Back for their first night in over 18 months, with special features from Cecilia Knapp (Young People’s Laureate) and The Repeat Beat Poet.

Their celebrated open mic segment offers the opportunity to poets of all backgrounds and ages – from first-timers to seasoned pros – to take to the stage. They welcome original poetry of different themes, subject-matters and styles, from the intimate to the experimental. If you think this could be you, then please turn up at the venue 10 minutes before the event to sign up. There will be just 10 spots up for grabs and names will be pulled out of a hat.

Hosted by poets Ella Dorman-Gajic and Iftikhar Latif, Off the Chest champions community. This night was originally on at the HiLand Cafe in Mile End, to multiple sell-out audiences.

This event is Pay-What-You-Decide, with a suggested amount of £5.



We are constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation change, the event will be postponed and bookers will be notified in regards to their options.

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund