Previous Events

Previous events (since Feb 2011)

Tue 6th Nov – Dyspla Festival of dyslexic writers – Tristian Bates Theatre, 7pm

Sat 15th Sept – Bangor City Festival – Newsfedup

Fri 21st Sept – Seanchai Nua – The Bells of Shoreditch, Dalston – 7pm

Thur 27th Sept – Open Arts Cafe– 34 Upper Berkeley Street, W1H 5AU London

Wed 26th Sept – Artmongers – Goldsmith’s Library – New Cross

Fri 28th Sept – Laid Bare – The Studio, Tower St, Hartlepool

Sat 6th Oct – Firebox Launch Event – Kings Cross

Wed 15th – Sat 25th August – Cat Brogan is Newsfedup ~ Edinburgh Fringe, 6.20pm Banshee Labyrinth

Wed 22nd Aug – Forest Cafe, 10pm Edinburgh

Thur 23rd Aug – BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam – 17:00 – Baby Bubble, Petterow

Sat 8th & 9th Sept – Where the Wild Words Are  host  – Thames Festival – London

Fri 17th August – Cradle To The Grave – 1pm – The Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT

Fri 17th August – Literary Death Match – 9pm – Edinburgh Book Festival

Mon 20th Aug – Utter – Battles – Banshee Labrythn, Niddry St, Edinburgh

Tue 21st Aug – Other Voices: Alternative Spoken Word Cabaret – 14:50 – 15:50, Banshee Labrythn, Niddry St, Edinburgh

Tue 21st Aug – An Evening With Samantha – 7.45pm  and it’s at The Street (venue 239), 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT.

Tue 21st Aug – Broadway Baby Poetry showcase – 9.40pm Hill St Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 21st Aug – Cow Cafe, Udderbelly, midnight, Edinburgh

The Bush Bazaar, Tue 7, Wed 8, Thu 9 – 7pm – Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Fri 10th ~ Sun 12th August ~ Wilderness Festival ~ Cornbury Park,

Wed 15th August – Impro Slam – the Edinburgh International Book Festival – 8.30 p.m – Packing a Punch with Poetry, an improvisational poetry slam

Mon 23rd July @ 21:00 – 22:30 – Edinburgh Fringe Preview, Theatre Deli, Marylebone High Street, London

Fri 27th – Sun 29th July – Nozstock – Bromyard, Herefordshire

Wed 1st August – Haliburton Society – 6-10pm, Leytonstone Library

Thur 2nd August – Squash Fundraiser – Secret location – London

Fri 3rd – Sun 5th Aug – Cloud Cuckoo Festival

Thursday July 5th 2012 @ 21:00 – 22:30 – Edinburgh Fringe Preview, Theatre Deli, 35, Marylebone High Street, London, Tickets here

Fri 6th – 8th July – Lounge on the Farm – Merton Farm, Canterbury

Fri 13th – Sun 15th July ~ Latitude Festival

Tue 17th July – Poetry Olympics – Theatre Deli, Marylebone High Street, London

Thur 21st Jun – 491 Gallery Jam session

Fri 22nd Jun – Bread and Roses

Sat 23rd Jun  – WDM activist conference 2012 – 1pm-6pm, Saturday 23 June – University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

Sun 26th Jun – Jason Nicholas meets The Creative Collective Sunday night live at The Finsbury! – 8pm –  The finsbury pub, 336 Green Lanes , N4 1BY London, United Kingdom

Mon 25th Jun – Incite Queer Cabaret – LGBT Camden Forum, 7.30pm – Alley Cat Bar, 4 Denmark St, Soho

Tue 26th June – FULLFAT – The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street The City, London EC2A 4RH, 8 till Late

Fri 29th Jun – 1st July – Kelburn Garden Party,  Kelburn Castle, near Largs

Fri 25th May – Palestine Poetry in the Gallery – 6 – 9pm, Hardy Tree Gallery 119 Pancras Road, London NW1 1UN. 6-9pm

Mon 28th May – Incite – LGBT Camden Forum, 7.30pm – Alley Cat Bar, 4 Denmark St, Soho

