Silver Street Poetry returns on Friday 4th January 2019. As luck would have it, this is the day after the cafe reopens to the general public following the filming of Channel 5’s ‘The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes’, so hooray for that!

Full details below


Silver Street Poetryour next open mic is Friday 4th January 2019 at 12.30pm, at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG. Our guest poet will be our very own Hazel Hammond, and of course there will be our usual open mic.

So come along, bring one of your poems, bring one written by someone else, or simply bring your ears.

Cost: £3, or whatever you can afford.

Forthcoming guests:

Friday 1st February – Lucy English, poetry slam sex goddess

Friday 1st March – Sharon Larkin of Poetry Cafe – Refreshed, Cheltenham

Friday 5th April – Chaucer Cameron of Poetry Film Live and Elephant’s Footprint



We’re delighted to announce that Friday morning poetry group member Dominic Fisher has followed his success in the 2018 Bristol Poetry Prize by securing a publishing contract with The Blue Nib for his forthcoming collection, The Ladies and Gentleman of the Dead, which will be appearing next year. Well done, Dominic!




We are in the process of applying for funding for our intermediate and starter writing groups. If this might be of interest to you, please check back in due course for further details.


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Good poets reinvent the language, taking the given of ordinary speech and pushing it beyond itself, making in effect a translation from one sense of reality to another.

Jay Parini