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London 10th August 2016

STRAIGHT OUT THE BOX

Wednesday 10 August, 8pm (7.30pm doors)

£8 adv | £5 concs | £10 otd

Age guidance 16+

Boasting an exceptional line-up of artists from poets to musicians, writers to DJs, Straight Out The Box offers up a fresh series of new events set in Brixton's pioneering space, Pop Brixton.

Whether you're a music fan, spoken word enthusiast, or simply out to seek a new creative experience, Straight Out The Box is guaranteed to surprise and satisfy even the most eclectic of tastes. Curated by Run Dem Crewfounder, DJ, and poet, Charlie Dark, and musician, dub-poet, and writer, Roger Robinson.

This month's Straight Out The Box will feature:

Jan Blake, she's engaging, deeply emotional and at times outright hilarious.

John Berkavitch he has taken the bar, lifted it, twisted it and bent it out of shape.

Piers Faccin, who combines tradition and innovation as he drifts across genres. Plus your host, Simon Molepoet, emcee, and theatre maker.

Resident DJ: Mr Trouble

Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ

More Info: http://bit.ly/1XmXRgZ

Cambridge 12th August 2016

Relevant Record Caf�   An Open Mic Poetry Evening 12th August from 8pm - 9.30pm downstairs at the wonderfully independent Relevant Record Cafe.

Along with yourself, don't forget to bring some of your poetry.

Contact Brad via e-mail at bradevans1971@gmail.com for further info.

Sunderland 14th August 2016

SCRATCH WEAR

Sunday 14 August, 2pm

FREE

Calling all the potential performance poets and soon-to-be slam stars of Sunderland! Join us for a special Wearside version of the very successful Apples and Snakes Scratch Club - a safe place to try out new work, experiment, and get constructive and supportive feedback from your peers. We focus on PERFORMANCE, helping you to get the very best out of your words. We share skills, we learn physical and vocal techniques, we get comfortable with microphones, we OWN it. Artists are asked to please bring a poem, and to wear loose, comfortable clothes.

CitySpace, Chester Road, SR1 3SD City of Sunderland

More Info: http://bit.ly/299onaa

London 19th August

Julie Maclean ( Australia ) and Terry Quinn ( UK ) launch their pamphlet �To Have To Follow� ( Indigo Dreams Publishing ) with guests Judy Brown and Chrys Salt. To register for an open mic slot please contact at email address below. Free entry. Access for disabled.

The Poetry Caf�, 22 Betterton Street ,Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX

19th August 2016. 8-00 pm to 10-30 pm.

Contact email: tsqdor@hotmail.com

Birmingham 27th August 2016

POET’S PLACE

Saturday 27 August, 3pm

FREE

Poets' Place is an opportunity for poets to meet like‐minded people, give and solicit feedback on poetry, or just sit back and write for a couple of hours without interruption, it's an informal gathering which happens twice a month on a Saturday at Birmingham Library Cafe.

You can use the Poets’ Place to make new friends, discover new poets, share and have your work critiqued, make useful connections, set a writing schedule...Poets' Place can be whatever you as a poet decide to make of it.

Whether you are a published poet, a slam champion, or someone who is just wondering whether poetry might be worth a try, stop by. No need to sign up or book a place; just show up with your poems or a blank notebook! There will be someone there to make you feel welcome and advise you on how to make the most of your time there.

Library of Birmingham (Café Mezzanine), Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

More Info: http://bit.ly/29kXzng

Devon 27th August 2016

FORKED @ SEA CHANGE!

As part of Sea Change Festival

Saturday 27 August, 7pm

Weekend Pass: £45 | Student Weekend Pass: £35 | Camping Pass: £10

Join us for FORKED as we hit the road and travel to the delightful Totnes to be part of the sensational Sea Change Festival for one night of spoken word wonderment. From the comical and bonkers to the thoughtful and poignant, we’ve got it covered! So, why not take a break from the music and join us for a few hours of sweet spoken word solace at the gorgeous gallery at Birdwood House. Hosted by poetess and Jazz Floozy Mama Tokus and featuring Ria Hartley, Rose Cook, Rob Barratt & Jackie Juno.

The Gallery at Birdwood House, 44 High St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SQ

More Info: http://bit.ly/1XjLO3Z

Tickets: http://www.seachangefestival.co.uk/tickets