ROUNDABOUT NIGHTS
... bringing live literature to Chatham and beyond since 2014...
Zack Davies poetry book launch

Zack Davies poetry book launch

Poco Loco, 10/9/18.

Henry Normal at The Brook Theatre

Henry Normal at The Brook Theatre

2 May 2018

Her Soul's Bright Armour, 19/4/18

Her Soul's Bright Armour, 19/4/18

Rosemary McLeish reading.

Her Soul's Bright Armour, 19/4/18

Her Soul's Bright Armour, 19/4/18

Setareh Ebrahimi reading.

Her Soul's Bright Arrmour, 19/4/18

Her Soul's Bright Arrmour, 19/4/18

Sam Hall hosting.

Attila the Stockbroker, 27 Oct 2017

Attila the Stockbroker, 27 Oct 2017

Attila the Stockbroker, 27 Oct 2017

BFH supports Attila

BFH supports Attila

BFH supports Attila the Stockbroker, 27 Oct 2017

Nigel Adams and Clair Meyrick

Nigel Adams and Clair Meyrick

Poco Loco, 8 Sept 2016

Sarah Hehir

Sarah Hehir

Poco Loco 8 Sept 2016

15 February 2016

15 February 2016

Bill Lewis, one of the founder members of the Medway Poets, reading old and new poems. Photo by David Bahia.

48 Hours and still no card

48 Hours and still no card

Sam Rapp reads. POP gallery. 16 February 2015. Photo by Man in the Attic Photography.

Politic Man

Politic Man

Preview of Alison Mead's new play, 'Politic Man'. Upstairs at The Alexandra. 24 November 2014. Photo by Marilyn Simpson.

As Long As It Takes

As Long As It Takes

Maria C McCarthy reads from her collection of stories, 'As Long as it Takes'. Upstairs at The Alexandra. 1 December 2014. Photo by Chris Tong.

48 Hours and still no card

48 Hours and still no card

Lisa Vigour performs at POP gallery. 16 February 2015. Photo by Man in the Attic Photography.

Tales from the dark room

Tales from the dark room

Luka Lukasik tells a story. POP gallery. 2 March 2015. Photo by Man in the Attic Photography.

And now you must walk with me

And now you must walk with me

Maggie Drury reads. POP gallery. 16 March 2015.

Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash

Lioness X reads. Poco Loco. 16 July 2015. Photo by Man in the Attic Photography.

Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash

Split P and Dylan Oscar Rowe. Poco Loco. 6 July 2015. Photo by Man in the Attic Photography.

Chris Vannoy Paints it Black

Chris Vannoy Paints it Black

Chris Vannoy, 24 April 2017

Writers from Medway and beyond perform at our long-running spoken word night, ROUNDABOUT NIGHTS. 

We started ROUNDABOUT NIGHTS as a weekly Monday night of live literature upstairs at the Alexandra Hotel pub in Chatham in July 2014. After six months of doing it on a weekly-basis and the pub’s sad demise in December 2014 – we took a fortnightly pop-up version to POP gallery, before finding our new home, Poco Loco, on Chatham Intra for a monthly-ish visit.

   ROUNDABOUT NIGHTS has always been a mixed bag of literary treats: you might see a short play; a poet launching their new collection; a short story being told; or, get to contribute to a collective poem.  

   We also have guest readers who take over for the night. We've had book launches and play previews and guest poets from the UK and beyond. 

   In 2018, as part of our Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture project, we took Roundabout Nights on the road, and visited additional venues around Kent and the UK - including The Poetry Cafe in London, St Andrews Arts Centre, Gravesend, The Brook Theatre, Chatham and The Northern Seaman, as well as keeping a slot at Poco Loco. 

WRITING COMMUNITY
We have provided a safe space where our community of Kent writers get the opportunity to showcase their work, get feedback and talk to other writers. If you don’t call yourself a writer you are also welcome to come along and be part of the friendly audience and see some up and coming writers!

 

Find out coming dates  and join us on Facebook for more info on events: 

Roundabout Nights

 

Recent writers have included: 

We have welcomed local and international guest writers including Henry Normal, Ira Lightman, Lauren Gauge, DrayZera, Neelam Saredia, Fiona Sinclair, Chris Vannoy, and Attila the Stockbroker. (Check out our Facebook page for updates: RoundaboutNights). 

Time and place: 

Unless otherwise mentioned...

Poco Loco, 58 High Street, Chatham,

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