Wed 30th May – Inc. zine #5 Launch Party ft. MR GEE/CAT BROGAN/DAN SIMPSON – 7pm  – The Book Club – 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH London, United Kingdom

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Jun – Small World Festival, Headcorn, Kent

Tue 15th May – Siren Says Featuring Catherine Brogan, Bristol – 6.30pm

Fri 11th May – Protest in the Age of Austerity – Queen’s University Belfast

Fri 11th May – Political Poetry, 8pm, The People’s Bank, Ann St, Belfast

Mon 7th May – Grapevine – Catch Bar, Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London

Thur 26th April – “Last Thursday” Forum – After Occupy What next? 6 – 8pm – St Bride’s Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU

Thur 26th April – Bang Said the Gun – The Roebuck, 80 Great Dover Street, Borough, London

Fri 27th April – Laid Bare -8pm – The Studio, Hartlepool

Sat 28th April – Skill Share at the Shell – Email for address

Sun 29th April – Slutwalk Fundraiser – 7pm – The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EB London, Stoke Newington

Mon 30th April – Incite – LGBT Camden Forum, 7.30pm – Alley Cat Bar, 4 Denmark St, Soho, London

Wed 2nd May – Kiss the Sky – 7pm – Kiss The Sky Bar, Pond Street, London, NW3 2NP

Wed 18th April – Seanchai Nua – Showcase of new Irish Art

Thur 19th April – Bang Said the Gun – The Roebuck, 80 Great Dover Street, Borough, London

Sat 21st April – Where Have You Been Bitch? 8pm – 1am Camberwell

Sun 22nd April – Pussy Riot Fundraiser – 2pm –Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EB London, United Kingdom

Mon 23rd April – Studio Strike and The Bread and Roses Pub, Clapham, exhibition alongside the Bread and Roses film festival.

Wed 28th March – The Cambria, 7pm, South London

Saturday 31st March – Hammer and Tongue Slam Final – Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB.

Wed 4th April – Freeway Poets, 7.00pm, The Winchester, 39 Poole Hill  West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PW, Facebook event

Thur 5th April – Bang Said the Gun – The Roebuck, 80 Great Dover Street, Borough, London

Mon 9thApril – Down Town, Paris

Sun 25th March – Speech Motion, 7.30pm, The Other’s, Manor Rd (above pool hall)  Stoke Newington Mon 26th March – Incite – LGBT Camden Forum, 7.30pm – Alley Cat Bar, …

Mon 27th February – Vagina Monologues, 7.00pm, Bethnal Green Working Man’s Club, london

Mon 27th February – Incite Poetry – 7.30pm, Alley Cat Bar, Denmark Street, London

Wed 29th February – BBC World Service, World Have Your Say 6 – 7pm

Wed 29th Feb – LGBTIQ grassroot activism: workshops, exhibition and live music ! TUC Congress House great russell st, wc1b 3ls London

Wed 15th February – Occupy Dame Street – Dublin

Wed 15th February- Seomra Spraoi, Dublin

Sat 18th February – V&A museum workshop for LGBT History Month

Thursday 23rd February – Cummnock, Scotland

Fri 24th February – Neu Reekie, Edinburgh

Sunday 28th February – Speech Motion, The Others, Stoke Newington

Sat 11th February – Omagh Arts Centre with Poetry and music hosted by Catherine Brogan

Fri 10th Feb – Occupy Belfast – Belfast

Thur 9th Feb – Survivor’s Poetry – The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street  London, WC2H 9BX

Mon 30th January – Incite – LGBT Camden Forum, Alley Cat Bar, 4 Denmark St  London WC2H 8LP

Sun 29th January – Speech Motion – The Others, Manor Rd, Stoke Newington

Thur 26th Feb – Survivors Poetry – Tottenham Chances, London

Wed 25th Jan – Burn’s Supper – The Peahen, St. Alban’s

Sat 14th Jan – The Word House, The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Road , E2 9PJ, London, United Kingdom

Thur 12th Jan – Poetical Cabaret, Moustche Bar, Stoke Newington

Thur 12th Jan – Flea Circus , The Dogstar, 389 COLDHARBOUR LANE, BRIXTON, SW9 8LQ

Mon 9th Jan – Full Fat, 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 6QL London, United Kingdom – FREE

