Spoken Word London is an open-mic poetry and performance night for anyone to come and join in, whether to speak or listen. Everyone who wants to speak gets five minutes, but no one gets more than five minutes. Speak in whichever format you want, sharing your own or others' work. Doors open 7.30pm, sign up for a slot 7.30-8pm, readings begin at 8pm.
Free entry, but please buy a drink (or more) at the bar.
We are joined at this event by David Barnes (pictured), the founder of Spoken Word Paris, which inspired SWL! David will be giving us a special ten minute set of poetry.
Watch a brilliant short documentary upon SWL and some of its regular readers, made by Amelia Hazlitt, here: http://vimeo.com/103176010
And a feature length film of our first anniversary of SWL 'Anti-Hate', made by Timothy Lock, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk-TXhERNHo
You can also read an academic dissertation written on SWL here, by William Barns-Graham, on 'Lost in the Moment: Opening Up Utopian Performance With the Lost Generation at Spoken Word London': https://www.academia.edu/9916694/Lost_in_the_Moment_Opening_Up_Utopian_Performance_with_the_Lost_Generation_at_Spoken_Word_London
SWL host Pat Cash talks about SWL and spoken word in London on Lunar Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrwOqqiqeOk