Bright Smoke

Join some of the country’s top poets and performers and present your own writing at our free monthly poetry night, Bright Smoke.

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Susie's Cafe Bar, The Other Place
Stratford-upon-Avon
Free, no booking required

Join some of the country’s top poets and performers for our free monthly poetry event. Bright Smoke is a poetry night with a difference. Live and entertaining, creative and raw with an opportunity to take to the stage and share your own work.

For 2018, we have commissioned five emerging young poets and young poet laureates from across the UK to respond to the theme of generational divide, echoed by our production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Erica Whyman and performed in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Performances will take place from 7.30pm in Susie’s Cafe Bar, located on the ground floor foyer of The Other Place (please note the start time will be 6.45pm for the event on 14 June due to our Festival Season).

Performers’ work is unedited, and may contain strong language and adult themes. Open mic slots will be allocated on the night and you can sign up on the door.

Bright Smoke is brought to you in collaboration with Apples & Snakes.

  • Thursday 14 June (6.45pm start): Travis Alabanza
  • Thursday 12 July: Harry Baker and Georgina Wilding
  • Thursday 13 September: Bridget Minamore and Shruti Chauhan
  • Thursday 8 November: Inua Ellams and Malakaï Sargeant

Please click the names below to find out more about the artists performing at each event.

Line up for 14 June

  • Travis Alabanza

Line up for 12 July

  • Harry Baker

  • Georgina Wilding

Line up for 13 September

  • Bridget Minamore

  • Shruti Chauhan

Line up for 8 November

  • Inua Ellams

  • Malakaï Sargeant