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.

Write and Release

Date: 10th April 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Spring Bank Arts Centre, Spring Bank, High Peak, New Mills. SK22 4BH.

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse are featured artists at this spoken word night.  Poetry and prose open mic slots are available.

Yes, We Cant

Date: 7th April 2019

Time: 7.00pm

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

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present their ever popular spoken word night.  Featuring Roy McFarlane, with John Woodhall as the ‘Half Ender’.

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

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

Poetry on Loan Postcard Poets

Date: 28th March 2019

Time: 7pm

Location: Leominster Library, The Buttercross, Leominster. HR6 8BN.

Emma Purshouse performs alongside Sara-Jane Arbury and Jonny Fluffypunk as part of this Poetry on Loan Postcard Poets event.  The three poets will be reading their postcard poems and performing sets of their own work.

Talisman Poetry

Date: 26th March 2019

Time: 8.00pm

Location: The Copper Bar 38 Castle Street, Swansea. SA1 1HZ

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse visit Swansea as guest poets at Talisman Poetry Night.  Free entry.  7pm doors for a prompt 8pm start


Date: 25th March 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Riffles, 3 The High Street, Welshpool SY21 7JF.

Emma Purshouse guests at this regular spoken word night.

Meet the Artist: Linda Nevill ARBSA

Date: 16th March 2019

Time: 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Location: RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham. B3 1SA.

In this collection of etchings Linda has explored a wide range of ideas including different aspects of landscape, still life, flamingos in captivity and football as a man’s game. She works also with contrasts to create social comment.  For example, the brightly lit clothes shop windows with their haughty, disdainful models and the homeless woman seated outside.  Or the blue, temporary tented homes set up in front of a block of flats where people live in heated accommodation with televisions and fridges and appliances.

Linda Nevill has also collaborated with Emma Purshouse and Jane Seabourne over many years creating art inspired by poetry and poetry inspired by art. Meet Linda during her ground floor exhibition on Saturday 16th March. There will also be a live poetry performance from 2pm-2.30pm featuring Emma and Jane.

Bradford Beehive Poets

Date: 11th March 2019

Time: 8.00pm for 8.30pm start

Location: 171 Westgate, Bradford. BD1 3AA.

Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger are guests at this regular events.

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists

Date: 7th March 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Location: St Nicholas Cafe Bar, 24 Castle St, Shrewsbury. SY1 2BQ

What happens when three poets who enjoy having a pint together decide to put on a show?

Join Dave, Emma, and Steve as they meet in a pub somewhere a lot like Wolverhampton and plot their path to fame and fortune. Will they be distracted by beer and scratchings? Will they put the world to rights? Come and find out.
An evening of poetry like you’ve never seen before. May contain language.

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists premiered this show in the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton in April 2017, since when they’ve taken it for a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe, and to venues round the country.

“This isn’t just poetry, it’s storytelling, and most importantly it’s theatre. Glorious theatre, framed in a manner which gives space for the work to shine but keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout.” Neil Reading, Director of Arena Theatre.

“Excellently framed, excellently delivered. The right amount of peaks, troughs, and misty-eyed bits.” Matt Panesh, Artistic Director, Edinburgh Free Fringe.
“Chaucer with scratchcards.” Jimmy Andrex, poet.

“If that doesn’t win a Saboteur award I don’t know what will.” Joe Williams. Half Moon poet.

Suggested donation £5