6 Spoken Word Nights You Won’t Want to Miss This September

Aug 30 2017 BY Jacinta Ruscillo

Festival and carnival season has regrettably come to an end and with the unpredictable weather turning predictably colder, you might be looking for some mid-week (indoor) entertainment. If spoken word and poetry conjures up memories of GCSE English Lit, don’t worry because we’ve rounded up 6 spoken word and poetry events for your September diary that are less Wordsworth, and more relatable wordsmiths.

 

  1. Hammer & Tongue: Rappers vs Poets 

When: Tuesday 5th September, 7:30pm

Where: The Book Club, EC2A 4RH

What: A battle of the lyricists; on the hip hop side will be Three Times Don’t Flop Champion Tony D and MC Angel. Representing poetry will be former World Slam Poetry Champion Kat Francois and Paula Varjack. More artists TBC.

Price: £5 in advance, £7 on the door

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  1. Rhymes with Orange 

When: Thursday 14th September, 7:30pm

Where: Farr’s School of Dancing, Dalston, E8 3DF

What: With a theme to every event, this month’s is all to do with “escape.” There are five resident artists, open mic slots and a poetry challenge in the interval and it’s a prim and proper poetry night. 

Price: £5 full/ £4 concessions and readers

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  1. Jawdance

When: Wednesday 20th September, 7pm

Where: Rich Mix, E1 6LA

What: A Splurge of spoken word, hosted by spoken word extraordinaire Yomi Sode. For headline acts, emerging talent and 10 open-mic slots, it’s a total mixed bag of guaranteed mid-week entertainment.

Price: Free

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  1. Underfound

When: Wednesday 20th September, 7pm

Where: Box Park, Croydon, CR0 1LD

What: Based in Croydon’s pop-up mall, the event involves poetry and entertainment from DJ Nellz and general positive warm vibes. Hosted by Leah McKenzie and artists on the night TBA.

Price: Free

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  1. Stand Up & Slam

When: Thursday 21st September, 8pm

Where: Camden Comedy Club, NW1 0LU

What: When poetry meets stand-up comedy, Stand Up & Slam is a mix between the two. Taking place in Camden Comedy Club, it’s a competition between jokes, poems and both.

Price: £5

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  1. Well Versed

When: Wednesday 27st September, 7:30pm

Where: Box Park, Croydon, CR0 1LD

What: Well Versed is a community charity and creative initiative with a monthly open-mic at Box Park. Stepping to the mic this month is poet Jake Wildhall and emerging spoken word artist Usaama Minhas.

 Price: Free

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