The Poetry Cafe 14th March

Poetry Cafe runs on the second Wednesday of every month

Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 8.00pm.  Venue and bar opens at 7.30pm

Entry Is Free

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A platform for local poets to present their original works to an appreciative audience in our relaxed and comfortable Theatre cafe-bar.

A guest performer will perform an extended set at each event.

Open to all – performers and listeners alike.

The UGT Coffee Bar, home to the Poetry Cafe

The UGT Coffee Bar, home to the Poetry Cafe

Donations appreciated for the featured guest.

If you have a minute why not check-out the folder of local poets’ work or Poetry Browser which is kept in the theatre’s café for all to read and enjoy.

Poets, please book your slot on arrival and a mic is available if you choose to use it.

Further details of each session can be found at the Poetry Cafe Facebook page.

With regret, being a multilayered below ground 1960s building, there is no wheelchair access to the venue.

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For you, Emmeline

Labour gave us the NHS
and an unjust war.
Coalition dismantle services
and persecute the poor.

UKIP want out of Europe,
Britain can’t afford the fee:
lay it all on immigration
disrespect diversity.

Other parties hold some merit,
some are too extreme;
sitting most comfortably
for me today is Green.

Yellow buses run on chip fat,
fighting cuts and Human Rights,
care for people and our planet;
our Caroline Lucas seems alright.

Today we get to pick a colour,
Red or Yellow or Green…
today I will pick a colour
for you, Emmeline.

© Susan Evans 2018. All rights reserved.

First published online at the Stare’s Nest: poems for a more hopeful world,

on election day, 7 May 2015. To remember Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the Suffragette Movement, in campaigning for women’s right to vote.