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  • An Evening Reading with Hugo Williams

    When: Thursday, 27/06/2013, 6.30pm

    Where: The London Sketch Club 7 Dilke St SW3 4JE

    Costs: £8.00 inc tapas & drinks / £7.00 concessions


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    By Catherine Gonzalez
    on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:31 pm

    An evening reading with Hugo Williams in The London Sketch Club's atmospheric artists' studio. A chance to hear poems old & new & extracts from Hugo's latest collection , I Knew The Bride ( published later this year by Faber & Faber ).
    His poetry collections include - Dear Room, Billy's Rain & more recently West End Final, shortlisted for the 2009 Forward Poetry prize & the T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize in 2010.
    Tickets are now limited & need to be reserved, email - info@artscircle.net & see: www.artscircle.net
  • London Liming

    When: Thursday, 10/10/2013, 7:30 Doors / 8pm Start

    Where: Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

    Costs: £8 Tickets/ £6 Concession


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    on Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:12 pm

    Liming is an event where you can socialise, drink, dance and experience the best in spoken word, poetry, music & performance.
    Hosted by award-winning literature producer Melanie Abrahams

    Company and Artist Bios

  • Poetry at The Print Room

    When: Thursday, 10/10/2013, 7:30pm

    Where: 34 Hereford Road, London, W2 5AJ

    Costs: £10.00

    020 7221 6036

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    on Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:27 pm

    We are delighted to welcome Jean Sprackland, Christopher Reid and Helen Mort to The Print Room - for the third evening in our poetry series.

    Jean Sprackland will be reading from her new collection: SLEEPING KEYS.

    Christopher Reid will be reading his most recent collection: SIX BAD POETS, a fast-paced romp through a world that the author has observed closely over many years, from which he reports with merciless accuracy, zest and humour.

    Helen Mort will be reading from her first collection DIVISION STREET. Helen Mort is five times winner of the Foyle Young Poets Award, received an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and won The Manchester Young Writer Prize in 2008.

    We hope you will join us for an intimate evening with these wonderful writers.
  • Madame Life - The Poetry of Love & Death

    When: Sunday, 20/10/2013, 20:00

    Where: Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, Southwark

    Costs: £10


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    By LiTTLe MACHiNe
    on Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:39 pm

    A magical evening of poetry & music that conjures the muses of Love & Death; led by your anarchic, psychic guide Madame Arcati with music from LiTTLe MACHiNe. LiTTLe MACHiNe set classic poems to music and perform them with wit, passion and heartbreaking poignancy.
    “They make you laugh…they make you cry” (Gillian Clarke)

    MADAME CHARLOTTE-ANN ARCATI is a well-travelled soul who enjoys sharing her Gypsy Culture and life's philosophies through poetry, songs & stories. Following the success of her previous shows at the Union Theatre:, "Christmas Presence" (2010) & "Gypsy:Once in a Blue Moon" (2012), Madame Arcati is thrilled to be combining forces with LiTTLeMACHiNe to bring you a propitious warm up to All Hallows' Eve.
  • Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe

    When: Thursday, 24/10/2013, 19:30

    Where: The Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

    Costs: £14/£12

    020 8977 7558

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    By Roger McGough
    on Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:22 pm

    President of the Poetry Society and presenter of Poetry Please (Radio 4), Roger McGough’s work has been described as hilarious and surreal. Given a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool for good behaviour, he is “a true original” - The Times. “rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits” - The Independent.

    LiTTLe MACHiNe - "The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world" according to Carol Ann Duffy, give poems, classic and obscure, a new voice; it's poetry but not like you've seen it done before! Selections from the Medieval to the Metaphysicals, the Romantics to the modern - performed with wit, passion and sometimes heartbreaking poignancy.

    Poet & MC Julie Mullen completes the line up.
  • Science Love & Revolution (Book Launch)

    When: Tuesday, 29/10/2013, 19.30

    Where: Vibe Gallery 100 Clement's Rd, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4DG ‎

    Costs: Free (Donatgion)


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    By Errol McGlashan
    on Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:16 pm

    The awesome David Lee Morgan will be celebrating the publication of his book ......Science Love & Revolution ............by performing his sensational one man show ........Science Love & Revolution

    So if you missed the pre Edinburgh show in London and if you missed it again at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival....well here is your chance.......

    There will also be a bit of an Open Mic session Plus
    Feature performances by the absolutely brilliant Pete The Temp and El Crisis

    Free Entry
  • LiTTLe MACHiNe at Canterbury Festival

    When: Wednesday, 30/10/2013, 20:30

    Where: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

    Costs: £10 (Students £6)

    01227 787787

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    By LiTTLe MACHiNe
    on Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:43 pm

    It's poetry - but not like you've seen it done before. Classic poems from the likes of Shakespeare, Eliot, Chaucer and Byron are set to music and sung, recited and acted with energy, passion, humour and sometimes heartbreaking poignancy. Formed in 2009, South London 'Lit Rockers' Little Machine are fast becoming the 'must have' act at Literary Festivals. This is music to move the feet for words that move the soul.
    Please note, this event was advertised at 8pm, but due to unforeseen circumstances will now start at 8.30pm.
  • Uncle Errol's POETRY JAM........SLAM!!!

    When: Wednesday, 30/10/2013, 19.30

    Where: Vibe Gallery. 100 Clements Road, Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

    Costs: Four Pounds

    075 416 03371

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    By Errol McGlashan
    on Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:56 am

    Poetry Jam celebrates it's One Year anniversary this month with a SLAM

    .......Cash Prize..........

