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, 12 Dec 2018
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Cock and Hoop Pub
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About this event

In December, we really excited to welcome Nafeesa Hamid as our guest poet!

Nafeesa Hamid is a British Pakistani poet and playwright. She is an alumni of Mouthy Poets and Derby Theatre Graduate Associate Artists. She has performed at Cheltenham and Manchester Lit Fests as part of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a recent (2017) anthology, edited by Sabrina Mahfouz. She was a BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam finalist in 2018. Nafeesa’s debut poetry collection 'Besharam' (2018) is now available from Verve Poetry Press.

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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