24 Jun -
6.30 - 7.30 workshop
Fri 15th Apr
Wed 7th Jan
Tue 20th Jan
Thursday 12 February
6.30pm – 10.30pm
Friday 27th February
6.30 - 10pm
Saturday 14th March
7.30 - 1am
Tuesday 24th March
5 - 6.30
Tuesday 21st April
Sunday 26th April
Wed 3rd Jun
Sun 14th Jun
Thur 16th - Sun 19th July
Larmer Tree Festival
Thur 23 - Sun 26th July
Sun 7th Feb
Cat in KL
22 April - 29 May
6.45 - 10pm
Sunday 19th April
22nd May - 1st Jun
William Morris Gallery
Sat 23rd Jan
London Irish Centre
Wed 3rd Feb
Thursday 23rd April
23 Jul - 8 Aug
Cheltenham Literary Festival
UK ALL STARS POETRY SLAM! QUALIFIER
SPIEL UNLIMITED have been running poetry slams for 20 years. They have invited me back to perform in what will be their final show. Fingers crossed I make it to the final at 8.15pm
Shutterbug Bar, 1 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3BA
SPOKE - Final showcase
Apples and Snakes
Proud Archivist, Dalston
Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden, London
Featuring Buddy Wakefield, Thrice individual World Champion Slammer
"Tender, jarring and deeply human' (Andrea Gibson; International Poet-Activist)
The SOAS Spoken Word Society would like to welcome you to a night of poetry and hip hop inspired by the theme of 'Decolonising Our Minds.'
The night will kick off a series of talks which will be put on by the SOAS Students' Union and Decolonising Our Minds Society
The Second Floor (T2F) Open Letters and Spoken Stage present: An evening of Performance Poetry and Conversation with Acclaimed Poet and Educator Catherine Brogan.
WMG late: (Un)acceptable Behaviour
An evening for breaking the rules
William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow
Write Queer, Write Now
Seminar Room 1, Learning Centre19.00 & 20.30However you identify, as a closet poet, a queer observer or a dramatic queen, this is your opportunity to engage with Museum exhibits to produce your own creative writing, guided by Cat Brogan, spoken word poet and educator.
War on Want, Movimientos and Movimiento Jaguar Despierto have joined forces for a night of latin beats, spoken word, activism and musica pacifica! in solidarity with the people of Buenaventura in Colombia. Tickets
The Spoken Word Education Programme All Schools Showcase will be a chance to see the range of spoken word material produced by the next generation of outstanding young poets from across London.
'Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, the housing crisis and transition town and food sovereignty movements via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems. The show will feature Rachel Rose Reid and Robin Grey plus special guests Cat Brogan and Stick in the Wheel.
Join us at Common House in Bethnal Green for the launch of 'Total Shambles' by George F., the new Influx Press title about squatting, self-housing culture and the housing crisis in London.
Happy Spring 2015! Nutshell Magazine invite you to celebrate tropical island breezes at our favourite dive. All of nature, wild and free - but also...
* poetry readings from some of our fave authors, including the magnificent
** an exclusive first screening of artist Emanuele Kabu's new animation video 'Infinite LUST', and
*** a live gig by Videodreams.
Servant Jazz Quarters - 10A Bradbury Street, N16 8JN London, United Kingdom
Belfast : Fri 22 May RED PILL - Sunflower Public House, 8pm
Derry: Mon 25 May @The The Monday Night Cure at Sandinos
Omagh : Tue 26 May, Daly's Bar Community Open Mic 8.30pm - workshop 6.30pm
Limerick: Wed 27 May White House Poetry 9pm
Galway: Thur 28 May @Charlie Charlie Byrne's Bookshop 8pm
Belfast: Fri 29 May Paperjam Poetry, The Hudson Bar Belfast 8pm
Dublin: Mon 1 Jun The Circle Sessions The International Bar, 9pm workshop from 7pm
SmarterLondon - Design for Social Change
Urban Innovation Centre
One Sekforde St
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2RX
Thur Lost wood : 20:20
Fri, Sat & Sun: Lostwood: 13.30-14.15 & 19:55
The Hip Yak Poetry Shack
Discover the ramshackle, interactive, comedy-poetry cabaret, featuring top names from the UK and International Spoken Word Scene, including...
Dizraeli, Matt Harvey, Jan Blake, Jonny Fluffypunk, Liv Torc, Chris Redmond, Vanessa Kisuule, Scott Tyrell, Morgan Rivers, Catherine Brogan, Beryl the Feral, Lucy Lepchani, Muriel Lavender, Paul Hawkins and Robert Garnham.
