Spoken Word London is a popular open-mic night hosted by Patrick Cash and Hannah Gordon. Every first and third Wednesday at VFD, 66 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB.

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Spoken Word London is an open-mic poetry and performance night for anyone to come and join in, whether to speak or listen. Everyone who wants to speak gets five minutes, but no one gets more than five minutes. Speak in whichever format you want, sharing your own or others’ work.

Watch a brilliant short documentary upon SWL and some of its regular readers, made by Amelia Hazlitt, here: http://vimeo.com/103176010

And a feature length film of our first anniversary of SWL ‘Anti-Hate’, made by Timothy Lock, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk-TXhERNHo

You can also read an academic dissertation written on SWL here, by William Barns-Graham, on ‘Lost in the Moment: Opening Up Utopian Performance With the Lost Generation at Spoken Word London’:


Check out a recent conversation between SWL’s organisers Hannah Gordon and Patrick Cash about the night, filmed by Process Productions: