Open mic spoken word events in pubs for comic and lighthearted literature

We only hold Pub Poetry in pubs with Real Ale, because poetry without beer is like a poorly thought out simile.

Upcoming Events:

Monday 22nd September 2014 at The Canalhouse

Open mic spoken word – bring your poems, stories and songs. Either read your own, someone else’s or sit back and enjoy.
The Canalhouse
Canal Street
8.00pm – FREE

Everyone is welcome to come and read their own poems, short stories or songs. You’re also most welcome to read other people’s work  – it’s a kind of poetry karaoke. We always need people to listen as well – so come on down whether you want to read, listen or just stare into your glass. Overly serious and pretention folk may not be listened to.

All the events are always FREE

There’s no need to book in advance – but if you’d like to know more contact Nick who hosts the evenings at .

Slots are determined on the evening and most people get to read as much as they like, one or two poems at a time so we get a good mix. There will also be the traditional limerick contest with amazing prizes (and yes, those are sarcastic italics), a good deal of drinking and general good cheer. Please join us!

Social Media:

You can find Pub Poetry on Facebook: Pub Poetry – click on ‘Like’ to get updates about events. We don’t have a specific Twitter account but @captainpigheart is the organiser so you’ll get updates through there and from @missimp_notts.

Pub Poetry is presented in association with Nottingham Comedy Festival at the Canalhouse. 2011 saw Pub Poetry with Oxjam Beeston Takeover at the Hop Pole and Crown Inn.

From an idea by Adrian Thompson who runs the marvellous Pub Poetry night at the Old Cottage Tavern in Burton on Trent.

2 thoughts on “Pub Poetry

  1. I cannot believe I missed the January one. I was looking for ages to find a place in Notts that did open mike comedy poetry. I ended up doing the Leeds poetry circuit. They weren’t really ready for my stuff. Please do them more regularly. I don’t think I can wait till May


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