Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Open Mic Night & Poetry Reading in East Sussex

Poetry News: East Sussex 'Eight Pints of Poetry' Night

Live poetry club in East Sussex launched in grand style
East Sussex club Eight Pints of Poetry got off to a cracking start with an hour of poetry by Edinburgh Fringe Slam champion Ash Dickinson (pictured above) and 30 minutes of poems by the host Oliver.

The monthly live poetry club, at the Lewes Arms in Lewes, East Sussex, also featured its first open spot poet, Iona Jette, who, with great gusto, performed a short selection of her poetry. A contest to write a limerick about the Archbishop of Canterbury's current problems was also enthusiastically enjoyed by the audience.

Oliver said: 'It was a cracking night with a great audience who were really up for it. I would, however, like to appeal for more poets for open mic spots for next month's gig.'

The next gig - on Friday, 15 March – will be headlined by the legendary Attila the Stockbroker. Open mic spots should email Oliver (pictured) on oliverspoetry@hotmail.co.uk.

Oliver, host of 'Eight Pints of Poetry'

• Eight Pints of Poetry is held at upstairs at the Lewes Arms, Mount Place, Lewes, East Sussex,. The Attila the Stockbroker gig is on Friday, 15 March, 8pm (doors), 8.30pm (show). Entry: £5. For more details about the club, visit: www.oliverspoetry.com. The Lewes Arms serves excellent food and has a licence till midnight. Lewes is a 10-minute train journey from Brighton and an hour from London Victoria.

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