Past Events

Postcards from the Plot – online writing workshops with Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger

Date: 13th September 2020

Time: 10.30 am til 12pm

Location: Online

Join Emma and Steve for the first of two fun and friendly writing workshops on the theme of your favourite green spaces. This is part of the Boundary Way allotment ‘Postcards from the Plot’ project.

If you’d like for either or both sessions that we are running then here are the links…

Sunday 13th September 10.30—12pm https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4711469
Wednesday 23rd September 10.30-12pm https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4711481

Emma Purshouse acts as a guide to Black Country Poetry for BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Tongue and Talk’

Date: 6th September 2020

Time: 4.30pm

Location: BBC Radio 4

Tune in on Sunday 6th September at 4.30pm or listen to the repeat on Saturday 12th September at 11.30pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mbq5

Yes, We Cant – Facebook Event

Date: 6th September 2020

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Location: Facebook

‘Yes, We Cant’ will take place in the Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists Facebook group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1293834050753852/
Our featured performers are Matt Black as our ‘Alf Ender, and Joelle Taylor as our headliner.
We will be posting text/soundcloud/youtube links live from 7.30pm that night, so come along and join us.  We accept open mic submissions of one poem per person in any of those formats mentioned.  10 virtual open mic slots available.  Email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com to book one.  Deadline for submissions is Friday 4th September 2020.
Yes, We Cant will be moving to Zoom from October 2020.  Watch this space for more information.

Pass the Poetry Parcel

Date: 18th March 2020

Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Location: Great Bridge Library, Sheepwash Lane, Tipton DY4 7JF

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK OF CORONA VIRUS. THE ATTENTION IS TO RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE. SORRY FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT.

Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists (aka Emma Purshouse, Dave Pitt and Steve Pottinger), perform a free-ranging set, showcasing their own individual styles and poetry. Sit back and enjoy as they pass the poetry parcel between themselves, taking it in turn to captivate you with their words.

FREE event.

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse at The Roebuck, London

Date: 4th March 2020

Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Location: The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YG.

Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger will be performing at The Roebuck, in London. This is a pay as you feel event.

Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse at the Walrus, Brighton

Date: 3rd March 2020

Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Location: The Walrus, 10 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD.

Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger will be performing at The Walrus in Brighton. This is a pay as you feel event.

Yes, We Cant

Date: 1st March 2020

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.
Our March headliner is Manjit Sahota (one of the founder members of Poets against Racism). As ever the night is a pay as you feel event.

The ‘alf ender slot will be taken by Pat Edwards who will be reading from her new publication.

10 open mic slots available. Each slot is a strict five minutes. Six slots are bookable in advance. Four available on the door. Priority given to people who might not have read at one of our events before, or folk who haven’t read recently. Get in touch for more information or to bagsie a place. poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com

Poetry Plus Pizza

Date: 27th February 2020

Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Location: Kingswood Trust, Holyhead Road, Kingswood, near Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3AP

Kingswood Trust present – Poetry plus Pizza event (for ages 15+)

Be inspired by our night walk, get creative and cook your own pizza in our cob oven.

No experience needed.

Haiku led by Poet Laureate for the City of Wolverhampton – Emma Purshouse

Kingswood Trust, Holyhead Road, Kingswood, near Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3AP

Tel: 01902 558132 Email:kingswood@wolverhampton.gov.uk Visit the website at www.discover-kingswood.org.uk

Registered charity number – 1149688 KINGSWOOD TRUST

£9/ £8 members. Cob oven cooked pizza and a drink included. Tickets available through Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-plus-pizza-tickets-85231929997

PASTA

Date: 25th February 2020

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Location: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolvehampton. WV1 1SE.

Open mic night MCd by Emma Purshouse, Dave Pitt and Steve Pottinger. All welcome. In the first half people read creative writing written on a theme. This month it’s ‘Who Am I’. In the second half anything goes. Come along and share your work.

Wolverhampton Literature Festival Poetry Competition Winners Event

Date: 2nd February 2020

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: Contemporary Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton.

The Wolverhampton Literature Festival poetry competition has been a huge success over the past two years, attracting hundreds of entries from the UK and abroad. Winning and shortlisted poets are invited to come along to the award ceremony, receive their complementary copy of the anthology, and read their poem. This is a free event, and all are welcome.

Price: Free