    Plus SPOKEN WORD/MUSICAL interludes PROVIDED BY THE UTTERLY brilliant Asabi Asabi Hawah


    Come and join in the fun and witness who will be crowned Poetry Jam Slam Champion
  • Poetry & Revolution: Protest Poetry Workshop

    When: Wednesday, 30/10/2013, 17,00

    Where: Vibe Gallery. 100 Clement's Rd, Bermondsey London, SE16 4DG ‎

    Costs: Free (Donation)


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    By Errol McGlashan
    on Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:10 pm

    Preaching to the choir, is that a bad thing? What about singing to the choir, singing with the choir, arguing with the choir, teaching the choir, learning from the choir? Some of the worst poems written are right-on political messages with no art & no heart. But the best revolutionary art can make us laugh. cry, understand more deeply & feel stronger all at the same time. How?

    DAVID LEE MORGAN taught politics & philosophy to squatters & activists on the shop floor and to phd students at university, but has never taught a poetry workshop. So this might be really good or complete shite.

    "There are those who imagine they are bravely facing rocket and canon fire, when in reality, nothing is aimed at them more dangerous than a pair of opera glasses." Bertholt Brecht
  • TheTimesStephenSpenderPrizewinners

    When: Friday, 15/11/2013, 3pm

    Where: Europe House Smith Sq London SW1

    Costs: FREE but booking essential

    020 8 960 0602 sianwilliams1@gmail.com

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    By TheTimesSST Prizewinners with Daniel Hahn
    on Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:34 am

    The Times Stephen Spender Prizewinners 2012 in conversation with Daniel Hahn on how they tackled the difficulties facing a translator of poetry. With prizewinning translated poems ranging from Annie Schmidt's
    The Lion is Loose! to Paul Verlaine's Night Impressions, come and admire the virtuosity of the translations and the fearless approaches of the young translators!
    Daniel Hahn is National Programme Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation. His translation of The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He has also translated writers ranging from Philippe Claudel to José Saramago.
  • Reading with Giles Goodland

    When: Friday, 13/12/2013, 7:30pm

    Where: Oxford, Albion Beatnik Bookstore (34 Walton Street, OX2 6AU)

    Costs: £4 (£2 members)


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    By I. Milfull
    on Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:37 pm

    Back Room Poets will be reading at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore (34 Walton Street, OX2 6AU) on Friday, 13 December, at 7:30 pm.

    The reading will feature readings by six of our members and a guest reading by Giles Goodland. BRP members reading are: Rip Bulkeley, Wendy Davies, Deborah Mason, David Olsen, Gentian Rahtz and Paul Surman. Louise Larchbourne will be MCing.
  • The Hustlers Convention - Jalal (Last Poets) & Jazz Warriors International

    When: Monday, 10/02/2014, 7.00pm

    Where: Jazz Café, Parkway, Camden, London NW1

    Costs: £10 Advance £15 on the door

    0207 688 8899

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    on Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:23 pm

    Box office Mon-Sat 10.30- 5.30

    In 1973 a fast-talking, hustler by the name of Sport played a huge part in the birth of Hip-Hop. Brought to life by Lightnin’ Rod a.k.a Jalal of the Last Poets and backed by music provided by Kool & The Gang among others. His street tales of card games, throwing dice and chasing women influenced Wu Tang, Ice T, Public Enemy.
    For it's 40th anniversary, Jalal, (The Last Poets),performs alongside the Jazz Warriors International Collective for the first time the album has been performed since its release.

    Malik & The O.G’s a student of Jalal & the late Gil Scott Heron supports Ft Cleveland Watkiss, & MC is Lemn Sissay.

  • Southbank's Shot through the heart - Film maker seeks poet

    When: Wednesday, 05/03/2014, dawn \'till dusk

    Where: London

    Costs: 0

    07828 145 257

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    By wasams
    on Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:13 pm

    I would love to enter this comp -


    All I need is love in words. Win or no win the video is yours.
  • The Other Room 6th birthday with Emma Bennett, Hannah Silva & Nathan Walker

    When: Wednesday, 02/04/2014, 7.00pm

    Where: The Castle Hotel, Manchester

    Costs: Free


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    By James Davies
    on Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:30 pm

    There will be special celebrations and the launch of The Other Room Anthology No.6 featuring work from all 23 of the previous year’s performers.
    Emma Bennett is a performance writer and artist. Her performances and audio works have been presented by Arnolfini, Camden Arts Centre, The Gate Theatre, BBC Radio 3 and Whitstable Biennale, amongst others.
    Hannah Silva is a poet and playwright known for her fearless and wholly original vocal performances. She is an associate artist with Penned in the Margins who released her debut poetry collection ‘Forms of Protest’ in 2013.
    Nathan Walker is an artist, curator and writer. His work and research investigates writing and speaking in performance. He is interested in digital, conceptual and durational writing.
  • Gary Bartz, plays Grover Washington Jr. Support: Malik & The O.G's

    When: Friday, 11/04/2014, 20.00pm

    Where: Hackney Empire

    Costs: £21 - £32.50

    +44 (0)20 8985 2424

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    By Fore-Word Press
    on Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:58 pm

    Musiccisum proudly presents the legendary Jazz Master Gary Bartz, playing the beautiful and engaging songbook of Grover Washington jr.

    Gary Bartz is a Grammy award winning American alto and soprano saxophonist and clarinetist. He has played with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and Jackie McLean. Guest vocals are supplied by UK BBC (The Voice's) Matt Henry.

    Malik & the O.G's, featuring Orphy Robinson are supporting Bartz. Malik’s work is reminiscent of his mentors and lifelong friends, the late great Gil Scott Heron, & Last Poet - Jalal Nuriddin.

    Malik recently, showcased his poetry and songs at the sold out 40th Anniversary performance of the iconic “Hustlers Convention” at London’s Jazz Café. Giles Peterson called it a "Truely legendary Session".