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Newcastle 28th April 2016

Jenni Pascoe presents


Supported by Apples and Snakes

Thursday 28 April, 7.30pm

Tickets: �5


Newcastle�s favourite night of quick-fire spoken word entertainment, featuring special guests from the worlds of music, comedy, and of course � POETRY! Apples and Snakes are delighted to support this evening by airlifting in some super-cool guests from around the nation! Featuring this month: Ross Sutherland. Plus there will be the the usual open mic hosted by the terrifically talented Jenni �Jazzhands� Pascoe.



The Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, Newcastle NE6 1LD


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Bristol 30th April 2016

Ciaran Walsh: �The Red Dagger�: Wat Tyler, John Ball, Joanna Ferrour, the 1381 Peasant's Revolt and the City of London's weapons of mass destruction. Live performance of poem by Heathcote Williams

The Red Dagger: the symbol of the City of London's treachery and oppression, paraded about in plain sight for 700 years; but who noticed? Performance of Heathcote Williams' epic poem depicting the origin of the infamous blade and detailing the City of London�s depredations over the last 650 years.

 17.00-18.30, Saturday 30th April 2016

Hydra Books

34 Old Market,



0117 3297401

Exeter 1st May 2016

Apples and Snakes presents


Sunday 1 May, 7.30pm

�5 | �2 slam participants

Apples and Snakes are deliriously delighted to welcome to the Spokes Amaze stage a double bill of spoken word, comedy, and music with the amazing new show Animal by Chris Redmond (BBC R4, XFM), award winning author Anna Freeman, and the one and only Tongue Fu!

Taking on the Tongue Fu challenge we welcome Vanessa Kisuule, Solomon Ob, Amani Saeed, and Owen Harvard. Animal has been developed at Bristol Old Vic with support from Arts Council England and Take Art.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, EX24 3AT

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St Albans 3rd May 2016


It�s the 30th anniversary of the world�s worst nuclear accident and a performance of Mario Petrucci�s award-winning sequence Heavy Water is being held in St Albans on Tuesday May 3rd. As well as the wonderful and terrifying poems, read by actors, there will be music and historical narration and Mario will be there to field questions.  The venue is the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans, about 10 minutes from the station, and the event starts at 7.30 pm. Advance tickets �7  from the theatre website

Southport 6th-8th May 2016

Southport Festival  -

Tony HarrisonSimon Armitage,       Deryn Rees-Jones,   Levi Tafari,    Emily Berry,    a screening of the Another Place; Another View DVD (Brian Wake, Dennis Conroy and Rob Shepley),    Under Milk Wood,    Matt Goodfellow, Ruth Hunt,   Catherine Wilcox and more, are just some of the guests and events at The Atkinson in Southport, part of the Southport Festival of Arts and Culture, from 6th to 8th May 2016. Book now for tickets. Tel: 01704 533333 for details or visit The Atkinson website:

Newcastle 10th may 2016


An evening of words and music with Gordon Phillips and John Bushby from their CD:  The Square & Compass:  A Folksong Cycle for St Mary�s Island and Its Surrounds, North Tyneside on Tuesday 10th May at Newcastle City Library, The Bewick Room  6.30 pm � 7.30 pm.  To book a free ticket.  Tel:  0191 2774100 or book online through Newcastle City Council Events Calendar.

London 11th May 2016


Wednesday 11 May, 8pm (doors 7.30pm)

�8 advance | �5 concessions | �10 on the door

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 curated by Charlie Dark and Roger Robinson.

This month features mosh pit organiser sometimes poet Caleb Femi, streetwise storytelling with a beat from Dean McCaffrey, words of wisdom from Kayo Chingonyi, plus Musical Graffiti from MOOZ, and resident DJ Mr Trouble. Roger Robinson will host this event for music fans, spoken word enthusiasts, and all kinds of creatives.

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

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Reading 12th May 2016

Launch of SOUTH Poetry Magazine 53  Join us at Reading Central Library for readings form contributors

including Wendy Klein, Claire Dyer and Profiled Poet, Patrick B. Osada.

May 12th at 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Admission �3 (readers and members free) Full details at SOUTH poetry magazine

Chester 14th May 2016

Lapidus Day 2016 - Saturday 14 May, University of Chester

Ticket for The Lapidus Day 2016 are now available! This year�s event is hosted by the University of Chester, in their newest riverside campus.

It�s a great opportunity to connect with others interested in writing for wellbeing, through an exciting programme of workshops, talks and networking.

Keynote speaker and founding Lapidus member, Cheryl Moskowitz, willoffer insight into our writing for wellbeing journeys:

Places are limited, so book your tickets now: 

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Plymouth 19th May 2016


Thursday 19 May, 8pm

�7 on the door | �5 in advance | �4 NUS

Performance poetry from across the UK by candle light. Boasting a brilliant and diverse line-up featuring Zena Edwards, Sara Hirsch, Selina Nwulu, Rikki Livermore/RikTheMost, the FORKED poets await you among cobbled streets and velvet curtains.

The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

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Birmingham 19th May 2016


Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm

�5 on the door

Bringing you regional, national, and international performance poetry from around the globe, this is a unique and diverse night of spoken word in the heart of the city. To sign up for a five minute slot on the renowned open mic, contact Bohdan Piasecki or request one early on the night.

The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

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Cambridge 20th May 2016

Poetry at the Relevant

Friday 20th May 2016

Venue:Relevant Record Caf�
Category: Gigs & Live Music
One Liner: Open Mic Poetry
Price Info: Free Entry
Time Info: 8pm - 9.30pm
An Open Mic Poetry Evening will be held this evening 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 for further info.

London 22nd May 2016


Sunday 22 May, 7pm

�8 | �5 concessions

An evening of queer spoken word to be recorded for Resonance FM�s award winning LGBT magazine show Out In South London. Hear poets Dean Atta, Rachel Mars and Richard Scott perform before being interviewed about their life, work and inspirations by presenter Rosie Wilby. This event is supported by Southwark LGBT Network. � Hussina Raja

Tate Modern, East Room, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

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Oxford 24th May 2016


London 25th May 2016


Wednesday 25 May, 7.30pm (7pm for open mic sign up)


Join us for London�s biggest open mic night! Whether you�re a poet who loves to write and perform, or an audience member who just wants to sit back, relax and listen, Jawdance is for you! Bringing you acclaimed feature acts in poetry and music; established artists and exciting newcomers, whose words will waltz �round your head for days - hosted by the incredible Yomi 'GREEdS� Sode! And, of course, not forgetting the renowned Jawdance open mic draw! With 12 slots up for grabs, 3 minutes each, selected at random, Jawdance is your chance to share a stage with some of the biggest names in spoken word. Always fun, always varied, always supportive! What have you got to lose?

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

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Newcastle 26th May 2016


Thursday 26 May, 7.30pm

�5 on the door

Newcastle�s favourite night of quick-fire spoken word entertainment is back, featuring special guests from the worlds of music, comedy and of course � POETRY! Apples and Snakes are delighted to support this essential evening by airlifting in some super-cool guests from around the nation! This month features Poetry Jack and Jeff Price. Plus there will be the usual open mic hosted by the terrifically talented Jenni �Jazzhands� Pascoe.

The Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, Newcastle NE6 1LD

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