Bernard Davis – Midlands Poetry What’s On November

Garyswordz used to carry a midlands poetry what’s on. But Gary became lazy. Bernard is not, check his listings out:

FESTIVALS AND MAJOR EVENT

LGBT Arts and Culture 9th – 19th November
LISTINGS Throughout November

Black Country: The Pit to The Pen Poetry by present day Black Country poet Elinor Cole is presented alongside etchings by Richard Samuel Chattock depicting 1870’s industrial life. The Pen Museum, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter Museum Admission £5

Wednesday 1st November 10.15 a.m. Writing Group , Sutton Coldfield University of the Third Age (for those no longer in full time employment), Writing includes short stories, poetry, novel writing, scripts. Will be producing a poetry anthology in 2018 United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield town centre. Charge £1

Wednesday 1st November 12.00 midday to 2 p.m. Crunch lunchtime creative writing session, Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley

Wednesday 1st November 6.00 – 8.00 pm Birmingham Writers Group includes poets. Manuscript reading and feedback session. Discussion of works Look at their website http://www.birminghamwriters.org before attending. Downstairs at St Martin’s in the Bullring , City Centre. Meet outside 5.50 pm

Wednesday 1st November 6.30 – 8.30 p.m. Waterstones On The Mic, Poetry, storytelling, music. Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham. Open Mic slots available from 6.00 p.m. Free Entry. This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday 25th October to avoid an events clash at Waterstones.

Wednesday 1st November 7.00 p.m. Freemine Writers Group Food, drinks and poetry. Share your work and meet like minded creative people. Rose Villa Tavern, Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter Free

Wednesday 1st November 7.30 – 10.00 p.m. Wednesday Mic Fever and Shakers Past and Present. Poetry, spoken word, singing and music. Mango Lounge, 118b Aldridge Road, Perry Barr. Entry £3
Thursday 2nd November 10.15 – 11.30 a.m. Poetry for Pleasure for those who like reading poetry, writing poetry, listening to poetry. Reading in the round. Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Erdington. Free entry.

Thursday 2nd November 12.00 midday to 1.30 p.m. Poetry At Lunchtime. In the round reading of your own or favourite poems. Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley. Free.

Thursday 2nd November 7.00 p.m. The Hill by Angela France The poet reads from her new collection that gives voice to the people who went up Leckington Hill to stand up for their right to ramble – and asks – what is their relevance today – and whose land is it anyway? Waterstones, High Street, City Centre. Free Entry

Thursday 2nd November 7.00 – 10.00 pm Grizzly Pear: Spaces Hosted by Writers Bloc, the Birmingham University creative writing society. Features Jemima Foxtrot, Jess Davies and Bethany Slinn. Bristol Pear pub, 676 Bristol Roadd, Selly Oak. Open Mic Slots available . £3 Entry

Thursday 2nd November 7.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hatstand Poetry, storytelling, song. Kitchen Garden Café, York Road, Kings Heath. Entry through Fletchers Bar 2 doors down. Performers free Audience £5/£4 Pop up shop for artworks and merchandise.

Thursday 2nd November 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. Poetry Jam Beatfreeks Open Mic poetry evening. Coffee #1, 12 Newhall Street, City Centre. Free Entry, Open Mic slots available . Arrive 6.45pm to sign up for open mic list

Thursday 2nd November 8.00 – 10.00 pm Cannon Hill Writers Group all genres of writing including poetry, sharing of work and constructive discussions. Horseshoe Bar 1214 Stratford Road, Hall Green. £2 per session/£1unwaged

Friday 3th November 7.30 p.m. till late Spoken Word, Comedy and More at the Ort, Ort Café, Balsall Heath (No. 50 bus route). Poetry, music, storytelling, occasional comedy. Open Mic slots available Suggested Donation £4

Saturday 4th November 10.00 am to 4.00 p.m. How To Be A Poet A one day workshop with the authors of new poetry handbook and manifesto How To Be A Poet – Poet Jo Bell and Jane Commane, editor at Nine Arches Press. Focuses on how to improve your poetry and get it into print. Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, City Centre £45 more details on Writing West Midlands website

