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July's Poetry Night

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council will be hosting their monthly poetry and open mic night “The Listening Room” at Leigh Community Centre on Wednesday 13th July.

October’s guest speaker is Phil Burdett. Phil is a 61-year-old singer songwriter/poet/author who has been making poetry & music for over 40 years. From early years solo on the folk/blues/indie circuits of the late 70s/early 80s through his later band 'The New World Troubadours' playing in Essex & London to getting a record deal through a BBC documentary (resulting in his first album 'Diesel Poems') & on through subsequent changes in styles & personnel making nine further albums of songs drawn from a myriad of experiences & influences with many of Essex's top musicians. Now living in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex he continues to write songs, poetry, prose & experiment with art & video.

The Listening Room is open on the second Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Lorna & Lottie’s Café in Leigh Community Centre. The bar will be open providing refreshments, including alcohol, soft and hot drinks. Entry to the nights will be by donation, on a pay what you can basis, with all profits going towards the Town Council’s Chairman’s Charity, which this year is Gold Geese who support local children with cancer.

Attendees to the poetry night are more than welcome to get up on the open mic and read their own poems and stories or even play music or perform comedy. The Council are proud of the creative spotlight they have been able to cultivate that welcomes all types of performers.

For more information about attending contact the Council on 01702 716288, or email council@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk

For enquiries about performing please contact Maddi at maddicreasepoet@outlook.com