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Crosswords Spoken Word Open Mic

Crosswords Spoken Word Open Mic

Crosswords is a fab little spoken word open mic night that takes place in the caves underneath the Malt Cross Pub on St James’ Street. There are plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! In April, our featured performer is Dominic Berry!

Dominic is an internationally-renowned, award-winning performance poet, who works with both adults and children. He was 2017 Glastonbury Poet in Residence and winner of Saboteur’s 2017 award for ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’. He has performed on BBC3, Channel 4, and CBeebies, and his most recent show, No Tigers, was a great success at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Dominic writes about pop culture, masculinity, sexuality and vegan pride in a thought-provoking and highly engaging way, and his shows are high energy, fast-paced and fun.

“Really very inspiring. I love the seriousness and the humour.”
– Benjamin Zephaniah

Arrive at Crosswords from 7:30pm on the night to book your short open mic slot. We like poetry, prose, storytelling, a cappella singing, and monologues! Or you can just come along to listen – everyone’s welcome! Entry is £2 per person and refreshments are available.

For more information, check out our facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1219216228214458/

NB: there are over forty steps down to the caves, some of which are uneven and steep.

Sexy Poems

Sexy Poems

Poetry alound presents an evening of sexy poetry featuring: Di Slaney, Wayne Burrows, Leanne Moden, and Rich Goodson, plus the poems of the poets drawn in the open mic sexy draws.
Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. See https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/ for details.

Crosswords Goes Sue Ryder

Crosswords Goes Sue Ryder

Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/
A charity event organised by the hosts of fantastic local poetry night, Crosswords. Usually held in the caves underneath the Malt Cross, this event takes place in Hockley’s most eclectic charity shop: Sue Ryder. Featuring an open mic followed by a showcase of performers. Sue Ryder staff will also be speaking on the work they do as a charity.

Rhyme And Rebellion – Poetry Workshop

Rhyme And Rebellion – Poetry Workshop

Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/
Join poet Leanne Moden for a workshop using constrained writing techniques to ignite your creative inspiration. Explore form, function and rule-breaking to revitalise your poetry!

Well Dressed Verse

Well Dressed Verse

Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/
Spoken word from DIY poets pops up amongst market stalls and street food sellers, and in the bar.

Ex Libris Annual Charity Book Sale

Ex Libris Annual Charity Book Sale


Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/
Featuring performances by Dave Wood, Rosie Garner, Richard Young and Martin Dean. Open mic.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/
Speech therapy is a spoken word night with am emphasis on entertainment, poetry, music and comedy that has something to say. This festival special features Simon Widdop, the finest punk poet in the North.

Speak Up!

Speak Up!

Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/
Three headliners, an open mic, a theme of speaking up about social problems, conversations and probably some juggling. Guests Frank McMahon, Sophie Sparham.

Austerity Cafe

Austerity Cafe

Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/2018-events/
Join Yannis as he serves up his unique half-cooked philosophies. Chopped up opinions are thrown into a sizzling pan of stewed beliefs. Enjoy!