42Worcester is online on the last Tuesday of every month—we open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. When we can again meet in person, we’ll be back at Drummonds Bar, The Swan, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
Prompt / Theme
Hospital Horror—suggested by Ade Couper
Silly Poems—remembering Kieran
42Worcester’s 11th Birthday!
The Staring Eyes—suggested by Dennis Loynes
Night of the May Fly—suggested by Tim Stavert
LitFest & 42Worcester Special—TBA Prompt: With You in Spirit
Transformation—suggested by Katrina Crewe
Reader–I Murdered Him—suggested by Suz Winspear
The Phobia—suggested by Tim Stavert
Mermaids / Mermen / Merfolk—suggested by Polly Stretton
Usher in the Dark Half of the Year—suggested by Polly Stretton
The Scorpion and the Archer—suggested by Polly Stretton
It’s Christmas 42Worcester story time! And again, you’re asked for a Christmas Story, creepy, spooky, fantastical, the choice is yours – go on, make us shudder! You have up to 1500 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.
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
Prompt / Theme
The Shadow Waved Back—suggested by Roz Levens
A revision to the planned theme – this night will be dedicated to Kieran Davis – tributes to Kieran welcome.
31 March via Zoom
Hangover—suggested by Tim Stavert 42Worcester’s 9th Birthday!
28 April via Zoom
Bubbles Rose from the Mud Below—suggested by Roz Levens
26 May via Zoom
A Strange and Perverse Family
LitFest & 42Worcester Special —Cancelled due to Covid-19
The Young Clerk at the Prison
The Dust is Everything, the Heart to Love and the Voice to Sing—suggested by Suz Winspear
1950’s Actors (male, female and any other)
Funny, What You Find in a Gloomy Castle
The Romance of Blood—suggested by Tim Stavert
20:20 in / by / for / of 2020—suggested by Angie Wytcherley
It’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.
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
Prompt / Theme
Crenellations, Crypts & Cryptography—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
Bronze Statue (42Worcester’s 8th Anniversary)
Who Waits At The Window Where The Chandelier Is Lit?—suggested by Suz Winspear
LitFest & 42Worcester Special at The Old Pheasant, 25 New St, Worcester WR1 2DP
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’
…and we’re back at Drummonds Bar, The Swan, Worcester.
Subtlety Has Never Been My Strong Point—suggested by Roz Levens
Through The Arched Window—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
Moths & Moonshine—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
All Hallows’ Eve
Vampires & Voodoo
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 😁
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
Event / Theme
Rag and Bone—suggested by Tim Stavert
Mabel—suggested by Liam Cortintias
For tea? Two—suggested by Kieran Davis
42Worcester’s 7th Birthday Party!
Crooks and Rogues—suggested by David Harvard
The Silence of the Hams—suggested by Kieran Davis
They’re back! THE ANTIPOET! Worcestershire Literary Festival Special
followed by open mic / booked slot on the prompt:The Bewitched Worcestershire Inn
The Pyramid—suggested by Tim Stavert
The White Bridge
Masking The Obvious
All Hallows’ Eve
Writing in the Moonlight
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll publish them on this website—copyright remains with the author. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all 🙂
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: email@example.com No guarantee, mind! We have a selection process 😉
…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)
Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, 7pm for a 7.30pm start – it’s The Antipoet!
“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
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