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Saturday June 29 : ‘Verbalise’

‘Verbalise’ – Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger will be guest poets at this night for spoken word artists, novelists, storytellers and comedians.

Open mic slots available on the door. 7.30pm,

The Brewery Arts Centre, 122a Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE.

Sunday June 30 : ‘Talking Heads’

‘Talking Heads’ – Emma Purshouse will be the featured artist at this event.

£3 on the door. 4.30pm-6.30pm,

The Queen’s Head, 29 Chesterfield Road, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1FF.

Thursday July 4 : ‘Shrewsbury Poetry’

‘Shrewsbury Poetry’ Jeff Phelps will be performing at St Nicholas Café Bar, 24 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2BQ, 7.30pm.

Free event.

Saturday July 6 : ‘Butterfly Country’ workshop

‘Butterfly Country’ poetry writing workshop with Simon Fletcher and David Bingham (10am-4pm) at Pant village hall, Pant near Oswestry, SY10 9QG.

This workshop will focus on writing poetry about butterflies. Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch and suitable clothing.

We shall be having our picnic on Llanymynech hill, a rich habitat for skippers, blues and fritillaries. Meet at Pant Memorial Institute, Pant, near Oswestry, SY10 9QG.

Tickets £20/£15. For more info or to book email:

Saturday July 6 : ‘Freeverse’

‘Freeverse’, Walsall’s spoken word festival. Emma Purshouse will be performing as part of Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists at 5.20pm.

The festival is free and runs from midday to 7pm. The Lamp Theatre & Arts Venue, Brownhills Community Centre, Walsall, WS8 7JW. 

Tuesday July 9 : ‘City Voices’

‘City Voices’ with Lizzie Prudence, Bert Flitcroft, Kuli Kohli, & the launch of Cherry Doyle’s September.

Tuesday July 9th, 7.30-9pm at The Light House, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.

Tickets £ 3 on the door.

Sunday July 14 : ‘Black Country Festival’

‘Black Country Festival’ Nellie Cole will be performing 3-4pm with Scarlett Ward, Mogs, Dave Pitt and Rob Francis (Brendan Hawthorn, Steve Harrison and others 1-2pm).

Free event, Himley Hall grounds, Himley, DY3 4DF.


Sunday July 14 : ‘Ledbury Poetry Festival’

‘Ledbury Poetry Festival’ Emma Purshouse will be appearing on the Poetry Stage in St Katherine’s Car Park, Ledbury, HR8 1EA.

Sunday July 14th at 2.45pm.

Monday July 15 : ‘Poetry at the Black Bear’

‘Poetry at the Black Bear’ David Bingham will be performing at this free event at the Black Bear, 49 High St, Whitchurch SY13 1AZ.

Monday July 15th at 7.30pm.

Saturday July 20 : ‘Country Voices’

‘Country Voices’ with Nick Pearson, Grace Bennett & Cherry Doyle at the Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ.

Saturday July 20th, 2.30-4pm.

Tickets £4 on the door. Join us for an entertaining afternoon by the river.

Tuesday July 23 : Cherry Doyle’s September launch event

Cherry Doyle’s September launch event at Shrewsbury Library, Castlegates, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AS.

Tuesday July 23rd, 6-7pm

Refreshments will be provided. Free event.

Wednesday July 24 : Punjabi Women’s Writing Group

Punjabi Women’s Writing Group featuring Kuli Kohli, at Central Library, Wolverhampton.

Wednesday July 24th, 5.15-6.30pm.

Free event.

Saturday August 3 : Poetry writing workshop

‘Wild harvest’ poetry writing workshop (11am-2pm) at the Stiperstones, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NG.

Simon Fletcher will be leading a walk and writing session, on the theme of ‘wild harvest’ up to the Cranberry Rocks on the Stiperstones, ending at the Bog Visitor Centre café. Expect to see red grouse, ravens, heather, bilberries & more. The café has a great range of snacks & drinks. Bring suitable clothing. Meet at the car park up the bank from the visitor centre.

Saturday August 3rd. Tickets £12/ £10.