over a year, in the warm and wonderfulsu...
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Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam

 

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details: Hammer and Tongue is a monthly open poetry slam and showcase that has built up a lively dynamic performance poetry scene in oxford. First Tuesday of e...
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Harbour Poets

 

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details: Harbour Poets is based in Weymouth, Dorset, UK. The group was founded in the early 1990’s and has met continuously ever since. It has an open member...
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Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!

 

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details: A Long-running and hugely popular night, Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! blends the cream of brighton's poetry with music and fundamentalist cabaret to create...
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John Clare reading in Northampton

 

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details: ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY A reading of John Clares poetry (4th event) Guest Speakers Thursday 4th October. 7pm in front of All Saints...
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Live Poetry

 

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details: Every Wednesday there's a chance for aspiring or published writers to read to a audience in a comfortable atmosphere. Ideal for poets wanting to hone ...
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London School of Jewish Studies

 

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details: POETRY WORKSHOP A seven-week course bringing Biblical stories to your creative writing We begin with a class in the essential elements of the cra...
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London's River Thames

 

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details: This 2-hour guided walk includes readings from Burns, Gilbert, Shakespeare, Donne, Luttrell, Wordsworth, John Agard, Sheridan, Spike Milligan, Lorna D...
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Louth Poetry Group

 

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details: Louth is the home of the Wolds Words festival, a four day reading and writing event in October of each year. Louth Poetry Group is one of the ways tha...
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Magnetic North

 

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details: Because they commission new poetry
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Mayor of London Respect Poetry Slam

 

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details: Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, rap or emceeing, where participants perform their orginal poems before a loud and voluble audience ...
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New Writing Types

 

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details: A series of writing workshops and readings - lots of professional poets coaching new writers. Intensive workshops and meetings with industry professio...
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Night Blue Fruit

 

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details: This is an open mic night and all are welcome. It happens on the first Tuesday of every month and it is a great opportunity for people of all ages and...
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Orbis Forum

 

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details: An informal way of getting together to find out everything you need to know about writing poetry (probably), now that you know how - where, when, wha...
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Other Voices: Alternative Spoken Word Cabaret

 

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details: Other Voices brings you open-hearted open mic, feature sets from spoken word stars, and some very special guests, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. ...
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Peterborough

 

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details: Every year, since 1998, the Council have organised a Poet Laureate of the City competition. The winners have then gone on to represent the local area ...
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Poetic Justice

 

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details: A regular event for poetry and spoken word on the third Tuesday of each month. Features guest poets, live music and a relaxed atmosphere. The evening ...
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Poetry & Pints

 

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details: 'Poetry & Pints' has been running in Middlewich since August 1995 and attracts a wide following of poets, singers and musicians, particularly every Ju...
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Poetry Aberdeen

 

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details: Poetry Aberdeen is a monthly poetry gathering, held on the last Thursday of the month, with extra events for the New Words festival in September, and ...
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Poetry at Kimbolton

 

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details: The series has been quietly serving an area long associated with poets (Cowper, Clare, Donne) but not very well supplied with reading venues. Major f...
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Poetry Bites

 

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details: Poetry Bites........an evening of floor spots from local poets, and a well known guest poet. Diverse, friendly and its an audience !
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Poetry Course for Refugees and Exiles

 

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details: Develp poetry skills for possible publication and performance. Free for Exiled Writers Ink members and £15 for non-members who then become members....
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Poetry Devas Slamming Night

 

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details: Poetry Devas is bringing slamming to the Chester poetry scene. Whether you are an established performance poet, a first timer, or a poetry voyeur; all...
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Poetry Doubles at Friargate Theatre

 

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details: Each event in the series features an established poet and his or her own choice of a second poet - an exciting, emerging talent, usually someone who's...
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Poetry People

 

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details: Poetry People organise a monthly poetry lunch at the little theatre in Thornton. Dates vary but they are usually the middle of the month and always a ...
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Poetry Unplugged

 

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details: London's Premier Open Mic Poetry Night now in its ninth year. Every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. those wishing to read should arrive between 6pm and 7pm a...
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POETRY WORKSHOP

 

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details: Just to let people know that poetry exists even in the home of the British army Event takes place on the second tuesday of each month between 7 and...
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Poets in the Library

 

