Bristol Poetry Festival 2017 anti-clash diary

Below is a list of events happening within the Bristol Poetry Festival 2017 programme timeline.
If you're submitting an event, please be aware that there may be another event at the same time as yours, but don't let that stop you from putting your event forward. As events come in, we'll add them to the listing below.
Let's see if we can fill the month up with poetry!
Please send you event details (event name, place, time, who, cost and contact details) to


Date Time Event Location Poets
Tue 26 Sept        
Wed 27 Sept 8pm How I Came To Be Where I Never Was The Wardrobe Theatre Jonny Fluffypunk
  7.30pm Raise the Bar  Watershed  Dizraeli
Thur 28 Sept 8pm How I Came To Be Where I Never Was The Wardrobe Theatre Jonny Fluffypunk
Fri 29 Sept 7.30pm  Voices in the Garden  Hamilton House

Julie-Ann Rowell, Mock Hobby Horse

Sat 30 Sept        
Sun 1 Oct 8.30pm  SPEL Bristol Fringe Cafe Bar  Open mic
Mon 2 Oct        
Tue 3 Oct        
Wed 4 Oct 7.30pm Bristol Hammer & Tongue Smoke and Mirrors  Open slam plus feature guests tbc
Thur 5 Oct        
Fri 6 Oct 12.30pm Festival Can Openers The Station Dru Marland (Drawn Chorus)
Sat 7 Oct 7.30pm Bristol Poetry Festival Open Slam Arnolfini  
Sun 8 Oct        
Mon 9 Oct 7.30pm Drawn Chorus book lauch  Monty's, Bath Buildings  Dru Marland Book launch
Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm Poetry Reading The Mackay Liz Berry, Tara Bergin, Lois P Jones
Wed 11 Oct 7.30pm Spotlight Crofter Rights  Open mic with guest Jake Wild Hall
  7.30pm Dr Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine The Mackay Martin Figura, Helen Ivory and Lucy English
  8.30pm Satellite of Love Greenbank Jude Cowan Montague, Paul Hawkins
Thur 12 Oct 7.30pm Air Poems of the Voice The Mackay Paul Scott, Kyra Pollitt, Victoria Ounch, Helen Dewbury, Chaucer Cameron
Fri 13 Oct 8pm  Bristol Dead Poets Slam  The Lansdown  Trevor Carter
Sat 14 Oct 12 noon - 3pm  Twenty Poets Perform  Central Library  
  evening Georgian Poetry & Music   Fiona Hamilton
Sun 15 Oct        
Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Still Doing It Alma Tavern Theatre David C Johnson, Mike Scott
Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm Poetry Reading The Mackay Sarah Howe, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Rishi Dastidar
Wed 18 Oct 7.30pm The Venus Papers Alma Tavern Theatre Lydia Towsey
  8pm Word Wizards Comedy Cabaret The Khan, Falafel King Bard of Windmill Hill, Mark Darkside, Darren Hoskins
Thur 19 Oct 7.30pm Leasungspell   Bob Beagrie
Fri 20 Oct        
Sat 21 Oct        
Sun 22 Oct