Find us in the World of Words in the Arboretum between: Fri 24, Sat 25, Sun 26 July, 12 pm - 6 pm
For one night the Gallery will be transformed into an exclusive space for people under 25.
Enjoy a vibrant programme of music, art, live performance, free food and hands on activities with friends. Paekakariki Press will be running hands on letterpress printing activities throughout the evening. Discover the magic of low tech, high quality traditional printing techniques from skilled craftsmen and create your own momento to take away.
Live poetry performances
7.30pm Cat Brogan 'Smart, angry, funny and right on the money - what's not to like about Cat Brogan' - Giles Fraser, Vicar and Guardian Columnist. Cat will be accompanied by young poets who have been studying with her.
9pm Ollie O'Neill At only 20 years old this slam poet from North London is a rising star and winner of the SLAMBassadors National Youth Slam Championship in 2013
Visit the Letters for Everyday exhibition, a group show of work by young people inspired by Bob and Roberta Smith and William Morris.
A 'wassail' is an old rural custom of blessing and singing around apple
trees in mid-Winter, in the hope of bringing on a bumper crop!
Here in Willesden it's a little bit different: Our shopkeepers and community activists are our apple trees - they give so much and deserve our support! The streets we walk on are our orchards - and we can find ways to be joyful and share community with everyone who shares these roads and pavements.
The Willesden Green Wassail began in 2010. We took a year off in 2015, but we're back, and are very happy to announce that the new Library at Willesden Green has planted two crab apple trees for the Wassail, to replace the ones that we previously planted in front of the old building.
Fundraiser for Omagh Integrated Primary
& Malaysia Send off
Hosted by Cat Brogan featuring Open Door Poetry Group, Home Brew, Peter Hughes, Helena Sherry, Eugene Floyd, Stone Resistance, Viv Brady, Doyle Mills and Liam Breen.
Writing workshop 6.30 - 7.30
22nd April - Sunway School Slam
23rd April - UCSI Act It Out - national school's drama workshop
Evening - Merdekarya
26th April - The Big Fish - storytelling night at The Bee
28th April - Merdekarya
30 - 2 May - Oceansation festival
6th May - Rumah Api
9th May - Training for Alice Smith teachers
12th May - If Walls Could Talk - Poetry Open Mic
14th May - Spoken Word Poetry Education Forum
15th May - If Walls Could Talk Workshop
16th May - Alice Smith School Slam
16th May - 2 - 4pm University Malaya Guest Lecture
20th May - Merdekarya
28th May - Readings KL
The London Irish LGBT present their first poetry evening.
The Cauldron, or in Christian terms, the Grail, is a central recurring motif in Celtic Mythology: the vessel is a symbol of the inexhaustible resources of the spirit, forever renewing itself, whether it be the hidden spirit that animates all matter, or, in psychological terms, an energy in the depths of the mind that, if developed, can free us from dependence on the body and the tyranny of historical fact.
Introduced by His Excellency the Irish Ambassador and with poetry from Yeats to Heaney to Eaven Boland, together with poets Maureen Duffy and Cat Brogan and others
The Say it Like You Mean It crew run a poetry, music and comedy
night on the last Sunday of the month, check it out.
1st June - Kim Haus
Supported by: Samuel Caleb Wee, D. Dangaran & Angelique Pinto
SPEAK. SPEAK. lauds the artistry of communication. SPEAK. inspires humour, compassion and love for the mundane. SPEAK. is seeing poetry in the routine of life. Organised by a poetry collective founded on a desire to give people a voice, SPEAK. is a melting pot for lyricists to mix their innermost voices. SPEAK. has gilded Singapore’s blossoming Spoken Word scene with a platform for seasoned and burgeoning poets alike. A vessel for retrospect, SPEAK. salutes the freedom of speech in a society of repression. Join the visceral experience.
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, part of a series of events running during Refugee Awareness Week 2016. The spoken word. An evening with award-winning poets Catherine Brogan, Stephanie Chan and Marc Nair.
My first booked stand up comedy slot!
1st Floor, 24A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000
25th Jun Rainbow JAM
29th Jun Wala Namang Mali
30th Jun The Artidope Presents: Spectrum
2nd July Word Art Manila
Speakeasy a monthly spoken word and poetry showcase curated by poet Pooja Nansi burst onto the scene in April 2013 at Artistry. Since then, Speakeasy has featured both emerging and established writers from places as diverse as Burma and Botswana.