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details: On-going series in spring and autumn to bring poets to Northwich. Includes an open floor section. Angela Topping is the resident poet. She starts the ...
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Poets United

 

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details: Peterborough and Fenland Performance Poetry Group have been meeting since 1998. They now meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm at the Palmerst...
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riverlines

 

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details: riverlines brings the best of contemporary writers (often but not always poets) to the heart of the City in a monthly events series. There have been ...
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RSA & Blackwell present an evening with Simon Armitage

 

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details: With poet Simon Armitage Chair: Sean O’Hagan, journalist In his first collection of prose writing since the highly acclaimed All Points North,...
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Scavel An Gow

 

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details: Scavel An Gow (the name means gossip, or bench of lies in the Kernewek language) is a group of leading Cornish writers dedicated to the creation of ...
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Scavel An Gow

 

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details: Not nominating - but Scavel An Gow, already included in the poetry landmarks, is no more and will not be performing again.
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Shortfuse

 

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details: A weekly spokenword venue that has been running for the past four and a half years: specialising in promoting a fusion of stand up poetry and spokenwo...
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Shortlands Poetry Circle

 

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details: Shortlands Poetry Circle is a reading group, established in 1911, meets twice a month on Tues at 2.30. Pre-selected topics. See web-site.
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Small Presses - Big Voices

 

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details: Readings by poets of Small Presses: Peterloo Poets on 21st September 2007. Vane Women on 19th October, 2007. Happensatnce Press on 30th November, 20...
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Soundings at 44 Portland Place

 

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details: A bi-monthly series of literary and performance events covering both mainstream and experimental work, in what must be both the most central and the m...
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Speakeasy

 

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details: Regular first wednesday of the month open mic evenings regularly attracting an audience of 40+
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STAND & DELIVER

 

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details: This event has been running for several years with great success. It brings together poets from all walks of life and all abilities. The poet who wrot...
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Subtle Flame

 

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details: 8.30pm Admission 2 Thursdays Nov 3rd 2005 2006 5 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May,1 June, 6 July,7 Sept,5 Oct (Beverley Lit Fest Event, Check ve...
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Sundays at the Oto

 

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details: To get effective publicity! I am the organiser, and I feel (1) it will be a series of high quality poetry readings with good poets (2) I want to expan...
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The Blue Room

 

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details: The Blue Room meets monthly, giving local writers and the general public an opportunity to hear both new writers and more experienced, bigger names. T...
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The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour

 

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details: Novelist Josephine Hart brings great poetry to the stage read by a well known actor each month at the British Library. The aim is to bring poetry back...
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The Mimic Octopus

 

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details: Beginning on 21 November 2013, the 13 Pages team will be hosting a fortnightly series of workshops, each looking at poems from different historical pe...
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The Morag Morris Poetry Lectures, University of Surrey

 

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details: This annual event is given by an outstanding poet on one of the great poets of the twentieth century (and in due course the twenty first). It is uniq...
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The Speakers' Corner

 

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details: The Speakers' Corner has been convening in York on the second Wednesday of every month since January 2006 for poetry, storytelling and spoken word per...
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The Spoken Word

 

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details: Meets the first Tuesday of every month, with up to 30 listeners/readers. Our venue has featured three times on Radio Ryedale in the Poetry Corner sect...
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Total Eclipse by Christopher Hampton

 

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details: This paly follows the life of French poets Verlaine and Rimbaud and is written by Oscar winning writer Christopher Hampton.
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Warrington

 

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details: Every quarter, local poets meet to read their own work or inspirational poems, often on a chosen theme. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments are serv...
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West Kent Book Fair: Poetry at the Fair

 

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details: I am trying to promote poetry as a performance art form with an open mic session at the West Kent Book Fair on October 28th and then April and October...
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Wordplay at NEO

 

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details: Informal open mic poetry every last Thursday of the month. Admission free. 7.30pm for 8.00pm
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Words Aloud Sheffield

 

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details: Words Aloud is an underground open mic, spoken word poetry night in Sheffield. It packs in over 100 people every month of every age and background. Th...
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Writing retreats

 

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details: Writing retreats held in the heart of the landscape and community that inspired so much of MacCaig's poetry.
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ZEST! Open Floor Poetry nights

 

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details: Poetry Stanza event, as well as open. Bimonthly.
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