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…!

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

as always, there’s a handful of 3-minute open mic slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. click here for tickets and more info.

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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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yep, we’re back with our third installment of Tubthumping – and we’re still not pulling any punches with the line-up! join us at The Constitutional in Farsley on Thursday 30 June for feature slots from Sabrina Mahfouz and Jess Green, plus our showcase section.

it’s promising to become one of the North’s best-loved poetry nights and we’re absolutely buzzing about being able to achieve that on our own doorstep. tickets cost £10 plus booking fee and are available here!

Tubthumping at The Constitutional in Farsley on Thursday 30 June

Join us in the stunning surrounds of 254-year-old The Leeds Library for one of Leeds’ leading poetry nights! The 17th installment of ‘Chelping’ stars Amy Acre and Abdullah Adekola, plus open mic hosted by Matt Abbott.

Previous headliners have included internationally renowned performers such as recent T.S. Eliot Prize winner Joelle Taylor, Sabrina Mahfouz, Anthony Anaxagorou, and Theresa Lola. We’ve also had nationally renowned poets including Cecilia Knapp, Jess Green, and Toby Campion.

Chelping #17 on Thursday 16 June 2022

Tickets are available here for just £5.

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At long last, we have a LIVEwire Liverpool date in the diary! We’re over the moon to be providing the main Saturday night event at The Everyman as part of the first-ever A Lovely Poetry Festival. So, with this being our first event on Merseyside, we couldn’t pull any punches.

Your LIVEwire poets for the evening are Zena Edwards, Tony Walsh, Casey Bailey, and Amina Atiq. Your host for the evening will be Kevin P. Gilday, and we’ll also have Roy on the decks!

Sound good…? We thought so! Tickets are available here for £10-15. Let’s make it a night to remember in one of the UK’s most unique and vibrant cities.

Nymphs & Thugs | LIVEwire Liverpool
LIVEwire @ A Lovely Poetry Festival, Liverpool on Saturday 9 July