Breaking news: Afternoon Poetry cafe secures grant!

YES! We can now relaunch the poetry cafe!
The first one will be on November 22nd at the Wellington Centre SP10 2EG, starting at 1.30 pm.and our guest is Jenny MC ROBERTS. She read an amazing award winning poem ‘Elanor Rigby’s Dream’ down at ‘Not The Winchester Poetry Festival’ in October. This is her first guest so she is perfect for us.

So what are going to do with the money? Buy ads, put up posters, pay for volunteer expenses and hire the rooms.

We are going to make a couple of changes.

Voting for your Andover guest created some ugly scenes last cafe so we are going to follow the Teapoets routine and have lots of reading, one guest with a 10 min slot and 10 mins of music from a guest in the MTV ‘umplugged style’.

We are have had ALOT of requests for a venue that has NO ALCOHOL for the kids, teenagesr and other people who would rather drink tea. Plus our chair has been working with an amazing poet called Kane who has Cerebal Palsy so we are going to make sure our venues are disabled friendly.

We also would like to run a writers group before the cafe itself. What do you think about that idea?

So lots of fun stuff. If you’d like to book a slot email us or talk to Elwyn on the Rendezvous Cafe on Friday morning.

We will tell you all about the dates when they get booked.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd!

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