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Spoken word events in the South East

A list of regular events with open mic and/or features for poets in the South East.

Hammer & Tongue, Oxford – open poetry slam plus featured guests
When: Monthly, 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Where: The Old Boot Factory 102 St Marys Rd Cowley, Oxford OX4 1QD
Main contact: events@hammerandtongue.co.uk

Hammer & Tongue, Brighton – open poetry slam plus featured guests
When: Monthly, first Thursday of the month 7.30pm
Where: Komedia, 22 Gardner St, Brighton

Write Angle Open Mic - Poetry & Music, Petersfield
Poetry and music open mic plus featured guests

& Petersfield Writers Workshop  TBA
When: 3rd Tues of Each Month   7.15pm for 7.30 start
Where: Townhouse Pub/Bistro, 28 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JK
Info: www.petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk
Facebook: 'Leah Cohen London' / 'Write Angle Poetry & Music Cabaret'

Moving Voices, Southampton – open floor poetry reading
When: last Friday of month (usually) 7.00pm
Where: The Art House, 178 Above bar St, Southampton
Main contact: info@thearthousesouthampton.co.uk

451, Southampton – open mic plus guest poets
When: 3rd Monday of the month, (Oct, Dec, Feb, April)  every other month
Where: Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
Main contact: pete@archive.applesandsnakes.org

Reading Poetry café, Reading – open mic plus guest poets
When: every 3rd Friday of the month
Where: South Street Arts Centre, 21 South St, Reading
Main contact: afh@afharrold.co.uk

Dreading Poetry Slam!, Reading – open slam sometimes with featured guest
When: every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Starting at 8pm
Where: RISC Global Cafe, London Rd, Reading
Main contact: Holly at dreadingpoetryslam@outlook.com  
Info: www.facebook.com/groups/158362150884426

Poetry Kapow!, Milton Keynes – open slam plus music themed nights
When: irregular
Where: MADCAP Performing Arts Centre, Creed Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes
Main contact: info@poetryKapow.co.uk

Oliver’s Poetry, Lewes – open mic with guests
When: 3rd Thursday of the month
Where:  irregular
Main contact: oliverspoetry@hotmail.co.uk

Little Lamp at Red Roaster, Brighton – poetry and music events
When: 2nd Tuesday of month (plus irregular events)
Where: Redroaster, St.James' Street, Brighton
Main contact: www.facebook.com/littlelamp

Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford – open mic with guests
When:  second Tuesday of the month
Where: The Crown, Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE
Main contact: www.scribalgathering.com

Rrrants, St Albans – movable feast of spoken word
When: Various by event
Where: Various in Berks and London
Main contact: www.rrrants.com

Empoword, A monthly event that provides a space for young people to perform, whether they are poets, singers, or artists. Everyone is welcome to share their work!
When: First Saturday of every month from 3-4pm
Where: YES Shop, 61 Queensmere, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1DG
Contact: Zaeema Hussain via zaeema@aiksaath.com or 07919536759

Freeway Poets
, Bournemouth (not strictly SE, but close enough and an event worth visiting) – open mic with guest poets
When: first Wednesday of the month
Where: The Winchester, 39 Poole Hill, Bournemouth
Main Contact: the.artsbank@yahoo.co.uk

Pighog poetry night, Brighton - open mic poetry plus featured guests
When: Monthly, last Thursday of the month. 7.45
Where: Redroaster, 1 St James St. Brighton
Main contact: 
https://www.facebook.com/Pighog?fref=ts, michaela_ridgway@hotmail.com

Write a Note, Southampton
Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic Night with
musical interlude
Sign up from 7.30pm.
Free entry.
hen: March 23rd, April 20th, May 18th, June 29th, July 27th, Aug 24th 7.30-11pm
Where: The Talking Heads, 16-22 The Polygon, Southampton SO15 2BN

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