VERVE Poetry Film Night

Patrick Studio

This year we are having our first poetry film night at VERVE! What's better than sitting in the dark with your feet up being drawn into the visual masterpieces that await you as a result of our December 2022 open call? We can't wait for this new event at VERVE and hope you will join […]

£4.50 – £6.50

All Day Open Mic

Podium Event Space

A dedicated space where anyone can share their poetry - whether you've just written it in a workshop or been sitting on it for years, we want to hear it! Hosted by Spoz.

Free

Fourth Verve Poetry Performance Lecture – Nick Makoha

Patrick Studio

What do you know about Basquiat? What do you know about Icarus? What do you know about the Entebbe hijacking in 1976? In this year’s Performance-Lecture, Nick Makoha fuses these seemingly disparate sources and events into poems in a new piece based around his recent work A Low-Pressure System, which won the Ivan Juritz Prize. […]

£4.50 – £6.50

Harana Poetry LIVE hosted by Kostya Tsolakis

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What would a poetry magazine look like if it was put on a stage? Well, this year we have invited the wonderful Harana Poetry (the online magazine for poets writing in English as a second or parallel language). Magazine editor Kostya Tsolakis has put together an exciting event involving readings, discussions about translation, an editorial […]

£4.50 – £6.50

The VERVE Long Poem with Wayne Holloway-Smith

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We’re proud to bring you the first of what will be an annual event at VERVE - our new Long Poem Event, which will feature one of our favourite poets performing new longer work - one poet alone on a stage reading one long poem. Wayne Holloway-Smith, whose stunning pamphlet length poem Lobsters was published […]

£4.50 – £6.50

The Verve Poetry Festival Competition Event: Protest hosted by Kim Moore.

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The Verve Competition on the Theme of Protest opened for entries from Nov 14 2022 to Jan 2 2023, judged by the wonderful Kim Moore. This FREE to attend event will feature all the winners and commended poets, as well as four commissioned poets, who will read their poems on our subject and help launch […]

Free