Crosswords Open Mic

At Cock and Hoop


Crosswords is a Nottingham-based spoken word open mic night with plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! In June we have novelist and writer Shreya Sen-Hanley as our special guest!

Shreya Sen-Handley is currently writing a libretto for the Welsh National Opera (on tour in the UK in Autumn 2020) and a book of short stories for HarperCollins, 'Strange', out in August 2019. A former television producer and journalist, she is also kept busy by her children, human and canine, her creative writing workshops for a range of organisations including the Universities of Nottingham and Cambridge, her regular prattle on BBC, Notts TV, and at literary events. She occasionally dips into illustrating, and writes articles for the international media including the National Geographic and The Guardian. Her hugely-successful, award-winning memoir, “Memoirs of My Body”, was published by HarperCollins in 2017.

Arrive at the Cock and Hoop from 7:30pm on the night to put your name in the hat for a short open mic slot. We like poetry, prose, storytelling, a cappella singing, and monologues! Or you can just come along to listen – everyone's welcome! Entry is £3 per person and refreshments are available.

NB. There are twelve steps to access this venue.

Cock and Hoop

25 High Pavement
0115 852 3231

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