February Features Chrissie, Camilla & Catherine

A fine line-up for February, with guest poets Chrissie Gittins and Camilla Reeve and singers-songwriter Catherine Paver. Plus open mic (book in advance). Thursday 27 February, Ram Jam Club, 8.30pm

Catherine Paver

‘Chrissie Gittins knows just what words can do: she makes them dance, sing, sit still for a moment and then leap across the page with joy!’
 Ian McMillan

April’s R&M


Martin Daws
Martin Daws
Mario Petrucci
Mario Petrucci











Mario Petrucci        

‘Inflicts on the reader the finest sort of shock, not just to the senses, but to the conscience, to the soul… Necessary, cathartic and profound.’  Poetry London

Martin Daws

‘One of the UK’s Top Performance Poets’  Square Magazine

We are delighted to welcome two widely published and renowned guests at Rhythm & Muse on Thursday 25 April – Mario Petrucci and Martin Daws. Come and join us – sign up for an open mic spot or just come along to listen and enjoy. Ram Jam Club, Kingston, 8.30pm, £6/£5 on the door

Email alison-hill@blueyonder.co.uk to book a floorspot or for more details.

Rhythm & Muse and Kingston Writing School Festival 2012

R&M and Kingston Writing School Festival 2012
R&M and Kingston Writing School Festival 2012

Our second festival and another great line-up!

A week of readings, workshops and events featuring:

A.F. Harrold – Schools event at the Rose Theatre, Tuesday 20 November, 10.30 – 11.30 am

Poetry Meets Art – Judith Watts leads a workshop at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Thursday 22 November, 3 – 5pm (places free, but book in advance via Alison Hill – alison-hill@blueyonder.co.uk

Poetry in Performance – interactive workshop led by performance poet Martin Daws, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Room JG0001, Saturday 24 November, 11am – 1pm (places free, but book in advance via  Laura Bottomley – L.Bottomley@kingston.ac.uk)

Wendy Cope & Laurence Owen – Lyrical Laughter at Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Room JG003, Wednesday 28 November, 6-8pm, free)

LiTTLe MACHiNe and Slam at the Ram, hosted by Nick Poole – Thursday 29 November, Ram Jam Club, Kingston, 8.30pm onwards, £6/£5 on the door. Email Alison Hill for more details or to sign up for a slam spot – alison-hill@blueyonder.co.uk 


October 25th at the Ram Jam

Rosie Sleightholme

Rosie Sleightholme

Dzifa Benson
Dzifa Benson

This month at the Ram Jam we welcome back performance poet Dzifa Benson, who featured at one of R&M’s tour nights at the cornerHOUSE, and singer-songwriter Rosie Sleightholme who has also appeared at The Lion and the Landmark Arts Centre – plus open mic.

Looking forward to a great night!

Thursday 25th October 8.30pm ~ £6/£5                                                   

Ram Jam Launch of Lyrical Beats

More than 30 poet and musicians will be perfoming at the Ram Jam Club on Thursday 27 September to launch R&M’s first anthology, Lyrical Beats: Celebrating Five Years of Rhythm & Muse.

The lyrical line-up includes poets John Weston, Maggie Sawkins, Camilla Reeve, Neringa Pangonyte, John Mackay, Peter Francis, Anne Stewart and Kavita Jindal with musicians Laurence Owen, Nomi Ruth, Sue Wheeler, Liz Simcock and The Flying Blueberries.

Come along!

Thursday 27 September, 8.30pm

£6/£5 on the door – Ram Jam Club, Kingston