At the time of writing there are very few regular poetry events in Bristol. Milk hosts regular nights at Halo on Gloucester Road and The Wardrobe Theatre in Old Market. Hammer & Tongue occasionally bring their poetry slams to town and have used The Grain Barge for past events. Stand Up For Lyricism promotes poetry events in south Bristol at The Rope Walk and Tobacco Factory Theatre.
An evening of poetry cabaret hosted by Tom Marshman and Bristol City Poet Caleb Parkin, as drag artists and poets take the stage to queer the canon through recorded poetry and performance.
Tune in to see Bristol’s finest wordsmiths battle it out to be crowned the 2022 Lyra Bristol Slam Winner at the iconic St. George's Bristol. Raucous, energetic, passionate and audience-centred, this event always promises to bring poetry to life in an engaging and unexpected way that will make you laugh, smile, or cry, perhaps all at the same time!
Safety in Numbers is a new collection from the nation’s favourite poet. What will we have learned from stillness and silence? From sharing, not taking? Waiting, not pushing? Whispering, not shouting? Dawdling, not rushing? Traversing rocky terrain with the assurance of a poetry Rover on Mars, McGough brings down to earth the strangeness of a time on hold. Staycations, adultery in lockdown, ghosts and gamblers, as well as playful advice to up and coming poets. (Don’t do it!)