Saturday 4th October 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m. Writers Without Borders meeting. Writers of poetry and prose from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds at all levels from starting out to professional. New members always welcome. The Community Hub, John Lewis Store, Grand Central, City Centre

Saturday 4th November 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m Poetry Workshop with Chris Fewings. Includes looking at poems from books ‘to absorb them, not to dissect them’ and some short writing activities. Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley . email chris.fewings@rw5.uk to book place, cost £10.
Saturday 4th November 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. Poets Place. Bring poems for sharing and feedback, with a poetry writing exercise in the second hour. Mezzanine Level, Rep Theatre, Broad Street, City Centre. Free Event.

Sunday 5th November 2.00 p.m. Cannon Poets Meeting, The Moseley Exchange 149-153 Alcester Road (Next to Moseley Post Office), Moseley £3 Sharing poems with feedback, 30 min coffee break, ‘read round’ of participants poems.

Sunday 5th November 7.00 – 9.30 p.m. ‘Do Not Go Gentle’ Huw Warren and Friends present a Jazz Suite based on the poetry of Dylan Thomas Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter enquire for price

Monday 6th November 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Reading for Wellbeing A friendly group who read stories and poems together, reflecting and discussing how they connect with our experiences Sparkhill Library, 641 Stratford Road, Sparkhill Free

Monday 6th November 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. New Birmingham Part One: Craig’s Room A story set in Birmingham 2053 exploring mental health issues. Created by poets Carl Sealeaf and Jasmine Gardosi. It’s a game, a physical installation and a website. Open mic poetry slots available on the optional theme of DYSTOPIA. The GAP Arts Centre, Alcester Road, Balsall Heath. Suggested Donation £3

Tuesday 7th November 1.00 – 3.00 pm. Pens of Erdington fortnightly creative writing group including poetry. This meeting will discuss whether the group needs a social media platform. Community Room, Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Central Erdington. £2 per meeting.

Tuesday 7th November 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. Poetry for Empowerment Poetry Club explores how to express ourselves and improve confidence through poetry. Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church, Trinity Hill, Sutton Coldfield. For more details email Robin Surgeoner info@whyfestival.co.uk

Tuesday 7th November 2.00 p.m. Shakespeare Studies Sutton Coldfield University of the Third Age (for those no longer in full time employment). Analysis of the language of the script, helping understanding of the plays. United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield town centre. Charge £1

Tuesday 7th November 6.00 p.m.- 8.00 p.m. University of Birmingham Slam Team Auditions Only open to University of Birmingham Students. Audition is to compete in UniSlam. No need to memorise poems. See Facebook Events page for more details. Green Room, Guild of Students

Tuesday 7th November 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. Stirchley Speaks, Artefact, Stirchley, Poetry andoccasional music. Featured Poets Sophie Sparham and Aliyah Denton. £3. Free entry for open mic poets, slots available at 7.00p.m.

Wednesday 8th November 10.15 a.m. Writing Group, Sutton Coldfield University of the Third Age (for those no longer in full time employment), Writing includes short stories, poetry, novel writing, scripts. Will be producing a poetry anthology in 2018 United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield town centre. Charge £1
Wednesday 8th November Howl 7.30 p.m. till late. Beat poet inspired night hosted by Leon Priestnall Some slots available on the door. Upstairs at The Dark Horse, Alcester Road, Moseley Entry £5

Thursday 9th November 10.15 – 11.30 a.m. Poetry for Pleasure for those who like reading poetry, writing poetry, listening to poetry. Reading in the round. Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Erdington. Free entry.

Thursday 9th November 12.00 midday to 1.30 p.m. Poetry At Lunchtime. In the round reading of your own or favourite poems. Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley. Free.

