Forthcoming Events

The next Poets’ Café is on 14th September at South Street Arts Centre

Our September guest is:

Roy Marshall’s debut pamphlet was Gopagilla (Crystal Clear, 2012). His first full collection The Sun Bathers (Shoestring Press, 2013) was short-listed for the Michael Murphy award. Roy’s poems have won prizes and appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies in the UK and Ireland, as well as featuring in the ‘Poems in The Waiting Room’ project in New Zealand. He currently works in education. Roy’s previous role as a coronary care nurse is one of a wide range of subjects, both global and local, visited in his second collection The Great Animator (2017)


Your host for the evening will be:

Kate Noakes’ sixth collection is Paris, Stage Left (Eyewear 2017). Her website ( is archived by the National Library of Wales and she was elected to the Welsh Academy in 2011. She lived in Reading for over 30 years.

PS, the following Poets’ Café will be on 12th October 2018

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Doors open at 8.00 pm. Entry costs £5 and £4 for concessions.

The evening is scheduled to end at 10.30 pm.

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Photographs of the event may be taken for use on social media.

If you are interested in joining our Stanza, please let me know. More details can be found here.

Dates for 2018 are: 12th January, 9th February, 9th March, 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 14th December.