The Poetry Parlour hosts occasional poetry events in the Waterloo SE1 area. We began in Crockett and Powell bookshop in Lower Marsh in 2006 and now hold events in various places - most regularly in the lovely Cafe del Marsh. Hosts are Anna Robinson and Fawzia Kane. 


Poets who have read include Mimi Khalvati, Sharon Morris, Sally Goldsmith, Hylda Sims, Roddy Lumsden and many more!

Our Next Event


Poetry Parlour's Grand Day Out

Saucy Seaside Without the Sea! 

Poetry Parlour visits Clapham Common Bandstand - 

Saturday 14th September at 2 p.m.

Readers - Peter Daniels reading from his new publication The Ballad of Captain Rigby. Written as part of a residency at London Metropolitan Archives it tells the story of a sailor convicted of attempted sodomy in 1698, and Shazea Quraishi will read from her publication The Courtesans' Reply (Flipped Eye).

There will also be readers from the floor - and music provided by you - yes, you!

so here are the musical instructions:    For those with ukeleles - from the ever popular 21 Easy Songs For Ukelele - page 4 All My Loving, page 12 Bring Me Sunshine and p.36 Ride a White Swan - and if it is and we aren't getting too wet - p. 42 Sunny Afternoon. You may be also able to get these tunes for free from the Ukelele Wednesday website - free to download songbook.

If you have no ukelele - bring a noise maker of some sort!