|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
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: email@example.com|
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 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 🙂
|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: email@example.com|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Here’s an interesting link: The Answer To Everything
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
In short, they are FAB!
See you there.
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.
Theme – 27 January 2016: “Around the Myths in 80 Words”
Watch this space for the rest of 2016!
A handy reminder of spoken word events coming up soon…
Looking for a spoken word event to attend or perform at? Check out the “Upcoming Events” page of this website for updated listings of events in the West Midlands. Also, once a month a review will be posted of one of the events to give a more in-depth feel as to the format and style of the featured event. The page will be continuously updated so keep a close eye on this site or simply follow to receive an e-mail to keep you posted.