literature & poetry

Out-Spoken: July

This event is cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird ventures into a state of unrest with new collection The Air Year.

Bird is the author of In These Days of Prohibition, shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize and the Ted Hughes Award. She is joined by more acts to be announced.

The Guardian said, In These Days of Prohibition ‘contains high spirits, humour and fierce sparkle, which sometimes seem distilled from dread.’

As ever, Out-Spoken is hosted by Joelle Taylor, with Sam 'Junior' Bromfield spinning the best in reggae, soul and R&B throughout the evening.

Caroline Bird has had five collections of poetry published; her first collection Looking Through Letterboxes published in 2002 when she was just 15.

Since then she has won an Eric Gregory Award and the Foyle Young Poet of the Year award two years running.

Her sixth collection, The Air Year, is published in February 2020.

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 135 mins
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    • Thu 16 July 2020
      • 7:45 pm


Purcell Room


£10, £7 early bird (limited availability)
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


25% off (limited availability)
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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