After experiencing catastrophic production delays which wreaked havoc around Europe, we finally have our Disarm Hate x Poetry vinyl! Firstly, we’d just like to apologise profusely to the customers who’ve pre-ordered these and have been waiting patiently for them to arrive.

The records were pressed at Deepgrooves in the Netherlands, which is the greenest pressing plant in the world. But when we sent them our masters back in spring 2021, not even they could have predicted how long it would take for the job to actually be finished. It turns out that COVID + Brexit = quite the combo.

But the important thing is that they’re here now, in all their glory. And as pre-orders are shipped around the UK, out to Europe, and over to the US, the remaining copies are available to purchase here for £20 plus P+P.

You can read more about the Disarm Hate x Poetry project here. And it’s important to note that all profits from these vinyl sales will be split between LGBTQ charities. Apologies again for the delay. And fingers crossed you’ll all love this album as much as we do…!

Chelping returns for 2023 with its 20th installment, starring Clare Shaw and Nafeesa Hamid on Thursday 16 March! join us in the breathtaking 255-year-old The Leeds Library for one of the city’s leading poetry nights.

unfortunately, at the time of typing, all of the open mic slots have gone. apologies for any disappointment caused.

Chelping at The Leeds Library on Thursday 16 March
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our final event of 2022 sees us team up with Bad Betty Press on the Leeds leg of their UK! we’ll be returning to Hyde Park Book Club on Thursday 24 November with an outstanding line-up of poets for your hearts and minds.

tickets cost £6 (£4 concessions) and are available here.

Nymphs & Thugs x Bad Betty in Leeds on Thursday 24 November
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our final Chelping event of 2022 takes place at The Leeds Library on Thursday 17 November, and our feature poets are Cecilia Knapp and Rommi Smith! there’ll also be open mic hosted by Matt Abbott, with slots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

tickets are available here for £5.

Chelping at The Leeds Library on Thursday 17 November
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our final Tubthumping event of 2022 sees Jasmine Gardosi and Louise Fazackerley occupying the feature slots on Thursday 3 November, plus the showcase section hosted by Maria Ferguson and Matt Abbott!

as always, tickets cost £10 plus booking fee and are available here.

Tubthumping on Thursday 3 November
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our 18th installment of Chelping at The Leeds Library sees a Chesterfield-themed line-up, with Helen Mort and Matthew Hedley Stoppard occupying the feature slots! we’re convinced that the stunning 254-year-old library is one of the best poetry venues in the country and love bringing our favourite poets to wow audiences there.

Chelping at The Leeds Library on Thursday 15 September
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it feels like we’ve barely blinked, but in a matter of weeks, Tubthumping is set to return with its fifth installment after a short summer break. join us at The Constitutional in Farsley on Thursday 29 September for feature slots from Kevin P. Gilday and Sophie Sparham!

Nymphs & Thugs | Tubthumping September 2022
Tubthumping No.5 on Thursday 29 September
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