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

April’s installment saw Amah Rose Abrams chatting to artist Rory Pilgrim & curator Amal Khalaf, plus Matt Abbott chatting to Nymphs & Thugs’ latest signing Stephen James Smith.

You should be able to find it wherever you usually listen to podcasts, but if not, it’s available alongside all other previous episodes on our Anchor.fm page. We’ll be back with Episode 28 on Saturday 7 May. Enjoy!

After weeks of anticipation, Stephen James Smith’s début album ‘See No Evil’ is finally out in the world for you to stream and download at your leisure. And as I type this (on 1 April), it’s another #BandcampFriday, which means that even more of the sales income goes straight to the artist.

The album was described as, “fearlessly refreshing” by Hotpress and was given 4/5 by Business Post. We think it’s an absolute beauty and urge you to check it out as soon as you can. It’s available in all of the usual places, but as always, our Bandcamp page is best.

You can catch Stephen on the road soon, with Ireland & UK tour dates on sale here. Huge thanks to everybody that’s already bought and shared the album. Please continue to spread the love! All the best and enjoy…