Dear Listener – featuring Emma Purshouse

Date: 18th July 2019

Time: 6.30pm

Location: The Boston Tea Party, 18 Broad Street, Worcester,

Dear Listener will be bringing Emma Purshouse to Worcester for the July edition and, as always, we're looking for a stellar open mic line up to support our sparkly headliner. So if you want to bag yourselves a 5-minute performance slot, ping Charley an email at dearlisteneropenmic@gmail.com to get involved.

6:30pm start and entry to the event is £3.


Home and Away

Date: 17th July 2019

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Location: Light House Media Centre, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT

Premier league spoken word brought to you by Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists.

This month features a team from Leeds comprising of Sandra Burnett, Joe Williams, and Ian Harker, opposite home grown local poetry talent in the shape of Cherry Doyle, Jeff Phelps, Dawn Jutton.

Come along, we'd love to see you.


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.


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.


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.