The change for 2020!

This is the change for 2020, 42Worcester will take place on the last Tuesday evening of each month from 28 January 2020 – Wednesdays are no more! It’s Tuesday for 42Worcester from now on…and here’s the new programme to prove it.

42Worcester is on the last Tuesday of every month—doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at Drummonds Bar, The Swan, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
DatePrompt / Theme
28 JanuaryThe Shadow Waved Back—suggested by Roz Levens
25 FebruaryA revision to the planned theme – this night will be dedicated to Kieran Davis – tributes to Kieran welcome.
31 March via ZoomHangover—suggested by Tim Stavert
42Worcester’s 9th Birthday!
28 April via ZoomBubbles Rose from the Mud Below—suggested by Roz Levens
26 May via ZoomA Strange and Perverse Family
? JuneLitFest & 42Worcester Special —Cancelled due to Covid-19
30 JuneThe Young Clerk at the Prison
28 JulyThe Dust is Everything, the Heart to Love and the Voice to Sing—suggested by Suz Winspear
25 August1950’s Actors (male, female and any other)
29 SeptemberFunny, What You Find in a Gloomy Castle
27 OctoberThe Romance of Blood—suggested by Tim Stavert
24 November20:20 in / by / for / of 2020—suggested by Angie Wytcherley
29 DecemberIt’s Christmas 42Worcester story time! You’re asked for a Disquieting Christmas Story, 1500-2000 words to read ‘in the round’. Just because it’s Christmas, you get a few minutes more! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Book a 5-7 minute spot by contacting Polly at: www.facebook.com/42worcester or email: list@42worcester.com

What will change in 2020?

We’ve not heard of another regular ‘alternative genre’ event in the UK. Have you?

The programme for 2020 is coming soon. Be sure to bookmark or ‘favourite’ this page to find out more! We’d love you to follow us too—just click on the ‘Follow’ button in the sidebar.

42Worcester—Programme 2019

42Worcester is on the last Wednesday of every month—doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at Drummonds Bar, The Swan, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
Date Prompt / Theme
30 January Crenellations, Crypts & Cryptography—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
27 February Honesty Hat
27 March Bronze Statue (42Worcester’s 8th Anniversary)
24 April Steampunk Stevie
29 May Who Waits At The Window Where The Chandelier Is Lit?—suggested by Suz Winspear
12 June LitFest & 42Worcester Special at The Old Pheasant, 25 New St, Worcester WR1 2DP

—The Antipoet

Yes! The lads are back, courtesy of LitFest 👌

Prompt / Theme for second half (limited places, get your request to read in quickly): ‘Evil In The Crypt’

26 June …and we’re back at Drummonds Bar, The Swan, Worcester.
Subtlety Has Never Been My Strong Point—suggested by Roz Levens
31 July Through The Arched Window—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
28 August Poison Perfumery
25 September Moths & Moonshine—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
30 October All Hallows’ Eve
27 November Vampires & Voodoo
December It’s Christmas 42Worcester story time! No get-together this month, as it would be on Christmas Day, but write and email a Disquieting Christmas Story, 1500-2000 words to list@42Worcester.com and we’ll publish it on our website—copyright remains with the author. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all 😁
Book a 5-7 minute spot by contacting Polly at: www.facebook.com/42worcester or email: list@42worcester.com

42Worcester Programme—2018

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!

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“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.

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Announcing For 2017 – The Antipoet!

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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.

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The Antipoet at the 2016 Worcestershire Literary Festival