Sat 7th Jan – Spoken Word at Earl St Community Centre , 9 Earl Street, (near Liverpool St and Moorgate)


Wed 30th Nov – Incite Poetry – LGBT Camden Forum, 7pm – Alley Cat Bar, 4 Denmark St  London WC2H 8LP

Mon 28th Nov –  LGBT Camden Forum social , 7pm, The Constitution,42 St Pancras Way

Sun 27th Nov  – Speech Motion – 7.30pm,  The Others, Manor Rd, Stoke Newington

Sat 26th Nov – The Revolting Women’s Cabaret – 7.30pm The Old Kings Head, Borough Mkt

Fri 25th Nov – It’s your Funeral Eviction Party – 6.00pm – Funeral Parlour, 811 Commerical Rd, Westferry/Limehouse

Wed 23rd Nov – Poetic Groove, King Kong Klub, Berlin

Thur 24th Nov –Apples and Snakes – Hit the Ode with – 7.30pm, The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN

Sat 5th Nov – Venetian Masked Ball

Sunday 30th Oct – Speech Motion – 7.30pm,  The Others, Manor Rd, Stoke Newington

Wed 26th Oct – Incite – Queer Poetry Cabaret – 7pm – First Out Cafe, 52 St. Giles Rd,

Saturday 22nd Oct – Occupy London

Sunday 23rd Oct – Riot Mic – I’m on 6 -7.30 –  The Yard, Unit 2, Queens Yard, White Post Lane E9 5EN

Mon 17th Oct – ‘On the Spot: The Improvised Poetry Battle’ Tristan Bates Theatre

Sat 15th Oct – The Word House, The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, 7.30pm

Wed 12th Oct – Open Mic at The Cambria, 40 Kemerton Road Camberwell SE5 9AR, I can win £100 if the audience likes me, come help me get some cash!

Mon 10th October – Mutiny, Drugs on Trial -Monday, 6 – 11:00pm, The Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, London

Saturday 8th October –  UK All Stars Poetry Slam at this year’s Cheltenham Festival of Literature

Saturday 1st Oct – Poetry Workshop for young people – Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, 4pm

Wed 28th Sept – Incite Camden LGBT Forum – First Out Cafe, Tottenham Court Rd, London

Sun 25th Sept – Speech Motion – The Others, Manor Rd, Stoke Newington, 7:30pm  Hosted by Catherine, performance and short films, bits from Poetry Hitch, special guest performers and open mic

Thur 22nd Sept – Howl somewhere in Soho with Orange and Empire magazine

Wed 21st Sept – Kiss the Sky– Kiss The Sky Bar & Café | Hampstead NW3, Pond Street, opposite the Royal Free (Hampstead Heath Overground), Hampstead, London

Mon 12th Sept – open Door Poet, Brodricks, Omagh, N.Ireland

Sun 11th Sept – Derry Heat – All Ireland Slam, Craft village Derry
Sat 10th Sept – Big Oak Festival, Derry                                                         

Wed 31st Aug – Incite @ First out Cafe/Bar in Tottenham Court Road                                                                                                               

Fri 26th – 28th AugSmall World Festival
Fri 19th Aug – Gays Aloud, 5 Terrace Rd, E9 7ES 8pm
Sat 6th – 15th August –Poetry Hitch, 2:50pm, Venue 156, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG, Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh
Monday 8th Aug from 6:30pm Mixed Doubles paired up with Young Dawkins
Monday 8th Aug 10:30pm at The Blind Poets
Friday 12th, 12:45pm at The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh
Thur 14th July Flea Circus Edinburgh Preview, 8pm  Dogstar, Brixton
Fri 15th July – 8pm – Luiz Gabriel Lopes live A Brazilian musician is in town and is performing his only London gig at Well Furnished. You can hear his music here. Catherine Brogan will preview bits from her up coming Edinburgh Fringe Show, Poetry Hitch. There’s also an open mic so come down if you would like to share your talents.

