Home Poetry Readings in London

Innovative poetry events in London for next four weeks:
see www.modernpoetry.org.uk/readings.html for fuller information & longer timespan

Exhibitions &c

Saturday, May 20–Friday, September 1

Worm Wood: SJ Fowler in collaboration with the artist Tereza Stehlíková on a film which fuses the industrial and reclusive landscapes of West London with poetry and text, as well as live events, installations embedded in the environment, an exhibition of these works and a publication
Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenter's Chapel and Gallery, Kensal Green Cemetery W10 4SR, entry from Ladbroke Road W10 5AA or Cemetery Main Gate, Harrow Road W10 4RA

Friday, July 28–Sunday, September 24, 11 am–8 pm, closed Mondays

The Mersey Sound at 50: exhibition of original manuscripts, ephemera, posters, audio and video material, curated by Catherine Marcangeli
Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX

Saturday, May 6–end of September; Wednesday–Sunday, 12 noon–11 pm

Austin Osman Spare — an Exhibition
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, 11 Mare Street, Dalston E84RP

August

Wednesday, August 16, 6.30–9 pm

Sufi Night: Live Music, Storytelling, and Poetry to accompany the exhibition Dhikr: Painting the heartbeat of Sufism by Saif Osmani: Khaled Hakim with composer Mark Wagner + Zayn Mohammed + Alice Fernbank
Barbican Music Library, Level 2, The Barbican, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS
tickets £7/£5 online or from Music Library

Wednesday, August 16, 7 for 8 pm

A reading at Kensal Green Dissenter's Chapel: Eley Williams, Fabian Peake, Joe Turrent, Michael Zand, Ariadne Radi Cor, Clover Peake, Adriana Diaz-Enciso, Ahsan Akbar, Alex MacDonald, Lavinia Singer, Richard Scott, Jonathan Mann, Giovanna Coppola and an audio installation performance by Pascal O'Loughlin
part of Worm Wood Exhibition at Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenter's Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery W10 4SR, entry from Ladbroke Road W10 5AA (ring the doorbell if not open but the door will remain closed from 8 pm until the end of the event)
free

Wednesday, August 16, 7–11 pm

Of Featherstorms Open: Poems/Sounds/Dislocation/Rooted/Mystery : Azad Ashim Sharma, Frances Kruk, Binnsclag, Nisha Ramayaa, Kayfabe, Daniel Spicer, Dolly Turing + DJ
curated by Dolly Turing at The Rose Hill, 70–71 Rosehill Terrace, Brighton BN1 4JJ (very near station!)
£5/£3 OTD

Tuesday, August 22, 7–8.30 pm

Cambridge Literary Review 10 : Vahni Capildeo, Drew Milne, Luke Roberts and Eley Williams
London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place WC1A 2JL
£10; book online

Thursday, August 24–Saturday, August 26, 6.15–7.05 pm

The Iliad performed by Claire Goodall
The Camden Fringe at the Theatre, The Lion and Unicorn, 42–44 Gaisford Street, Kentish Town NW5 2ED
£8/6.50 tickets online

Thursday, August 24, 7 pm

Special View: Performance Night — screenings, interactive tours and performances, featuring new works from Gareth Evans, Thomas Duggan, Alexander Kell, Tereza Stehlikova, SJ Fowler and more tba
Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenter's Chapel and Gallery, Kensal Green Cemetery W10 4SR, entry from Ladbroke Road W10 5AA or Cemetery Main Gate, Harrow Road W10 4RA
free

September

Saturday, September 9, 4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series
The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX