Group Details

Purely Poetry
Crescent Arts Centre
2- University Road
Belfast
Antrim
BT7 1NH
United Kingdom
t: 
02890 242338

Group Contact

Colin
Dardis
Co-founder and Host

Belfast

Purely Poetry is a monthly night open mike poetry night at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast.

Purely Poetry is a monthly night open mike poetry night at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Formed in October 2011, after the success of the Belfast heat of the All-Ireland Poetry Slam at the Belfast Book Festival, the event happens on the first Friday of every month. We seek to provide an open, supportive and relaxed platform for poets to share their work and listen to others. ... If you are not familiar with open mike, the format is very simple.

Register your interest to read at the start of the night; the MC will add your name to the hat, and people are drawn out at random through the night. You are then free to read whatever poems you want: your own work, particular favourites by other writers, collaborative pieces. We even welcome beats, raps and elements of theatre and stand-up too, as long as it’s all poetical! Every poet has 5-7 minutes approx to read, to make it fair and give time so everyone can get up. Please spread the word and invite your friends to this group: http://www.facebook.com/purelypoetry