Events

Yes, We Cant

Date: 7th July 2019

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

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

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present their ever popular spoken word night.

This month the featured artist is Nafeesa Hamed, with Paul Elwell taking on the ‘Half Ender’ slot.

This is a pay as you feel event.  Come along and join us.  To reserve a place please email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com

6 open mic slots available in advance/4 on the door.  Strict 5 minutes.

Freeverse – Walsall’s Spoken Word Festival

Date: 6th July 2019

Time: 12.00 noon - 7pm

Location: The Lamp Theatre & Arts Venue , Brownhills Community Centre, Walsall, West Midlands, WS8 7JW

Orators and their Opinions open mic and Walsall Poetry Society are proud to announce that this summer they are getting together to bring you Freeverse, a free poetry festival featuring poets from Walsall, the West Midlands and Beyond.

Freeverse will take place on Saturday 6th July at Brownhills Community Centre starting at midday and the best thing is it’s all free to attend, here’s the line up for the day:

Midday – doors open
12:15 Introduction and welcome
12:30 Willis the Poet set plus poetry open mic with a comedy theme – sign up on the day.
13:20 Break
13:40 Open mic headlined by Holly Daffurn – sign up on the day.
14:30 Break
14:50 R M Francis, Paul McDonald and Samantha Roden
15:40 Break
16:10 Open mic headlined by Gerald Kells and Paul Elwell – sign up on the day
17:20 Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists (Featuring Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger, and Dave Pitt.

Please note the venue provides free parking and provides refreshments plus drinks – alcoholic and non alcoholic. Entry to the event is free if you do like the acts you see and wish to support them then the performers will be operating a contribute what you want system by passing the hat round.

Ledbury Poetry Festival

Start date: 5th July 2019

End date: 14th July 2019

Time: check programme for event listings

Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire

Emma Purshouse will be appearing on the Poetry Stage in  St Katherine’s Car Park (HR8 1EA) at 14.45 on Sunday 14th July.

Talking Heads, Belper

Date: 30th June 2019

Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Location: Queens Head, 29 Chesterfield Road, Belper Derbyshire DE56 1FF

Bring your poems, comedy and stories or just your ears to listen and enjoy the entertainment. We have stellar headliners to wow you with their words, but most importantly, Talking Heads is about you!

Try out your new material or polish your favourite poems for the friendliest crowd around.

Emma Purshouse is the featured artist for the June event.

£3 on the door Book your slot from 4pm on the day or send us a message if you’re travelling from further afield. You’ll be mighty pleased you did.

Verbalise – Kendal

Date: 29th June 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: The Brewery Arts Centre 122a Highgate Kendal Cumbria LA9 4HE

A night for spoken word artists, novelists, storytellers, comedians and anyone with something to say. Open mic performers sign up on the door with your host Ann the Poet for up to four minutes on the mic.  This month our guests are Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse.

Last Monday at Waterstones, Glasgow – Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse

Date: 24th June 2019

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Waterstones, 153 – 157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW

Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger guest at this regular poetry night.

Opening hour is free-for-all on a first-served basis so snag yourselves a spot.

Robin Cairns comperes.

 

 

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse visit Gatehouse of Fleet

Date: 15th June 2019

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm start

Location: The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse at The Bakehouse
Steve is a born story-teller who has entertained audiences from Penzance to Orkney. He has published five collections of poetry. Expect poems on subjects from the personal right through to the global, with a wild detour via outrageous dreaming.
Emma’s debut collection ‘Close’ (Offa’s Press 2018) followed on from a volume of children’s poems- winner of The Rubery Prize in 2017. She’s won both the ‘Making Waves’ poetry competition (Judge: Luke Wright) and the Shambala Festival poetry slam. Expect performances that are ‘both breathtaking and engaging.’

Come and strut your stuff, poetical, musical or theatrical in our acclaimed Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate open mic spots.
Tickets £8.00 – Ring 01557 814175 or email chrys @ chryssalt.com

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse do Morecambe

Date: 12th June 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: 21c Yorkshire St. Morecambe LA3 1QE

Steve and Emma will be performing at Alt-Space in Morecambe.

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present the Birmingham Gig

Date: 5th June 2019

Time: 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Location: The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath Street, Birmingham B4 6HG

The first half will be fairly normal!  There will be sets from Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger, and Emma Purshouse.  There will be 3 open mic slots available in advance (strict 5 minutes each).  If you would like one then please email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com

But, the second half of the night will run like this… One of us (Steve, Emma, or Dave) starts off with a poem. Then we take it in turns to link subsequent poems to the one which has just been performed. This means we have NO IDEA WHERE THINGS WILL END UP. It’s seat-of-your-pants poetry. It keeps us on our toes.

Just to add to the excitement, we’ll have three ‘wild cards’ where audience members who think they’ve got a poem which will link in can shout ‘joker’. They step up and read their poem, and we try and link to that. Will it work? We’ve no idea. Come along and find out!

And don’t forget to bring your poems.

Bridgnorth Writers Group Performance Night

Date: 3rd June 2019

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Location: The Shakespeare, 54-55 West Castle Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4AD

Emma Purshouse joins Bridgnorth Writers Group to MC their performance night.  Emma will also be performing as a featured artist.  Open mic slots available on the day.

Yes, We Cant

Date: 2nd June 2019

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

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

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present their ever popular spoken word night.

This month the featured artist is Joe Cook, with Graham Attenborough taking on the ‘Half Ender’ slot.

This is a pay as you feel event.  Come along and join us.  To reserve a place please email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com

6 open mic slots available in advance/4 on the door.  Strict 5 minutes.

Tipton Tales – the promenade performances

Date: 1st June 2019

Time: Walks at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

Location: Starting from The Fountain Pub, Owen Street, Tipton

Join Multistory for a guided walk around Tipton where poets and performers will bring to life the facts and fables, the truth and tall stories of Tipton, now and then. Appearing alongside Emma Purshouse, will be Billy Spakemon, Jacky Fellows, Brendan Hawthorne, Casey Bailey, Dave Pitt, Kuli Kohli and Roy MacFarlane.

The walk starts at The Fountain Inn at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and will run for approximately 1 hour. ​Booking your time slot is essential when you select your ticket.

Tipton Tales is a book of newly commissioned poetry about the town of Tipton, curated by poet Emma Purshouse. Emma is part of the Black Country collective Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists whose main aim is to take poetry to people, rather than to wait for people to come to poetry. The book features work by Emma and also work by commissioned poets that Emma has invited to take part. Each of the featured poets has a deep-rooted connection to, and a respect and love of, the region.

The ticket price of £5 includes a copy of Tipton Tales.

NB: this is an outdoor walk and the route follows a canal tow path with uneven surfaces so please wear suitable footwear ​and clothing. Please get in touch, in advance, if you are in a wheelchair so we can make appropriate arrangements.

To book your tickets…

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tipton-tales-a-guided-walk-with-emma-purshouse-friends-tickets-60061379202?fbclid=IwAR3qlnvLRmqgOjXzYNa4L0nC3sA088DedCGsr9aoyAayLJgbkK7DPS1_XZo

Caffe Grande Slam

Date: 30th May 2019

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Caffe Grande, Stone Street, Dudley DY1 1NS

Emma Purshouse is the featured artist at this lovely event.  Come along and have a listen, or take part in the mini slam.

Audlem Music and Arts Festival Writing Workshop

Date: 26th May 2019

Time: 10.30 - 12.30

Location: Audlem Mill, The Wharf, Audlem CW3 0DX

Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger run a writing workshop using newspaper stories and current issues as source material.  If you’d like to reserve one of the free places then email emmaasif@hotmail.com.

BLAST festival pop-up poets on the Metro

Date: 25th May 2019

Time: 10.00 - 4.00

Location: The Metro - between Wolverhampton and Birmingham

Look out for poets bearing flyers and poems.  Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger, Brendan Hawthorne, Heather Wastie, Jasmine Gardosi, and Casey Bailey might be on your tram.

Audlem Music and Arts Festival Poetry Open Mic

Date: 25th May 2019

Time: 1.00pm onwards

Location: Audlem Music and Arts Festival

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists MC this open mic opportunity.  Come along and share your words.  For more information about the venue check the Audlem Festival programme.

The Eighth Audlem Music and Arts Festival Poetry Slam

Date: 23rd May 2019

Time: 7.30pm

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

The eighth Audlem Poetry Slam MCd by Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists.  Come and have a go if you think you’re bard enough.  £50 prize for the winner.  A great night’s entertainment in a canal side pub.  Free entry.  Email emmaasif@hotmail.com if you would like to take part.  Turn up on the night if you’d like to watch.

Yes, We Cant

Date: 5th May 2019

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

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

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present their ever popular spoken word night.

This month the featured artist is AP Staunton, with Nellie Cole taking the ‘Half Ender’ slot.

This is a pay as you feel event.  Come along and join us.  To reserve a place please email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com

6 open mic slots available in advance/4 on the door.  Strict 5 minute

Stone Scribblers present a Spring Literary Festival

Date: 25th April 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Stone Library, High Street, Stone, Staffs. ST15 8AT.

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse appear at this free event.

Well Spoken

Date: 11th April 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Doncaster Brewery. 7 Young Street, Doncaster. DN1 3EL.

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse appear as featured artists at this regular spoken word event.