It’s never been a requirement to be an unstable mess constantly on the edge of tears to write or like listening to poetry. Even so, the poet stereotypes are still rife and poetry can often feel a little lofty. To counteract this, young arts and writers collective Not So Popular have been taking over shops across the city to try change the way we experience poetry (for the price of only one pound).
On October 17 from 7.30pm, they’ll be taking up residence in Paper Dress Vintage in Shoreditch, inviting passersby to spend a quid and come have a listen. As well as poetry readings, there is also an open mic session, DJs, drinks and ‘zines on offer. You can’t even get a lottery ticket for a quid these days, so you may as well have an enriching experience instead. Ally Swadling
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