22nd November is Final Fourth Friday: music City Ramblers Revival; poetry Dinah Livingstone and John Wheeler plus voices from the floor. from 8pm…£8/£6

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from January 24th Rachel Piercey and Will Pittam will be hosting ‘The Whole Story’ –  every fourth Friday of the month. They will be introducing themselves and their event on Final Fourth Friday tonight.

We are proud to have hosted Fourth Friday with all it’s talented musicians and poets since 2005 – but after 15 years it’s time for a change!

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Semi-Final Fourth Friday October 25th. music Dave Ellis & Boo Howard; poetry Anne Stewart and Jeremy Kingston + voices from the floor. 8pm £8/£6






This is the penultimate Fourth Friday. The Last session is November 22nd. On 24th January 2020 Rachel Piercey and William Pittam will open a new programme of music. poetry and prose, ‘The Whole Story’. Just as wonderful but quite different.

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Next Fourth Friday September 27th: ace guitarist Peter Black, ace singer songwriter Liz Simcock; poetry – JR, Peter Hamilton & voices from the floor. 8pm £8/£6 (no FF in August)

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July 26: Summer Party: City Ramblers Revival, Abe Gibson, Brenna, voices from the floor. Nibbles, bubbly. 8pm. £8/£6

Blues, Skiffle, Original songs and more from City Ramblers Revival

Great poetry from London’s Abe Gibson and Alabama/Alaskan Brenna

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June 28th, 8pm: poetry Mimi Khalvati and Myra Schneider; music Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke; voices from the floor. £8/£6

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May 24th: music from Rattle on the Stovepipe; poetry from Chris Hardy, Kate Foley & Nancy Mattson. 8pm. £8/£6 at the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London

Three fine poets with recent collections.

English and Appalachian folk music and more from Rattle on the Stovepipe

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Fourth Friday April 26th from 8pm : poetry – John Harvey, Tony Roberts; music Liz Simcock

John Harvey – poet and  detective thriller writer, founder of Slow Dancer Press, mellowtone.co.uk  and Tony Roberts – critic reviewer and acclaimed poet both have new collections out from Shoestring Press, www.shoestringpress.co.uk

liz simcockLiz Simcock, www.lizsimcock.com  – favourite guest at Fourth Friday is one of our best singer songwriters.

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BU.   £8/£6


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