Sunday, 30 January 2011

Other events you might want to know about in the area....

  • Apples & Snakes in conjunction with The REP in Birmingham bring you a hip-hop graphic novel post-apocalyptic one-man show “The Rememberers” from 4-19 February
  • Hit the Ode, Thursday 10 February- Bohdan Piasecki's new performance poetry night in central Birmingham
  • The great Bilston Love Slam on Saturday12 February hosted by Sara Jane Arbury and Marcus Moore
  • WRITING OUT LOUD! Come and enjoy Warwick Words Writers’ Group reading their poetry, short prose, scripts followed by Open Mic.THE WARWICK ARMS HOTEL High Street, Warwick. Thursday 24 February 2011 at 7.30 pm. Tickets £3.00 available on the door. For further information contact Dorrie Johnson:
 .....Also have you tried tuning into Radio Wildfire?
  • WHAT IS RADIO WILDFIRE? Radio Wildfire is an independent online radio station which blends spoken word, poetry, performance literature, comedy, storytelling, short stories and more with a novel selection of word/music fusion and an eclectic mix of musical styles. currently broadcasts live 8.00-10.00pm (UK time) on the first Monday of every month.

Alternative idea for Valentine's night Monday 14 February!

This month at PureandGoodandRight we are delighted to have with us the very wonderful Lorna Meehan

Lorna has been ranting about celebrities and asking big questions about life the universe and other such ridiculous things through the medium of poetry for ten years. She has performed at Glastonbury Festival, various Apples and Snakes shindigs and to a very confused bunch of old ladies while they were getting their hair done. She also runs 'Rhymes' a jolly good poetry night in Birmingham showcasing local talent and boasting the best raffle this side of the West Midlands. 

 If you would like to know more about Lorna, have a look at


With open mic support from…….yes……YOU!Come and share your poems - seasoned poets & first time performers most welcome!
Admission £3 (£2 Student/OAP)If you're planning to come along, or would like to know more about the night, please email 
Look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

January 10- Bohdan Piasecki

Wow! What a fantastic night!

Thank you to all those who attended our first event on a Monday!

We had a fabulous turn out and the downstairs area that we were using in The Sozzled Sausage was packed to the gunnels. Some familiar faces, some new faces and some that it was a joy to welcome back after a bit of a break.

In addition, we were thrilled with both the quality and quantity of the open micers and the variety of the performances was wonderful. We had also a ballad and some skilful harmonica playing from Dave Reeves from Radio Wildfire.

Our featured guest Bohdan Piasecki was a delight. Blending beautiful poetry In Polish, French and English with entertaining and amusing link pieces. He is a very talented performer, MC and promoter. He runs a new performance poetry night- Hit the Ode in Birmingham. Check it out!

Next month February 14 we have Lorna Meehan.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

First poetry night of 2011

Happy New Year to you!

Please come and join us for our first performance poetry night of 2011 on

Monday January 10 at 7.30pm at our great new venue

The Sozzled Sausage, Leamington Spa CV32 4NX
We are delighted to be starting the New Year with the very talented Bohdan Piesecki as our featured poet.

Bohdan is a performance poet and slam host born in Warsaw, Poland, currently based in the UK, where he is putting the finishing touches on a PhD in poetry translation. Before his move to England, Bohdan started the first poetry slam series in his country, introducing Poles to spoken word and creating a platform for a whole new generation of performers. Bohdan has travelled around Europe (with some forays into North America) with his poetry; he represented Poland at the 2007 Poetry Slam World Cup in Paris (and was the only European poet to reach the finals), proudly wore the title of the 2008 Hammer & Tongue Oxford Season Slam Champion, and was an artist in residence at the European Poetry Slam Days in Berlin in 2009. He has a keen interest in literary translation and ways in which it can be used in performance, and actively pursues collaborations with other poets as well as artists from fields such as photography, video, music, and dance.
Bohdan derives a perverse pleasure from inflicting poems in Polish on unsuspecting international audiences. He has a tendency to speak too much, enjoys walking, but not chewing gum, and still hopes to learn to play bass one day. He also finds writing about himself in the third person has lost a lot of its lustre since the advent of social networking sites.
Bohdan is also the West Midlands Programme Co-ordinator for Apples & Snakes. Find out more about what he does there by following this link.

For a more in-depth look at Bohdan’s work, please visit his website,

DEFINITELY AN EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED! With open mic support from…….yes……YOU!

Come and share your poems - seasoned poets & first time performers most welcome!

Admission £3 (£2 Student/OAP). If you're planning to come along, or would like to know more about the night, please email

Look forward to seeing you there!