Stop Press – Sunday Xpress date change – 13.02.2011

Due to unfortunate circumstances this month’s Sunday Xpress has moved from the 20th to the 13th – that’s this weekend! Come down for some pre-Valentine’s Day open mic action to get you in the mood for a day of loving togetherness or misanthropic singledom – every way, you’ll be the winner! Poets, buskers, experimentalists all welcome. Doors are open 3 and show starts at 4.30ish! X


Sammy on the radio…

Lovely poet (and now actress!) Sammy waxes lyrical on The Crumble…



Events at the cafe…

Hi Everyone – it was only two mins ago I was wishing you a Merry Xmas and saying a tearful, handkercheif waving farewell to 2010 and now it’s almost Feb it my imagination or is it getting LIGHTER around 5pm???

This week at the cafe, we have The Coffee Shop Poets open mic for spoken word and poetry – come and read your work or just sit and listen and enjoy. Admission free and starts at 8pm on Thursday 3rd Feb!

Then… Friday 4th of Feb we have our much anticipated Espresso Sized Theatre 3 – a feast of short sharp plays to keep you buzzing! This time we have on the programe:

Breaking Free – Mary Rochford
Cooking – Aaron Twitchen
For Pete’s Sake – Louise Stokes
The Ghosts of Pere Lachaise – Stuart Zola
Amanda Jane – Sam Hunt

Starts 8pm and admission is £3 (you can byo wine or enjoy Lloyd’s famous ‘stay awake for days’ coffee!!)

I’ve attached a poster with full details – if anyone felt like sticking one up on the office notice board or something – we’d be sooooooo grateful!!

Here’s to a mild, bright, exciting February!!!



The cafe is at  58-59 Cheapside Digbeth,the Old Post Office (just next door to The Edge).  On the corner of Bradford St and Birchall St.

Events for Feb 2011

Hello all,


Here’s our events for this month:
Wrote Under Collective informal relaxed sharing of ideas and events. The Spotted Dog, Digbeth from 6pm. Free in. Friday 11th Feb.
The Sunday Xpress open mic. Comedy,stories,poetry,music and theatre. All welcome. Plenty of open mic spots from 4pm. The Adam and Eve pub, Digbeth. Roasties and a raffle! With a valentines theme.  Sunday 20th Feb.
Sammy Wrote Under. x

Poetry Events

With thanks to my good  friend Gary Longden for this list! Check out his site at


Tues 18th Jan Rhymes Annual Slam, Old Crown Public House, Digbeth, 8pm: £5, Flagship Slam with the Best of Midlands
Poetry Slamming it out.

Tues 18th Jan “The Fizz 5” Polesworth  Poets, Polesworth Abbey,Polesworth 7.30pm: Open mic. Sarah James from Worcester

Sun 23rd Jan Sunday Express, Adam & Eve PH, Digbeth, 3pm: Free in, Spoken Word Open Mic

Tues 25th Jan Poetry Bites, Kitchen Garden Cafe,7.30pm: £5 .Alasdair Patterson plus Open mic

Wed 26th Jan, History Presentation, Kitchen Garden Cafe. 7.30pm: £1, Prof  Peter Marsh on “Chamberlain Family Letters –  From Empire to Appeasement”

Thurs 27th Jan, Bilston Voices, Metro Cafe, Bilston,7.30pm: £2, Poetry Evening with five performer bill. Not Open Mic

Fri 28th Jan, Comedy Night, Prince of Wales Pub, Cambridge St,8pm: Free in.!/event.php?eid=182546775103230

Tue 1st/Wed 2nd Feb “Snug” by Brewers Troupe, Hollybush, Cradley Heath,7.30pm: £5!/event.php?eid=161585293886934

Thur 3rd Feb Poetry@The Cafe, Digbeth 8pm: free admission. Open mic Poetry!/profile.php?id=100000805036895

Fri 4th Feb, Spoken Word/ Acoustic NightHollyush, Cradley Heath  8pm; free in.Open mic

Fri 4th Feb Espresso Theatre, Margarett Rose Abri Cafe, Digbeth 8pm: £3 An evening of short plays.!/profile.php?id=100000805036895

Monday 14th February ,Pure Good and Right Poetry Night,,The Sozzled Sausage, Leamington Spa CV32 4NX  7.30pm: Free in, Open mic Poetry

Wednesday, February 23rd ,Funbags Cabaret Comedy,  The Station Pub, Kings Heath High Street, Birmingham,  7:30pm – 10:30pm £5.
Join a wealth of local comedy talent for another awesome RoguePlay Funbags Cabaret! The improvisation troupe will be joined by hilarious performance group ‘The Ugly Killers’ as well as comedy sketches from the seriously uptight yet awfully charming ‘Gillian and Jane’ and stand-up from comedy golden boy and seasoned Funbagger Aaron Twitchen. Don’t miss this jam-packed comedy jamboree! Tickets available in advance at

Thur 3rd Mar Poetry@The Cafe, Digbeth 8pm: free admission. Open mic!/profile.php?id=100000805036895

Friday 11th March Comedy Cabaret for International Womens Week Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton,7.30pm: £5
Thursday 24th March, Poetry at St Martins Church (The Bullring) 7pm-10pm: £3, Open Mic Poetry,Lorna Meehan Headlines



Oh dear.. A little confused..

Hi All


There’s been a bit of confusion over the dates for our events, so to clarify:
Poetry and a pint meetings
The Spotted Dog Digbeth from 6pm.
Free informal creative get together for Wrote Under Co-Operative.
Friday 14th Jan 2011 and every 2nd Friday thereafter.
Sunday Xpress open mic
Free food, raffle and free entry to the coolest open mic in town (well, Ok, Digbeth). All welcome to the creative calamity that is The Xpress-poetry, music, comedy,stories, theatre.
3pm kick off.
Sunday 23rd Jan 2011
The Adam and Eve Pub Digbeth.
Contact Sammy on 07554259405.

Wrote Under events 2011!

Hi all and a very happy new year!  2011 promises to be another exciting year and here’s a look at what’s coming up in January..

Wrote Under Creative Cauldron meetings  The Spotted Dog Digbeth from 6pm. Free entry. Friday 14th and 28th Jan.
A chance to meet creative people, friendly informal chat and to get involved in the co-operative. Drop in from 6pm.

Sunday Xpress Open Mic The Adam and Eve, Digbeth. Free entry. Doors open 3pm. Sunday 16th Jan.
The free open mic enters it’s fifth year! Hosting everything from music, plays and poety the Sunday Xpress will open 2011 with a wine raffle, free food and a creative mix. Featuring guest readers to be announced on Jan 14th!!!
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