Open mic, live music and poetry for Chichester residents

Residents are being invited to enjoy an evening of live music with the opportunity to take part open mic poetry.


Chichester Library will play host to the event on Thursday 23 March from 7.30pm where the mix of poetry and music will offer a stimulating combination.

Distinguished poets John Greening and Penelope Shuttle will be reading from their new collaboration, Heath, which draws from their childhood. The pair were brought up on opposite sides of Hounslow Heath, near Heathrow Airport, which was once described as the ‘most dangerous area of England’.

Penelope and John have had numerous poetry collections published between them as well as a stream of awards and nominations. Penelope’s work is also frequently broadcast on BBC radio.

The event at Chichester Library, in Tower Street, will feature live music from classical guitarist and West Sussex Guitar Club teacher Linda Kelsall-Barnett.

All readers and listeners are welcome with tickets costing £5 including a glass of wine. Tickets are available from Chichester Library by calling 01243 777351 or emailing

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Last updated:
6 February 2018

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