Thur 9th June – Poetry workshop in a school in Richmond, London

Tue 7th June – Utter – The Green Note Cafe, Camden, London
Mon 6th June – Release Benefit Gig, SOAS, London
Sun 5th  June – London Green Fair, Regent’s Park, London
Sat 4th June – Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Mascara Bar, Stoke Newington, London
Fri 3rd June – the others, Stoke Newington, London
Thur 2nd June, Stand up Poetry  with Alex-Iambic in Cambridge

Fri 27th – 29th May – Small World Festival, Kent,

Poetry Hitch
Thur 26th May – Stand up poets, Cumnock, Scotland

Wed 25th May – Mono, Glasgow

Mon 23rd June – RAW @ Contact Theatre, Manchester

Fri 20th May – Jam Circus, Brockly, South East London
Thur 12th May – Bang Said the Gun – 8pm – The Roebuck, Great Dover Street, Borough, London
Thur 12th May – Dalston FARM:shop, Dalston Lane, Dalston
Wed 11th May – Howl & Scowl – 7:15 The Magdala Pub, Belsize Park, London
Sun 8th May – Sunday Veg at Fish Gallery, Hastings
Sat 7th May – Swindon Literary Festival Slam, Swindon
Sat 30th Apri B4 12 midnight – WORDAMOUTH present Open Wide, Alska Studios, Waterloo, London
Fri 29th April – Before 7pm – Not the Royal Wedding, Deptford, SE London After 7 pm Come Rhyme With Me – Presented by Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger, Cotton’s Restaurant Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London
Wed 27th April – Tongue Tide, Chives café/bar, The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, Horsebridge Rd, Whitstable, Kent
Tue 26th April – Speech Motion – Hosted by me, featuring The Leano and Stephanie Dogfoot at The Others, Stoke Newington, London
Thur 21st April – Open Mic Letterkenny – Donegal, Ireland
Mon 18th April – Open Mic at Cafe Del Mondo – Derry, N.Ireland
Sat 16th April – Inver Spring Fair, Inver, Rossport, Co.Mayo, organised by
Fri 15th April – Lock on to obstruct work at Shell to Sea in Rossport, Co. Mayo, Indymedia Ireland Report
Mon 12th April – Glor Open Mic – Dublin, Ireland
Sat 9th April – 85 Presents … Poets, 85 Balls Pond Rd, Dalston

Fri 8th April – The Others, Manor Rd, Stoke Newington

Thur 7th April – Hosting 85 presents, 85 Balls Pond Rd, Dalston

6th April – i-Slam Poetry – Conway Hall (amazing venue!) Holborn, London

Wed 30th March – LGBT Camden Poetry at First Out, Soho, London

Tue 29th March – Speech Motion – hosted by me, featuring Deanna Rodger and Dan Simpson

Sat 26th Mar – 85 Presents, hosted by me, Dalston

Thur 24th Mar – Forked, Apples and Snakes, Plymouth

Sun 20th March – Poetic Justice – 7pm – CLUB SURYA, 156 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9JL
Sat 19th March – Midnight Matinee, poets who don’t do MC stuff – battling, this should be funny!
Fri 18th March – Basement Sedition, hosted by Captain of the Rant, London
Thur 17th March – St Patricks Day in Wolverhampton

Wed 16th March – Evidently Chickentown – Biddle Bros, 88 Lower Clapton Road Hackney, London

Sat 12th Mar – 85 Presentshosted by me – 85, Dalston, London

Thur 10th Mar – Wise Words by Apples and Snakes, London

Tue 8th March – Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes

Mon 7th March – Waiting in the Que CD recording for asylum seekers

with Coventry Peace house, The Herbert Museum, Coventry

Sat 5th March – Southside Expressions, The Horse Pub, London

Fri 4th March – Kunch after show open mic, The Albany Deptford,


Thur 3rd March – Rum Punch, Ruby’s Revenge, Tottenham Court Road, London

Sat 26th Feb – Love Music, Hate Homophobia – NE London

Fri 25th Feb – Come Rhyme with me – (open Mic)

Thur 24th Feb – Farrago Heart Breaker Slam, London

Thur 24th Feb – Really Free School – London

Tue 22nd Feb – Speech Motion, Hosted by me, The Others, Stoke Newington, London

Fri 18th Feb – My Birthday, London

Sat 12th Feb – The Whippersnapper Press, London