• Monday Workshops

    We are excited to announce the last element of our Anti-Hate Festival and have planned three hour long workshops to take place at the Bunker Theatre on Monday the 11th of February between 12-4pm. The workshops are designed to complement each other and will run throughout the day on Monday the 11th of February: Our Writing Workshop will take place 12-1pm and be led by the talented writer and facilitator Keith Jarett: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-workshop-with-keith-jarrett-tickets-55705592928 Our Editing Workshop will take place 1.30-2.30pm and be led by SWL hosts Patrick Cash and Hannah Gordon: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/editing-workshop-with-patrick-cash-and-hannah-gordon-tickets-55711556766 Our Performance Workshop will take place 3-4pm and be led by the legendary performance poet Kat Francois: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/performance-workshop-with-kat-francois-tickets-55706710270…

  • Anti-Hate Festival Program

    Want to visit the exhibition? We are just finalising a couple of details for the festival program, but thought we would share what we have confirmed so far: Exhibition open to the public:  Sunday 12-7pm and Monday 4-7pm (Just turn up) The exhibition will feature over 60 photographs taken over the last five years by the talents that are: George Sydney Selwyn-Brace, Marie De Lutz, Laurie Poole, Lauren Marschall, Anthony Adams and Cathal Moran.    Some of the poets featured in the photographs will be appearing throughout the day to do an impromptu 5 minute performance of their work. Alongside the photographs there will be a video installation and five different…

  • Anti- Hate Festival

    We are busy editing the Anti-Hate anthology and preparing for the instalation of our exhibition. More details coming soon about who will be featuring at our events and the workshops and activites that will be taking place as part of the Anti-Hate Festival…. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date on what’s happening. If you have submitted work for the Anti-Hate Anthology, you can expect a response in the next few weeks to let you know if your work will be included in the final book. Those who feature in the photographs selected by the photographers for the exhibition will also be contacted and invited…

  • Workshops

    As part of our Anti-Hate Anthology we are proud to present three events aimed at supporting poets, particularly spoken word artists, in presenting their work on the page. The first two events are workshops, led by SWL hosts Hannah Gordon and Patrick Cash, which will take place on the 25th of November and the 1st of December respectively. Both workshops will offer opportunities to share work and get feedback, some exercises to help you edit your work and information about the anthology and themes. These workshops are aimed at those wishing to submit to the anthology, but they are open to anyone interested in editing their work, and free to…

  • Spoken Word London: Anti-Hate Exhibition and Anthology

    We are excited to announce¬† that we have got Arts Council funding for a project to celebrate five years of Spoken Word London!! The project will include an Anti-Hate anthology; with workshops to support people with the editing process, an interactive photography exhibition and two special events; a book launch and a very special edition of ‘Spoken Word London – Anti-Hate’ in February 2019. Submissions for the anthology are open from now, until the 7th of December. Details below:

  • October 2018

                Our event on the 3rd of October was buzzing! We had some stellar readings from regulars and newcomers alike. Thanks to all who came along to speak and listen. Our next event is on the 17th of October at VFD In the meantime if you are looking for spoken word nights, we recommend Out-Spoken Live and Genesis Slam Also, if you are looking for writing groups or workshops, we recommend Words Down, which happens every Tuesday in Harlesden and the Rathbone Writers, which takes place every Thursday in Canning Town Library. Both are free to attend and open to anyone with a desire to…