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Spoken Word In London

The spoken word scene in London is thriving, take a look below:

Apples and Snakes
Puts on performance poetry events throughout the UK and internationally, in a wide range of venues, from bars to major theatres.
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A popular FREE spoken word open-mic night, every fourth Wednesday at Rich Mix in Shoreditch with guest artist slots and poetry film-shorts.

Tongue Fu

One of London’s liveliest spoken word nights, a riotous experiment in live literature, music, film and improvisation.
tonguefupoetry@gmail.com | Facebook

The Poetry Cafe
Regular readings. poetrysociety.org.uk/poetry-cafe

Chill Pill
Laid back spoken word and music night regularly at the Albany.
chill-pill.co.uk | Facebook

Farrago Poetry Slam
Monthly poetry slams and open mic at RADA foyer bar. farragopoetry@yahoo.co.uk

Literary nightclub. bookslam.com

Jazz Verse Jukebox

Open mic and featured guest slots. jumokefashola.com

Bang Said the Gun

Skewed stand up poetry-comedy. bangsaidthegun.com | Facebook

The Albany
Performing arts centre that programmes theatre, spoken word and comedy. thealbany.org.uk

The Southbank Centre
Strong literature and spoken word programme, usually established artists.

The Roundhouse
Poetry workshops, events. roundhouse.org.uk

Renaissance One
TILT, Creative Salon. renaissanceone.co.uk    

Keats House Poets Present
Poetry and spoken word at Keats House Museum. khpoets.wordpress.com

Come Rhyme with Me

Poetry evening presented as a dining experience with a set menu of performers. Facebook

Coffee House Poetry
Poetry readings at Troubadour Coffee House. coffeehousepoetry.org

Torriano Poets
Poetry readings weekly on Sundays at Torriano Meeting House. torrianomeetinghouse.wordpress.com

Y-Tuesday Poetry

Y Tuesday takes place on the first Tuesday of each monthupstairs at the Three Kings publck house, Clerkenwell. The club was founded in February 2006. Facebook

Word 4 Word
Spoken word and comedy at Theatre Royal Bar, Theatre Royal Stratford East, open mic slots available. stratfordeast.com/word-4-word

Dulwich Books

Regular events/ book launches. dulwichbooks.co.uk

Velvet Tongue
A Literary Soiree dedicated to erotic writing and performance. velvettongueuk.blogspot.co.uk

Rhymes with Orange
Spoken word every 1st Wednesday of the month at Star of Kings. orangesrhyme.com | Facebook

Spoken Word London

A FREE open-mic poetry and performance night at Vogue Fabrics, Stoke Newington every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Facebook


A night of poetry, hip-hop, and other live music, monthly on a Tuesday towards the end of the month at The Forge NW1.
outspokenldn.com | Facebook

Stand Up and Slam

Comedians Vs Poets. 3rd Thursday of every month at Camden Comedy Club. standupandslam.com

Word Up

A warm, lively spoken word night set in an old cinema in NW London, 1st Monday of every month. wordupldn.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

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