Acoustic Night logo Acoustic Night

A long running fortnightly open mic night in Bristol for both poetry and acoustic

music primarily aimed at poetry promotion. A friendly and supportive atmosphere

that makes Acoustic Night an ideal place to try out new work or cut your teeth as

a performer/reader.




  Apples and Snakes

Apples & Snakes

South West

Englands leading performance poetry organisation whose aim is to 'stretch

the boundaries of poetry in education and performance'. The South West Programme

Coordinator, Gina Sherman, who is based in Plymouth, can be contacted by emailing:




  Asian Arts logo Asian Arts Agency

Dedicated to raising the profile of Asian Arts across the South west region working to

develop and promote Asian arts events and programming; promote participation in

Asian arts; enhance  opportunities for Asian artists and provide a network and resource

to profile Asian arts.



  Brewhouse logo

Brewhouse Theatre


The Brewhouse in Taunton aspires to be a cultural hub for innovation, creativity of local,

regional and national distinction presenting live performance and art exhibitions of the

highest quality. Home to the regular Fire River Poets readings.




   Bridgewater logo  Bridgewater Arts Centre

A community Arts Centre dedicated to creating opportunities for people to take part in

and experience the arts as well as developing and supporting the work of professional

performing and visual artists in the region.




  Bridport logo Bridport Arts Centre


A thriving theatre and gallery venue in West Dorset which is the home of the

Bridport Prize.





  Epicentre logo

Epicentre Bookshop/Cafe



A bookshop and vegetarian cafe in the heart of Paignton that run regular writing groups

and poetry reading and performance nights.




  Exeter Phoenix logo Exeter Phoenix


A large theatre and gallery complex in th middle of exeter that run regular poetry events

and is the home of Uncut Poets.





  Poetic Licence


Poetic Licence organise the monthly Lansdown Poetry Nights readings in Bristol.

Contact Charles Thompson on 07969987102.





  Merlin logo

Merlin Theatre



A 240 seat theatre on a college campus in Frome (Somerset) with an outstanding

reputation for presenting the very best in performing arts and run an extensive

community and education programme.





  The Plough logo

Plough Arts Centre



A small venue with a big reputation! Providing opportunities for all people to

experience a wide and vibrant range of high quality arts events.




  Restromel Arts logo

Restromel Arts

St Austel

Restormel Arts aims to promote a programme of professional and amateur arts activity

and to engage the local community as both audience and participants.

Their main focus is on engaging local communities in arts related activities and projects

that engage young people.




  Salisbury Arts logo Salisbury Arts Centre


A vibrant and exciting community Arts Centre presenting a wide range of professional

theatre, music, dance, film, workshops and visual arts. Home of Salisbury Poetry Cafe.





  Spiel Unlimited

Marcus Moore and Sara Jane Arbury work together producing poetry slams

and workshops throughout the central southern region including events at Cheltenham

Literature festival, Swindon Literature Festival and others.





  The Lighthouse logo

The Lighthouse



A unique mix of venue, programming and culture with a mission to become the leading

regional arts centre in the South West. Occasional poetry events.





  Poetry Slam logo The Poetry Slam


A Bristol-based organisation specialising in promoting slam poetry and using

performance poetry as a tool for working in schools, business training and at

arts festivals.





  The Winchester

The Winchester 



Pub/club venue holding alternative music and DJ events with a monthly popular poetry

night, Freeway Poets.





  Wondermentalist logo



A collective of performing artists based around the Totnes area who organise poetry

events in Totnes and Exeter




  Word of Mouth


Bristol-based spoken word events organisers based at The Thunderbolt and now also running events at The Old Vic, Bristol.


  davidhalllogoweb The David Hall Programming open and professional poetry events.

The David Hall, Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5AA.