November 23: music Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke; poetry Jehane Markham and Donald Gardner; voices from the floor. The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street from 8pm. £8/£6


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Jehane Markham

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Next event September 28: ‘Poets on Skool’ with Jenny Lewis, John White, Hylda Sims, Frankie Crombie, Shakira Morar, Laura Thomas & actor Alex Fitter. Music from fiddle-player Carol Anderson. Voices from the floor. 8pm at the Poetry Cafe. £8/£6

Poetrand song on schooldays good, bad and indifferent from comprehensive to boarding school, sin bin to Summerhill.  Bring your own poem about school… and there’ll be wonderful music from Scottish fiddle-player Carol.

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July 27. Fourth Friday Summer Party with a London theme. City Ramblers Revival, John Wheeler, JR, voices from the floor. Nibbles and a glass of bubbly…£8/£6…from 8pm

Our summer party will feature Skiffle, Blues, original songs & London Music Hall  from City Ramblers Revival, London-themed poems and more from ace poets John Wheeler and JR and of course Voices from the floor (we’d like you to bring a London poem or song).  Profuse apologies from Abe Gibson who can’t make it after all.

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(No Fourth Friday in August. Next event is 28th September: Poets on Skool with Jenny Lewis, John White, Hylda Sims and more. Music from Scottish fiddle-player Carol Anderson.)





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June 22nd 8pm: music from Dave Ellis & Boo Howard; poetry from Viv Fogel and Rye Poets; voices from the floor; £8/£6

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Rye PoetsRye Poets are Joan, Helen & Pia who live near Peckham Rye and are experts in Wry poetry.

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June 22 from 8pm: singer songwriters Dave Ellis & Boo Howard; poetry – Viv Fogel and Rye Poets; plus voices from the floor. £8/£6

Dave & Boo  details and photos to come

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May 25, 8pm music – classical, flamenco & more from Peter Black; poetry from Norbert Hirschhorn & Frances Spurrier £8/£6



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Frances Spurrier

Frances Spurrier

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Norbert Hirschhorn

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Fourth Friday 27th April. music: Liz Simcock; poetry: Marianne Lewis & readings from Beata Duncan’s ‘Berlin Blues’ + voices from the floor. from 8pm, £8/£6

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Marianne Lewis has a fine art background and became interested in narrative storytelling after working with Israeli storyteller Ariella Eshed.  Scots born, she’s inspired by traditional gypsy stories, has been published in the Evening Standard and performs regularly in London and the Southeast.  The theme for this performance will be ‘transformation.’      Beata Duncan (1921 – 2015) left Berlin for England in 1934. Her family will be reading from her posthumously published book, Berlin Blues, a fascinating account in poetry of her childhood in Berlin. And we welcome back Liz Simcock, a wonderful singer songwriter who helped to found Fourth Friday and has performed for us many times.


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