Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists

Start date: 5th August 2017

End date: 11th August 2017

Time: 7.30

Location: Bar Bados, Cow Gate, Edinburgh.

What happens when three mates who are also poets decide to work together to put on a show?

Join Dave, Emma, and Steve as they meet in a Black Country pub to plot their path to fame and fortune. Will they be distracted by beer and scratchings? Will they put the world to rights?

An evening of poetry like you’ve never seen before. May contain language.

Featuring Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse.

This show is part of the Edinburgh Free Fringe.

Review…  “Tonight I have seen something extraordinary. A night of poetry which was fiercely engaging, infinitely accessible, loud, proud and bold about where it came from, but most importantly framed in a manner which gave space for the work to shine but kept the audience on the edge of their seats throughout; this wasn’t just poetry, it was storytelling, and most importantly it was theatre. Glorious theatre.

Dave, Steve and Emma you guys rock. Thank you for being awesome.”

Neil Reading, Director of Arena Theatre



Yes, We Cant

Date: 2nd July 2017

Time: 7.00pm

Location: The Pretty Bricks, John Street, Walsall. WS2 8AF

Spoken word brought to you by Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonlialists.  Featuring the brilliant Brenda Read-Brown. “Beware!  Anything can happen in Brenda Read-Brown’s poetry.” Alison Brackenbury. 

This is a pay as you feel event.  Come along and join us.

Support slot from David Bingham.  6 open mic slots available in advance and 4 on the door (strictly five minutes, so please do time your poems).


Willis The Poet’s Comedy Extravaganza

Date: 28th June 2017

Location: The Clarendon Hotel, 38 Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0TN

Willis the Poet presents an evening of comedy poetry as part of the Wolverhampton Arts Festival. Come along to hear 8 of the funniest performance poets from the wider Midlands Region and beyond. Rib-tickling humourous verse and bawdy comedic word wizardry is guaranteed…..

Featuring Angie Belcher, Marianne Burgess, Catherine Crosswell, Neil Laurenson, Mogs, Ben Moore, Emma Purshouse, Armitage Spode

£3 per person on the door.
Doors open at 7:00pm – upstairs in the Clarendon Hotel.

Expect adult humour – yay!!

Word of Mouth

Date: 22nd June 2017

Time: 7.45pm

Location: The Booth Hall, East Street, Hereford. HR1 2LW

Spoken word at the Booth Hall Hereford.  Featuring Emma Purshouse.  £3.50/£1.50 (students).  Open mic slots available.

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists

Date: 15th June 2017

Yes, We Cant

Date: 4th June 2017

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Pretty Bricks, 5 John Street, Walsall. WS2 8AF

New spoken word night brought to you by Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists.  Featuring the amazing Jonny Fluffypunk.  Expect to be entertained. “Intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit” The Independent.

FREE entry – pay what you feel.

Guest slot from Paul Francis.  Open mic slots available (strict five minute ruling…so time your poems!)

The Audlem Poetry Slam

Date: 25th May 2017

Time: 7.30pm

Location: The Bridge Inn, 12 Shropshire Street, Audlem CW3 0DX

The Audlem Music and Arts Festival Poetry Slam.  MCd by Emma Purshouse and Dave Pitt.

Come along and take part if you think you’re bard enough.

Poetry Night at Quatt Village Hall

Date: 20th May 2017

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Quatt Village Hall

Three different poets, three very different styles. Expect an evening of wit, wisdom and wry humour, with a good dollop of the Black Country thrown in!

Jane Seabourne, Brendan Hawthorne and Emma Purshouse are coming to entertain you!

Tickets £10. Please bring your own drinks, food available to buy.

Contact Jackie on 01746 781759 to book

Black Country Authors

Date: 28th April 2017

Time: 8.30pm

Location: Cellar Bar, Katie FitzGeralds, 187 Enville Street, Stourbridge DY8 3TB

Featuring Dave Reeves, Emma Purshouse, Paul Mcdonald, RM Francis and Kerry Hadley Pryce.

Price: £5

Spoken Trend

Date: 26th April 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Bulls Head, Kings Norton

A Birmingham based monthly event, giving the opportunity for spoken word  artists and poets to perform their material in a welcoming and relaxed setting.

Featuring Emma Purshouse.