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March 2019 Events

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We’ve exciting news this month as we move into our new, and hopefully permanent, venue for Open Mic. We’re also continuing our monthly poetry reading group, which started in January. Details of this months events are as follows.

Poetry Swindon Reading Group
When: Monday, 11th March, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, SN3 6AA
Parking at The Sun Inn, next door to the museum.
Details: This is a great chance to discover new poetry and delve a little deeper into the words. We’ve been seeing a wide range of different poets and styles so this group is perfect if you’re looking to discover new things. If you can, please bring along one or two poems from a book or magazine that you would like to share and discuss. 

Poetry Swindon Open Mic
When: Monday, 25th March, 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Where: The Regent Hotel, 151-152 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3BU
Some parking is available behind The Regent, but if that is full the nearest public car park is Prospect Place – if you then wander Down Victoria Road The Regent will be about half way down, on the left. (Picture of building below.)
Details: Reader sign-ups will be taken at the beginning of the night. Reading times will vary dependent on the number of readers. 

We really hope you can make it along. 

Poetry Swindon

February 2019 Events

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Dear Friends,

The snow may feel like a distant memory, but it’s still cold out there in the depths of February so why not come and warm up with some friendly faces and some poems. Details of this months events are below.  

Poetry Swindon Reading Group
When: Monday, 11th February, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, SN3 6AA
Parking at The Sun Inn, next door to the museum.
Details: This will be a great chance to discover new poetry and delve a little deeper into the words. If you can, please bring along one or two poems from a book or magazine that you would like to share and discuss. Last month’s reading group saw a really varied range of poems and poets, which led to some really interesting discussions. 

Poetry Swindon Open Mic
When: Monday, 25th February, 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Where: Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, SN3 6AA
Parking at The Sun Inn, next door to the museum.
Details: Our regular MC is Sam Loveless, who will take reader sign-ups at the beginning of the night. Reading times will vary dependent on the number of readers. 

We really hope you can make it along. 

Poetry Swindon

January Open Mic – Venue Update

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Our January Open Mic will now take place at Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, SN3 6AA.
Parking is available at The Sun Inn, Marlborough Rd, Coate, SN3 6AA

Monday 28th January 2019, 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

We hope to see you there.

Happy New Year from Poetry Swindon

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We will be getting back in the poetry swing of things with two events this month, and it would be great to see you there.

Poetry Swindon Reading Group
When: Monday, 14th January, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, SN3 6AA
Details: This will be a great chance to discover new poetry and delve a little deeper into the words. If you can, please bring along one or two poems from a book or magazine that you would like to share and discuss. This will be a friendly and relaxed event. 

Poetry Swindon Open Mic – UPDATED VENUE
When: Monday, 28th January, 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Where: Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, SN3 6AA
Parking is available at The Sun Inn, Marlborough Rd, Coate, SN3 6AA
Details: Our regular MC is Sam Loveless, who will take reader sign-ups at the beginning of the night. Reading times will vary dependent on the number of readers. 

We really hope you can make it along. 

October Update – New Activities

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We’re creating a new mailing list. If you would like to receive monthly updates from us you will need to sign up to the new mailing list.

Workshop: Listen to These Things

Listen to These Things: Poetry in the Museum, with Caleb Parkin and David Clarke. Hosted by Poetry Swindon in the Richard Jeffries Museum, this one-day workshop with poets Caleb Parkin and David Clarke will explore the poetry of museums, the role of museums today, and the museum as a space for creation, as well as for observation.

When: Saturday 27th October, 10am to 4.30pm
Where: Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate Water, Swindon, SN3 6AA
TicketsAvailable through eventbrite

Poetry Swindon Open Mic

We run a free open mic event on the last Monday of the month and we’d love to see you there. Details of our next open mic event is as follows:

When: Monday 29th October, 7pm sign-up for a 7.30pm start.
Where: The Castle Inn, 28 Prospect Place, Swindon, SN1 3LQ
The nearest parking is in the Prospect Place car park, near the BBC building. 
Details: Our regular MC is Sam Loveless, who will take reader sign-ups at the beginning of the night (or in the break if you arrive late). Reading times will vary dependent on number of readers.

Poetry Swindon Reading Group

In January, we will be starting a new monthly poetry reading group. This will be a free to attend event that will give people the opportunity to share and discuss poems in a relaxed environment.

More details will follow shortly, so please sign up to our new mailing list if you would like to receive more information on this.

We expect 2019 to be a year of growth at Poetry Swindon, with other new events in the pipeline. We really hope you’d like to join us on this journey.

Open Mic – October 29th 2018

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Our next Swindon Poetry Open Mic takes place on the 29th October 2018 – at the Castle Inn, in Old Town, Swindon.

We look forward to seeing you there.