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, 13 Feb 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 February, we're really excited to welcome Christopher Lanyon as our guest poet!

Christopher is a mathematician, poet and trash-human. (His words, not ours!) Originally from Cornwall, he is slowly making his way northwards and hopes to be freezing to death in the North Sea by 2025. He has supported Holly McNish, Mark Grist and Luke Wright and run and hosted events as part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. He runs Psst., a poetry summer series in Nottingham and also hosts Clickbait, the University of Nottingham Poetry and Spoken Word Society’s poetry night. His favourite things are coffee and feelings and sad guitar music and noses and heartwarming father-son redemption narratives and polysyndeton.‬

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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