Saturday, August 22, 2009


Sunday, August 23rd, 2009, 7.30pm prompt, £3 (£2 Student/OAP)
The Stables,
Newbold Comyn Arms,
Newbold Terrace East,
Leamington Spa,
CV32 4EU

PUREandGOODandRIGHT is an open mic poetry event taking place at our newish venue, The Stables, Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington Spa. We also have great guest performance poets! Every event is an opportunity for YOU to come along and perform your poetry!!

Our special guest this month is the lovely, highly entertaining and exceptionally quick-witted
Sara-Jane Arbury. With an eye for quirk and general oddness, Sara-Jane Arbury revels in wit, word play and taking the pith out of everyday life and death to use in her poems. Since her performance poetry debut in 1995, when she was a finalist in the nation’s first UK Allcomers Poetry Slam. She has performed her poetry on TV, radio and racecourses; at arts centres, clubs and festivals; in restaurants, schools and shopping malls. She has worked as a poet in unusual locations including Leopardstown Horse Races in Dublin, The Weather Gallery in Whitehaven, as a bard on board city buses and four Oxfordshire village shops.

Sara-Jane is a co-founder of Spiel Unlimited, an organization that specializes in ad-verse ventures and hosts poetry slams around the country with her slampanion Marcus Moore. More recently, she performed in ‘Staying Alive’, dramatizing poems for performance with Bloodaxe Books and was the first writer-in-residence for Herefordshire. Having moved house for the twenty-fifth time, she now lives in Bristol (again) and directs the Voices Off programme at Cheltenham Literature Festival.

NB: Please do follow directions from the pub’s website as the postcode information is misleading if you are using GPS or multimap.

If you're planning to come along, or would like to know more about the night, please email

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