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Poetry & Spoken Word Events in Bristol

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Bristol's Poetry Scene

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.

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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!)
The Wardrobe Theatre
John Hegley: Drawings Of Dromedaries
An evening of poems, drawings, stories and possibly dancing - presented by Milk Poetry and Chuckle Busters
The Cloak and Dagger
Stars and Sails
Explore the sea through songs and stories! Listen to global folk tales and music. Join our quest to protect the oceans.
The Cloak and Dagger
Stars and Sails
Explore the sea through songs and stories! Listen to global folk tales and music. Join our quest to protect the oceans.
The Wardrobe Theatre
John Hegley: Drawings Of Dromedaries
An evening of poems, drawings, stories and possibly dancing - presented by Milk Poetry and Chuckle Busters
Spike Island Studios
Pit Murk Book Launch :: Conway & Young Small Press
Pit Murk is a new collection of short stories inspired by darkness by writer and performer Hannah Sullivan
Dareshack
Pale Pink Works of Art with Freddie Lewis
Exhibition, poetry open mic and live music: exploring a movement away from structure and toward pale pink.
The Cube
MANIC + Bean Pig Puppets + Friends!
Join us for a night of puppetry, cabaret, and MANIC, a new theatre show about sex.
Online - YouTube
Lyra 2022 | Digital Package (ALL EVENTS)
An online package featuring a selection of Lyra Festival's 2022 events, available to watch on-demand.
ONLINE - YouTube
Lyra Grand Slam Finals 2022 (WATCH ON-DEMAND)
An on-demand recording of the Lyra Grand Slam Finals 2022, headlined by Joelle Taylor and Buddy Wakefield.
ONLINE - YouTube
21st Century Sonnets (WATCH ON-DEMAND)
An on-demand recording featuring readings from Terrance Hayes, Luke Kennard & Jacqueline Saphra.
ONLINE (YouTube)
Joelle Taylor: The Waste Land (WATCH ON-DEMAND)
An on-demand recording of this incredible writing workshop from Joelle Taylor, responding to the themes in The Waste Land.
ONLINE - YouTube
Roger McGough + Edson Burton (WATCH ON-DEMAND)
An on-demand recording of an excerpt from President of the Poetry Society, Roger McGough, supported by Edson Burton.
Online - YouTube
Michael Rosen (WATCH ON-DEMAND)
An on-demand recording of Michael Rosen's childrens performance at Lyra Festival 2022, available until June 6th 2022.
Online - YouTube
Lyra 2022 | Digital Package (FREE EVENTS)
An online package featuring a selection of Lyra Festival's 2022 events, available to watch on-demand.
Online - YouTube
Tonic Open Mic (WATCH ON-DEMAND)
An on-demand recording of Tonic's Open Mic (featuring Stanley Iyanu) at Lyra Festival 2022, available until June 6th 2022.
The Cube
Now What? SPACE
Urban Word Collective x Sonder Spoken Word presents live poetry and spoken word + open mic
The Cube
LUCK, FATE & DESTINY - a double-bill!
FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS at the Cube.
The Grain Barge
Open Mic
Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night
PRSC
The Arts House Open Mic | Reunion
An extended open mic for poets and musicians. This is a reunion and celebration of the legendary Arts House open mic which ran for 8+ years.
The Old Market Assembly
Lit Sync Poetry Cabaret - Bristol Pride 2022
An evening of poetry cabaret hosted by Tom Marshman and Caleb Parkin, as drag artists and poets take the stage to queer the canon.
The Wardrobe Theatre
A Vaccine Full of Joy
A One Night Stand With Astro-Zenica
The Wardrobe Theatre
A Vaccine Full of Joy
A One Night Stand With Astro-Zenica
The Cloak and Dagger
Debauched Tales
An evening of erotic storytelling and truths!!
The Grain Barge
Open Mic
Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night
The Crypt at The Mount Without
Amy Yon & Friends: Reunion Shows
Amy Yon Residency Show & Friends: Reunion Shows
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night
Dareshack
Totality / Pull The Strings Present Enablers
Bay Area established Enablers return with their distinctive sound of potent spoken word vocals, snaking guitar telepathy and deft percussion
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night
Lost Horizon
Alabaster DePlume
“The method is part of the mission. It wasn’t like school. We had mayhem. We were having fun. That is the story and the process – and I want
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night
The Cloak and Dagger
Hidden Comedy Club
Bristol's Friendliest Comedy Night