Thursday 9th November 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. Poetic Eroticism: Sex in Contemporary Poetry Workshop led by Samantha Roden including a writing exercise titled Tackling Taboo. Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham City Centre. Tickets £20 on eventbrite including entry to Brum Poets Showcase

Thursday 9th November 7.00 – 9.30 p.m. Brum Poets Showcase in association with Verve Poetry and Waterstones A live recording of the Brum Poets Radio show featuring poets Solomon OB, Samantha Roden, Sean Colletti and Lexia Tomlinson. Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham City Centre. Tickets £5 on Eventbrite Thursday 9th November Womanly Words 2.0 Launch Event Shakti Women present a night of words by women to launch the second Womanly Words book . Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen 55-59 Newhall Street, City Centre £10 Entry, £15 with copy of book

Thursday 9th November 8.00 – 10.00 pm Cannon Hill Writers Group all genres of writing including poetry, sharing of work and constructive discussions. Horseshoe Bar 1214 Stratford Road, Hall Green. £2 per session/£1unwaged

Friday 10th November 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. New Heights Evening of Creativity hosted by Erdington Arts Forum, features a range of performances including music and poetry Tuesday, New Heights Community Café, 108 Warren Farm Road, Kingstanding. Pay-as-you-feel

Friday 10th November 7.00 p.m. Uncommon Ground contrasts the commitment of the women who protested at Greenham Common and the neglect of this important piece of history today. Written and directed by 2011-12 Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts MAC Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, South Birmingham. Tickets £5

Saturday 11th November 6.30 p.m. Coffee Catch Up Sessions: An LGBTQ+ Space Monthly creative event for artists and poets top meet, share ideas and create. Artefact, 1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley. Entry free/donations welcome Sunday 12 November 7.00 p.m. doors open for 8.00 start Duke Special performs songs and music based on the poetry of Belfast writer Michael Longley. Glee Club, Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street, City Centre Tickets £15

Monday 13th November 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Reading for Wellbeing A friendly group who read stories and poems together, reflecting and discussing how they connect with our experiences Sparkhill Library, 641 Stratford Road, Sparkhill Free
Tuesday 14th November 7.00 – 9.00 pm Poetry Society Stanza Group, open to all. Run by former Birmingham Poet Laureate Roz Goddard. Includes feedback on poems. Waterstones, High Street, City Centre, Free Entry Tuesday 14th November 7.30 – 10.30 p.m. What’s The Word hosted by Glyn Phillips, RJJZ Jazz Café Bar, Arch 24, 208 Livery Street, City Centre. Free Entry

Wednesday 15th November 10.15 a.m. Writing Group , Sutton Coldfield University of the Third Age (for those no longer in full time employment), Writing includes short stories, poetry, novel writing, scripts. Will be producing a poetry anthology in 2018 United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield town centre. Charge £1

Wednesday 15th November 12.00 midday to 2 p.m. Crunch lunchtime creative writing session, Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley

Wednesday 15th November 6.00 – 8.00 pm Birmingham Writers Group includes poets. Reading and feedback session. Look at their website http://www.birminghamwriters.org before attending. Downstairs at St Martin’s in the Bullring , City Centre. Meet outside 5.50 pm.

Wednesday 15th November 7.00 p.m. Freemine Writers Group Food, drinks and poetry. Share your work and meet like minded creative people. Rose Villa Tavern, Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter Free

Wednesday 15th November 8.00 pm Brainstorm open mic including poetry. The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth. Free Entry.

Thursday 16th November 12.00 midday to 1.30 p.m. Poetry At Lunchtime. In the round reading of your own or favourite poems. Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley. Free.

Thursday 16th November 7.30 p.m. to 10.30. p.m. Hit The Ode Poetry Night with featured poets The Victoria, John Bright Street, Birmingham City Centre Tickets £5 on the door. Thursday 16th November 8.00 p.m. Barbara Brownskirt Poetry Theatre Show. Barbera, unsuccuessful poet in residence at the 197 bus stop, Croydon Road, Penge is trying to find out who she is as she tries to survive in 21st century Britain. Part of Shout Festival. The Old Joint Stock Theatre, 4 Temple Row West, City Centre Tickets £10. Thursday 16th November 10.15 – 11.30 a.m. Poetry for Pleasure for those who like reading poetry, writing poetry, listening to poetry. Reading in the round. Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Erdington. Free entry.

Thursday 16th November 8.00 – 10.00 pm Cannon Hill Writers Group all genres of writing including poetry, sharing of work and constructive discussions. Horseshoe Bar 1214 Stratford Road, Hall Green. £2 per session/£1unwaged

Friday 17th November 1.10 – 2.00 p.m. Baudelaire in Song Professor Helen Aboott explores song settings of poems by 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire aided by Soprano Mary Bevan and pianist Joseph Middleton. Barber Concert Hall, Birmingham University, South Birmingham Free Entry
Friday 17th November 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. Evening of Creativity hosted by Erdington Arts Forum, features a range of performances including music and poetry. Oikos Café, 58 High Street, Erdington. Pay-as-you-feel

Friday 17th November 6.00 – 8.30 p.m. In Conversation & Reading with Roy McFarlane and Open Mic Poetry Night. Contact Serena Trowbridge at serena.trowbridge@bcu.ac.uk for open mic spots (6 minutes) Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, City Centre £5/£3 for members

Friday 17th November 7.30 – 9.30 pm Funkenteleky Four Poets perform with Four Musicians. The Poets are Leon Priestnall, Bethany Slinn, Tarik Ross Cameron, Andy Owen Cook. Poetry Open Mic without music accompaniment.

Sunday 19th November 1.30 p.m. Jamal Gerard Poet and Performance artist, includes his alter ego Fabulash Jones who draws upon the black LGBT ballroom culture of New York Free Venue to be announced

Monday 20th November 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Reading for Wellbeing A friendly group who read stories and poems together, reflecting and discussing how they connect with our experiences Sparkhill Library, 641 Stratford Road, Sparkhill Free

Tuesday 21st November 1.00 – 3.00 pm. Pens of Erdington fortnightly creative writing group including poetry. Community Room, Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Central Erdington. £2 per meeting

Tuesday 21st November 2.00 p.m.Shakespeare Studies Sutton Coldfield University of the Third Age (for those no longer in full time employment). Analysis of the language of the script, helping understanding of the plays. United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield town centre. Charge £1

Thursday 23rd November 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. NAF CAF Northfield Arts Forum Presents a pay as you feel surplus food café with live music, dance, poetry and arts and crafts workshops. Weoley Castle Community Church, 115 Quarry Rd, Weoley Castle.

Thursday 23rd November 12.00 midday to 1.30 p.m. Poetry At Lunchtime. In the round reading of your own or favourite poems , Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley. Free.

Thursday 23rd November 10.15 – 11.30 a.m. Poetry for Pleasure for those who like reading poetry, writing poetry, listening to poetry. Reading in the round. Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Erdington. Free entry.

Thursday 23rd November 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. NAF CAF Northfield Arts Forum Presents a pay as you feel surplus food café with live music, dance, poetry and arts and crafts workshops. Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, Northfield.

Thursday 23rd November 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. Verve Present: A Burning Eye Showcase Spoken Word Poetry from poets published by Burning Eye, Britain’s first Spoken Word Poetry Imprint Kate Fox, Toby Campion and Shagufta Iqbal perform. Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham City Centre Entry £5.90

Thursday 23rd November 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. Lorca! The Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca Dramatic and sensual poetry arranged as songs and performed by guitarist Keith James. Kitchen Garden Café, York Road, Kings Heath Tickets £10

Thursday 23rd November 8.00 – 10.00 pm Cannon Hill Writers Group all genres of writing including poetry, sharing of work and constructive discussions. Horseshoe Bar 1214 Stratford Road, Hall Green. £2 per session/£1unwaged

Friday 24th November 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. Evening of Creativity hosted by Erdington Welcome Centre and Erdington Arts Forum, features a range of performances including music and poetry. Erdington Welcome Centre, Erdington High Street, Erdington. Pay-as-you-feel

