Crosswords Open Mic

Friendly spoken word open mic nights taking place in the Cock & Hoop Pub, with plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet each month.

Wed, 9 Jan 2019
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Cock and Hoop Pub
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Crosswords is a fab little Nottingham-based spoken word open mic night with plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! In January, we're really excited to welcome Fay Roberts as our guest poet! 

Fay Roberts is a peripatetic, percussive performance poet by night, and a professional projector by day. She runs the Cambridge branch of the Hammer & Tongue slam series, and her own poetry label Allographic (which functions as a small press and a platform for performers), along with directing the Spoken Word section of The Free Fringe in Edinburgh from 2013 to present. 

Fay is a classically-trained singer, a self-taught drummer, a bit of a mumbler sometimes, and speaks with her hands. In 2014, she “won” the Edinburgh Fringe Anti-Slam (where the worst poem and performance with the lowest points wins a terrible prize). In 2017, her first solo show, “The Selkie”, was shortlisted as best spoken word show of 2016-17, and is now available as a book and CD.

“We need more poetry like this... funny, confident, modest and a really bloody good poet to listen to” - Hollie McNish

Arrive at the Cock and Hoop from 7:30pm on the night to put your name in the hat for a short open mic slot. We like poetry, prose, storytelling, a cappella singing, and monologues! Or you can just come along to listen – everyone's welcome! Entry is £2 per person and refreshments are available.

NB. There are eleven steps to access this venue.

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Crosswords Spoken Word

Crosswords is an idiosyncratic little-spoken word open mic night that takes place every second Wednesday of the month in the caves underneath the Malt Cross on St James’ Street.

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