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Poetrywivenhoe was founded in 2007, and this year of 2017 represents our 10th birthday. See “Events” on this page for how we will be celebrating in September.
Our established pattern is to present readings by established poets and by local readers; all complemented by the popular ‘Out of the Hat’ Open Mic session, on the fourth Thursday of each month (except August).

Poetrywivenhoe is an open event, you don’t need club membership, just pay at the door.
Venue: Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe.


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Updated on 11 August 2017 …

Congratulations to Tim Cunningham on being published in The New European (August 10-16) with his intriguing poem ‘The Lady with the Ice-Cream Cone’. And congratulations to Alex Toms on her hugely moving poem ‘White Rose in February’ published in The New European (June 23-29). Real, beautiful, heartbreaking.
Alex is our second Poetrywivenhoe poet writing for the Poem for Europe feature in The New European … Peter Kennedy was in the January 20-26 number … and now Tim has joined us. What a splendid panoply!

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Thursday 27 July brought us another successful evening of poetry at the Royal British Legion, with Kate Foley (Tonnie at the piano), and Sylvia Sellers in able support.

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Poetrywivenhoe: a 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Date / venue / guest reader / support reader

August NO POETRYWIVENHOE EVENT (holiday time!) –

Sept 28 RBL ESSEX POETRY FESTIVAL: ……. Mervyn Linford ….. and readings from our Freedom Poems Competition

Oct 26 RBL Jack Underwood ………..David Winfield

Nov 23 RBL Ian Griffiths; TBA

Dec 14 RBL The Hosepipe Band & Martin Newell (ticketed event)


Have a look at our Reviews page for SOME LONDON GRIP REVIEWS


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