Newham Poetry Festival - Poetry for all is a weekend programme of poetry, spoken word, open mic, music, dance and book stalls (including book swap and unique signed copies).
The festival will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September, 1 to 5pm at the Poetry House (Old Pavilion) in Stratford Park (West Ham Lane, London E15 4PT).
Tickets include refreshments.
We want to reclaim the space for the community and make Stratford Park the most vibrant community hub in East London. Our programme focuses on amplifying marginalised voices offering the majority of the slots to young locals, LGBTQ+ individuals, migrants and people from the global majority.
Newham Poetry Festival is possible thanks to an Arts Council grant.
If you are a local community group, school, organisation or resident and would like to be part of the programme, please contact before 20th of Aug. firstname.lastname@example.org
Newham Poetry Festival has worked with local schools, libraries, and youth centers for the last six months. It will culminate in a full Saturday of poetry reading and spoken word performances.
Our confirmed poets include Joelle Taylor, Jess Murrain, Hannah Stanislaous, Seun Olayiwola, Gayathiri Kamalaka, Alice Motta, Charlynne Bryan, and many other prominent writers and spoken word artists.
Date: Saturday 16th September
Location: Stratford Library (Hopkins Room)
3 The Grove, London E15 1EL
Time: 1pm till 7pm
Detailed programme available soon. Some of our confirmed artists / poets so far:
Saturday 24th of September:
David lee Morgan
Bristena G. Mentu
Sunday 25th of September:
T M Ahmed Kaysher
Ana Reyes Barrios