Patrick Cash

Patrick Cash

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(Image by Jim Nilsson)

Come share your words with a warm, welcoming audience, or just come and listen to an eclectic evening of great work - from established speakers to first-time readers. Everyone gets up to five minutes in front of the mic and any performance goes, from traditional spoken word poetry to experimental theatre work to political polemics. If you can speak it, come have others hear it. 

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Doors at 7.30pm, sign up from 7.30-8pm, readings begin at 8pm. Free entry, but please buy at least one drink at the bar.

Vogue Fabrics, 66 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB. Nearest station: Dalston Kingsland.

Full details of upcoming events here:


We have been honoured to work with a wonderful array of talented photographers on SWL, including regular snappers George Sydney (image used above) and Laurie Poole, and guests Jim Nilsson, Poetical TV and Marie de Lutz. View photos of our previous events here


'Spoken Word London: Anti-Hate' - Our first anniversary event in July 2014, speaking out against hate, was filmed by Lock & Key Films



'Candid, intimate and engaging, Spoken Word London has been running for only but a year but is constantly overflowing with eager talent and passionate listeners for what creates a really cozy, inspiring and laid back vibe, that's truly one of a kind'

Tracy Kalawik reviews SWL, and features audio recordings of our regular poets on London Calling

Image to the left is Rajesh Mistry, taken by Jim Nilsson. 

William Barns-Graham (pictured left at SWL, by George Sydney) wrote his academic dissertation for SOAS upon the 'Lost Generation' of Millennials and ideas of performance/self-expression at Spoken Word London. The full text can be read here