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The 5th London Poetry Festival 2009: August 7, 8, 9 & 10
Munayem Mayenin
munayemmayenin wrote in poetryelleesium

London Poetry Festival: London and Life is the Elleesium
( Not for profit national festival)

5th London Poetry Festival 2009

August 7, 8, 9 & 10: Friday-Monday Evenings
7:30-10:30 p.m

A celebration in four evenings of English poetry and poetre performances as well as live music. 

Waterloo St John's Church
Waterloo Road
London SE1

(Nearest Tube: Waterloo) 

Festival Website 

Festival Blog

Festival on Twitter:


Featival Team: 

Festival Residency and Education Director: Claire Askew.


Festival Public Relations Director: Sharon Harriott:


Festival Director: Munayem Mayenin

Tele: 07526 630 850


Poets in Residence at the 5th Festival 2009

This year's Festival, as usual, has five Poets in Residence who are going to be the Festival's Signature Presentation in all the four evenings. Their poetry can be read on the Festival website. 

The Poets in Residence are: Aiko Harman, Bryan Oliver, Christian Ward, Rebecca Atherton and Tony Fernandez 


Full Price: £5.00

Concession: £3.00

Special Offers:

Tickets for all Four Evenings: £15.00

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday Evenings: £8.00

( Concessionary Tickets: Students, those not working, Members of the Poetry Society, Users of the National Poetry Library, Members of the Society of Authors, Members of the English PEN and members of London Poetry Festival Facebook Group and The National English Poetre Facebook Group. No two offers can be taken together.)

Tickets can be purchased online from the Festival website or at the Festival.


The Festival welcomes volunteers to work at the Festival. Enquiries should be sent to

Reading Opportunities at the Festival 

Poets can read at the Festival and everyone is invited and welcome to join in. There is no payment for reading. Poets, performers and musicians and the volunteers do it for the love of the craft. Published and well experienced poets can read. Please send an email if you would like to read. 

Young and emerging poets who have not got published much and have not had much reading experiences are offered the opportunity to read at the Open Mic Session. But these slots are given out beforehand. Those who would like to read at the Open Mic Session should send a poem and they will be notified whether they will be reading at the Festival. 


There’s live music at the Festival on every evenings. The Singers/musicians or bands who would like to perform at the festival should contact us beforehand. Again, it is all for the love of the craft. There is no payment. 

Poets from abroad 

Poets travelling in the UK and would like to join us are welcome. They should contact us beforehand as spaces are limited. Again, there is no payment for performances.  

Poetry Anthology 2009: London Poetry Pearl: London and Life is the Elleesium 

To celebrate its 5th year this year London Poetry Festival is publishing an Anthology of Poetry: London Poetry Pearl: London and Life is the Elleesium. Submissions are FREE and the deadline to submit is: July 12. London Poetry Pearl will be published and available at the Festival for people to buy.  

Media Passes 

Media Passes are issued to bona fide media and press outlets. Should you require Media Passes please contact us beforehand. National media and press agencies may get FREE Tickets for the Festival should they like to support us promote the Festival. Please contact us.  

Photos of the Festival 

Should you need any photos of the past festival and or the Poets in Residence please contact us.
People may begin gathering from seven but the Festival will start at about 7:30 p.m and finish by 10:30 p.m. That's the time for all the four evening events.

Please spread the word as the Festival needs as much support as it can get in terms of promoting the events. People who are on Facebook can join London Poetry Festival Group.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us should you need further information.

Thank you

Sharon Harriott

Festival Public Relations Director

London Poetry Festival

Where London and Life is the Elleesium


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