“Away With Words” Portsmouth Guildhall Studio Monday October 21st 7.30

In an exciting partnership, Portsmouth Poetry and Portsmouth Guildhall Studio have teamed up to bring spoken work events to the city centre venue. The monthly events with are offered on a ‘pay‐ what‐you‐feel’ basis making this one of the city’s first truly inclusive cultural events. Every month from October 21st will see a different and original approach to spoken word including poetry, drama, lyrics, comedy and much more.

“The dynamic new Guildhall venue supported by Victorious Festival is perfect for spoken word and with a bar and price‐friendly entry will enable us to experiment with many different approaches to an increasingly popular and culturally diverse form of art and entertainment” said Josh Brown, one half of the local arts organisation that has built a reputation for innovative educational and community projects and has been a regular contributor to Portsmouth Festivities since it began three years ago.

AWW Programme to February 2020

Monday November 25 2019 –

Flow Observatorium present “May Contain Irony” an evening of stand-up comedy, poetry and spoken word by neuro diverse performers starring Jon Adams artist, writer and autistic advocate; comedian and writer Joe Wells and Jack Clay.

Monday December 23 2019 –

Away With words Christmas Special – Spoken Word and Poetry memories of Christmases past with free mince pies including Dylan Thomas’s much loved “A Child’s Christmas In Wales”

Monday February 17 2020 –

“International Mother Tongue Day (United Nations) Poetry and Spoken Word with refugees

The evening runs form 7.30 to 9.00

For more information contact the Guildhall Studio on 023 9387 0200 and https://portsmouthguildhall.org.uk or visit the Portsmouth Poetry website (www.portsmouthpoetry.co.uk) or Facebook page. (www.Facebook.com/PortsmouthPoetry)

Please note, this event is a Pay What You Can event. All are welcome to come down.

Event details

Comedy Festivals & Events Workshops & Activities

Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.


See our house rules.

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