Saturday 25th November 1.30, 4.00 and 7.00 p.m. Rocking The Wire present the stories of the Greenham Common protest through the eyes of Deborah who recalls them and how they shaped her life and inspire protest today, using theatre, spoken word and poetry. For ages 12 up. Hexagon Theatre, MAC Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, South Birmingham Tickets £6 Saturday 25th November 5.30 to 9.30 p.m. Akwasi’s Open Mic Night Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Comedy and Rap. Tower of Song café, 107 Pershore Road South, Cotteridge. £5 Entry

Saturday 25th November 7.30 to 11.00 p.m. Songs and Poetry at The Lamp Tavern Generally 3 or 4 songwriters and one poet 157 Barford Street, Digbeth Free Entry

Sunday 26th November 1.30, 4.00 and 7.00 p.m. Rocking The Wire present the stories of the Greenham Common protest through the eyes of Deborah who recalls them and how they shaped her life and inspire protest today, using theatre, spoken word and poetry. For ages 12 up. Hexagon Theatre, MAC Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, South Birmingham Tickets £6

Sunday 26th November 5.00 p.m. Sunday Xpress Poetry & Music Open Mic 5.00 p.m. Bands from 7.00 p.m., The Edge, Cheapside, Digbeth. Free Entry.

Sunday 26th November 4.00 – 6.00 p.m. Poets With Passion, bring poetry you love or some of your own to share. Myrtle Cottage, The Old Print Works, Balsall Heath (on No. 50 Bus Route). Free.

Monday 27th November 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Reading for Wellbeing A friendly group who read stories and poems together, reflecting and discussing how they connect with our experiences Sparkhill Library, 641 Stratford Road, Sparkhill Free

Tuesday 28th November 10.30 a.m. Poetry Group, Sutton Coldfield University of the Third Age Poetry Group (for those no longer in full time employment), United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield town centre. Charge £1

Tuesday 28th November 7.30 pm Poetry Bites. Open mic poetry night featuring Anthony Owen. Kitchen Garden Café, York Road, Kings Heath. Tickets £5/£4 concessions Wednesday 29th November 12.00 midday to 2 p.m. Crunch lunchtime creative writing session, Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley
Wednesday 29th November 6.00 – 8.00 pm Birmingham Writers Group includes poets. Social Evening. Venue to be confirmed. Their website is http://www.birminghamwriters.org .

Wednesday 29th November 6.30 p.m. Waterstones On The Mic,. Poetry, storytelling, music. Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham City Centre Open Mic slots available from 6.00 p.m. Free Entry

Wednesday 29th November 7.00 p.m. Freemine Writers Group Food, drinks and poetry. Share your work and meet like minded creative people. Rose Villa Tavern, Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter Free

Wednesday 29th November 7.30 – 10.00 p.m. Spoken Trend Poetry and Spoken Word. Featured Artists and Open Mic slots available on the door. Door 7 pm. Entry £3, free for performers. The Bulls Head, The Green, Kings Norton. B38 8RU.

Thursday 30th November 12.00 midday to 1.30 p.m. Poetry At Lunchtime. In the round reading of your own or favourite poems , Artefact, Pershore Road, Stirchley. Free.

Thursday 30th November 10.15 – 11.30 a.m. Poetry for Pleasure for those who like reading poetry, writing poetry, listening to poetry. Reading in the round. Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Erdington. Free entry.

Thursday 30th November The Grind Live A night of rap and spoken word fusing genres and supported by a full live band. Featuring Angnezia, Casp, Casey Bailey, Infamous Dimez and P Shand. Hare and Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath. Minimum age 18 Tickets £8 advance

Thursday 30th November 8.00 – 10.00 pm Cannon Hill Writers Group all genres of writing including poetry, sharing of work and constructive discussions. Horseshoe Bar 1214 Stratford Road, Hall Green. £2 per session/£1unwaged
List compiled by Bernard.S.Davis 80 Events 28 10 2017 7.3 hours

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