42Worcester Programme—2018


Apart from June, 42 Worcester is on the last Wednesday of every month 7pm for 7.30pm at The Lunar Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP

Day Date Event / Theme
31 January Rag and Bone—suggested by Tim Stavert
28 February Mabel—suggested by Liam Cortintias
28 March For tea? Two—suggested by Kieran Davis

42Worcester’s 7th Birthday Party!

25 April Crooks and Rogues—suggested by David Harvard
30 May The Silence of the Hams—suggested by Kieran Davis
13 June They’re back! THE ANTIPOET! Worcestershire Literary Festival Special
followed by open mic / booked slot on the prompt: The Bewitched Worcestershire Inn
25 July The Pyramid—suggested by Tim Stavert
29 August The White Bridge
26 September Masking The Obvious
31 October All Hallows’ Eve
28 November Writing in the Moonlight
26 December A Ghoulish Christmas Story…
It’s Christmas 42Worcester story time! No get-together this month, too close to Christmas, but write and email a Ghoulish Christmas Story, 1500-2000 words to performers@42worcester.com and we’ll publish them on this website—copyright remains with the author. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all 🙂
Doors open 7pm for a prompt 7:30pm start
Book a 5-7 minute spot by contacting us at: http://www.facebook.com/42worcester or email: performers@42worcester.com



2018–Plotz, Plotz…

42 Worcester has already had some good ideas for themes for 2018 but there are a couple of months without a theme as of yet. Have you got a theme in mind that might inspire others?

42ers know that they don’t *have* to write to the theme, neither do they *have* to stick to the alternative genres—but many of them do! And some poems, written to theme by our new Worcestershire Poet Laureate Nina Lewis, are in her pamphlet Fragile Houses published by V. Press, you can find it by scrolling down this linked page and get your own copy: V. Press books

42 Worcester is always a varied and friendly event on the last Wednesday of each month at Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks. The only exception to the ‘last Wednesday’ rule is for the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe month of June, which we are part of, so in June our event tends to be mid-month.

Take some time out—you know you deserve it—come along and join in or simply listen to the most varied spoken word event in Worcester.

…and have a think about a theme to inspire in 2018, just send it in to: performers@42worcester.com No guarantee, mind! We have a selection process 😉

42–black background…the answer to everything—or more correctly: “The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.” Douglas Adams ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (1979)

Here’s an interesting link: The Answer To Everything

Tonight! 14 June 2017–The Antipoet!

Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, 7pm for a 7.30pm start – it’s The Antipoet!

The Antipoet2

“Brilliantly clever, funny, true observational punk poetry delivered impeccably!….  ‎Sarah Crosby July 2016

“Described on countless occasions as, ‘Ian Duryesque’, ‘The Antipoet’ have been performing all over the country for the last nine years and have played 100s of festivals from Glastonbury to Edinburgh and most of the ones in between! They have also performed at magazine launches, Christmas light switch-ons, a shop window, the back of a lorry, on various boats, the minstrel gallery of Liverpool and town hall and at Silverstone for the Grand Prix” – The Watford Colosseum 2017

In short, they are FAB!

See you there.


Announcing For 2017 – The Antipoet!


42 Worcester is delighted to announce that, as part of the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe’s Worcestershire Literary Festival 2017, Wednesday 14 June at Drummonds Bar, The Swan with Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP we are featuring the fabulous Ian and Paul: The Antipoet.


The Antipoet at the 2016 Worcestershire Literary Festival




Spoken Word Events in the New Year

Andrew Owens – Portraits of Prose


You’ve heard some of Andrew’s short stories at 42 Worcester and other venues. This fine first collection includes your favourites and many new stories.

Available from Amazon or from the publishers, Black Pear Press. Get your copy today!