SILVER STREET POETRY
Big changes down Silver Street this month, with the news that we are on the move!
Unfortunately the dance studio we’ve been using at the Station is no longer available, so from next month, Friday 7th June, we’ll be holding our popular open mic in the attractive, modern space that is Hours, situated in Colston Yard, off Colston Street. The room we are using is on the ground floor and fully accessible, as is the WC.
The full address is 10 Colston Yard, Bristol, BS1 5BD, and the nearest affordable car parks are at Trenchard Street (0.2 miles) and the Galleries in Broadmead (0.5 miles). It is 0.4 miles from the bus station.
Please note also that we are reverting to our original, earlier time of 12 to 1.30pm.
If you aren’t sure of the exact location of Colston’s Yard is, fear not: here is a map.
The entrance to the Yard is pictured below.
June’s guest poet at Hours will be Ross Cogan, the Creative Director of Cheltenham Poetry Festival, whose third collection, Bragr, is published by Seren. Don’t forget to bring a poem of your own or someone else’s to share. Entry fee is £3 or what you can afford.
Other readers at Silver Street over the coming months will include:
Friday 5th July – Lucy English, reading from the book of her award-winning project, The Book of Hours
Friday 6th September – David Briggs, reading from his new poetry collection
Friday 4th October – Deborah Harvey, reading from her fourth poetry collection, The Shadow Factory
Friday 1st November – Chaucer Cameron of Elephant’s Footprint and Poetry Film Live
Friday 6th December – Rachael Clyne, reading from her pamphlet, Girl Golem
Friday 3rd January – TBA
Friday 7th February 2020 – Sue Sims, reading from her collection, Splitting Sunlight
Friday 6th March – Chrissie Gittins