What links Ireland, Malaysia and Jamacia? We are about to find out! Irish exiles Cat Brogan and Anthony Cummins discovered their shared love of Jamacian Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson while in KL and some how Harps, Hibiscus and Haile Selassie was born. They are delighted to be joined in this mad adventure by some of KL's finest artists and your good selves.
Melinda House, Four Leaf Clover, Catherine Brogan, Anthony Cummins
KL Poets, Jamal Raslan, Dhabitah Zainal, Azizan ‘Afi, Yohanna Yusrinal, Jack Malik, Shin Ling.
20 RM - including a free drink (worth 8 RM)
23 Jul - Spoken Word Night - Cloud
30 Jul - Comedy Stiches - Meta House
31 Jul - Punch liners - Sundance at Riverside
5 Aug - Verbal High - Meta House
6 Aug - Creative Writing Workshop - Cloud - 5 - 7pm
7 Aug - The L Bar - 6pm - live Perfromace at Phnom Penh's first Lesbian Bar
8 Aug - Drink and Draw - I'm the life model - Cloud
8 Aug - Nerd Night - Mansion
27 Aug - ContraDiction - Indignation SG
26 Aug - Write Queer, Write Now - Writing workshop led by Cat Brogan
25 Aug - Word Forward
Hosted by Word Warriors
Thur 29 Sept - Thursday Night Live: Zalila Lee featuring Arisha Akhir Merdekarya PJ
Tue 27 Sept - Jack it! Vol. 2 Featuring ZAINAB ZAHRA SYED at Unit 23 Shah Alam
Fri 16 Sept - Poetry Open Mic Vol 5 8pm Unit 23 Cafe 1st floor, Shah Alam
Sat 10 Sept - Poetically Correct @ Cooler Lumpur Festival 8.30pm Publika
15 Oct Sharpened Word 2pm - Old Andersonian Literary Matinee, "Opening up the writers world to the world at large."
20th Oct - If Walls Could Talk - Gaslight Cafe, Kuala Lumpur - 8pm
Outburst - LGBT Arts Festival
Shah Alam, Malaysia
11 Feb - Unit 23 - Shah Alam, Malaysia
22 Jan - Yogatry - Yoga and Poetry workshop day
1 Jan & 3 Jan - Lingo NYF & Slam Sunday
3 Dec - International Poetry Slam Madrid
5 Mar - OUTspoken with OUTBKK - Bangkok, Thailand
10 & 11 Mar - Home and the Heartland - Twenty Twenty Two - KL
25 Mar - Art For Grabs - The School - KL
31 Mar - Nosegay 3 - Gaslight Cafe, Damansara Heights - KL
Workshop Sat 8th April Performance Sat 20th May
Inspired by Eats, Shoots & Roots edible garden in PJ
A workshop where you write, edit, publish and perform your work to a live audience. Led by Cat Brogan, who has an MA as a Writer/Teacher from Goldsmiths University of London.
We will write together in the beautiful surrondings of the edible garden. Your writing will then be published in a zine and you will perform at an event at the garden on Saturday 13th May. You will also recieve editing feedback and proof reading of your work between the workshop and performance.
8 April - KAV / KIV II Top floor, Rumah Attap Library & Collective, 84C, Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur.
22 May Can Makan Performance - Eats Shoots and Roots
Sat 11 Nov - Top Secret gig - email for details
Fri 10 Nov - Sunway Poetry Slam - Sunway International School, 7pm
Wed 8 Nov - IIUM - KL - 8.30pm
Wed 25th Oct - IF WALLS COULD TALK vol. 41 feat Chiew Ruoh Peng & Hadiru Mahdi Gaslight Cafe KL, 8pm
Sat 27 Jan - Secret Show, Kuala Lumpur
2 - 4 Feb - Jai Thep Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wed 7 Feb - Creative Write-ins - Community House, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 6 - 8pm
Wed 7 Feb - Chiang Mai, Thapae East, 8.30pm
Wed 28th Feb - 24 March - Bee in a Book - Youth Creative Writing Course, D'English,
Uptown Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Sat 3 Mar - Free Your Voice - Workshop with Alia Kearney, The Violet Flame, Bangsar, KL
Sat 3 Mar - Secret Show, PJ, KL
Sat 10 Mar - ShamRock - The Bee, Publika, KL
A show For and About Empowering Women @ 'The Others' a Great Alternative Venue in Stoke Newington
£6 on door