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Selected appearances/events

19 November 2023, 4.30pm

Hauntings closing party

Join our celebratory closing party on November 19th. The event will feature readings from some of the exhibition's contributors.

—Brewery Tap

18 February 2023, 2pm

Verve Poetry Festival

Poetry readings by Leo Boix, Iulia David, L Kiew, Jennifer Wong and Eric Yip and more! Follow link for more info.

—Birmingham Hippodrome

5 July 2022, 7pm

Poetry in Collaboration

A celebration of what poetry can be in a live setting, celebrating the remarkable Netherlands literary scene of the 21st century. Info here.

Iklectik Artlab

17 March 2022, 7pm

Constellations Launch

As we approach the vernal equinox Guillemot Press are launching two new books by Richard A Carter and Astra Papachristodoulou.

—Online via Zoom

16 November 2021, 6pm

Haptic poetry talk

Reading Series at University of Kent's Centre for Creative Writing. Feat performances that explore haptic play by myself & Iris Colomb.

—University of Kent

28 October 2023, 3.30pm

Small Publisher's Fair

Astra Papachristodoulou reads from Selected Variations for Bees and Prerana Kumar from her debut Ixora.  

—Conway Hall

30 January 2023, 6pm

Beyond Text Festival

Tune in to enjoy readings from Nick Murray, Astra Papachristodoulou, Josephine Carter and Calum Rodger. Info here

—Online via Zoom

8 June 2022, 7pm

Christie's Lates

Christie’s Lates presents an evening festival of contemporary poetry and art curated by Simona Nastac. More info here

Christie's, London

06 March 2022, 7.30pm

Glue Factory event

I will be reading alongside writers Harry Parker, Melissa McCarthy Christian TeBordo, Aea Varfis-van Warmelo & Kevin Boniface.

—Online via Zoom

21 August 2023, 7pm

Candle Poems Launch

Join the launch of Candle

Poems, published by Poem Atlas. Featuring readings by Astra Papachristodoulou, Greg Thomas and more. 

—Glasgow Zine Library

19 March 2023, 3pm

Paper Ink Festival

Join the Poetics Research Centre and Corrupted Poetry for a Sunday afternoon of readings. Link for more info.

—Landmark Arts Centre

11 May 2022, 7.30pm

Future Cities Launch

See our new exhibition Future Cities and experience live readings from contributing poets. More information here

—National Poetry Library

18 February 2022, 6pm

Reading from Doubtless

Performing falongside the legendary Maggie O'Sullivan and Genevieve Grant as part of the Morag Morris Poetry Lecture Series

—Uni of Surrey via Zoom

22 March 2023, 8pm

Future Cities Book

Join the launch of the Future Cities anthology, published by Joe Hales. Featuring readings by the contributing poets. 

—National Poetry Library

20 October 2022, 7.30pm

Poetry Games launch

You're invited the National Poetry Library's exhibition and discover a world where poetry and games collide. 

—National Poetry Library

7 May 2022, 12-6pm

Surrey Poetry Festival

The annual Surrey Poetry Festival features a range of poets including Liz Bahs, Sarah Cave and  Stephen Mooney amongst others.

—Online via Zoom

8 December 2021, 4pm

Potential Books Launch

Potential Books anthology launch High Salvage. This publication is led by the University of Surrey's Writer in Residence, Iain Sinclair. 

—Uni of Surrey via Zoom

18 September 2021, 3.30pm

Text-Isles Exhibition launch

Launch event feat. readings from Stephen Mooney, Simon Tyrrell and myself as well as live music by Afrodite Papachristodoulou & Christos Anthoulas. Link here.

—Art Park Gallery, Rhodes

06 March 2021, 12.30pm

Instagram Poetry 

Instagram poetry has been credited with creating a new generation of poetry lovers. A sample of visual poetry curated by Chris McCabe. Link here.

—StAnza Festival Online

09 September 2021, 7.30pm

Fiona Benson Launch

Guillemot Press launch event for Fiona Benson's new book
Bioluminescent Baby. I will be reading alongside Fiona and
Maia Elsner. Link here.

—Guillemot Press via Zoom

17 June 2021, 7.30pm

Photo-poetry Surfaces 

Panel discussions and readings to celebrate the exhibition, feat.
Chris McCabe, Liz Berry, Tom Hicks, SJ Fowler and more. Watch the event here.

—Bristol Festival via Zoom

01 October 2020, 5.00pm

GreenBlues Seminar Series 

A PGR-led seminar series
exploring visions of adaptation to ecological upheaval. Curated  by Karen Sandhu and Nadira Wallace. More info here.

—Online via Zoom

03 February 2020, 5.30pm

Poetry Illustrated 

The exhibition featured 40 illustrations of poetry completed by students at Sutton High School and will be on display until July 2020.

—Royal Marsden Hospital

31 July 2020, 7.00pm

artBLAB:text Launch

Please join artBLAB's new Zoom exhibition opening for artist talks, poetry reading and a mini-concert by Flo Perlin! More information here.

—Online via Zoom

29 January 2020, 7.30pm

Temporary Spaces Launch

The exhibition and launch event are curated by Astra Papachristo-doulou in collaboration with Nic Stringer from Corrupted Poetry.


—The Poetry Café, London

03 February - 03 March 2020

Hesterglock Exhibition 

Bristol-based Hesterglock Press invite you to an exhibition of artworks and books at Neck of the Woods Community Cafe.

More information here.

—Neck of the Woods, Bristol

28 January 2020, 4pm

Poetry at the Planetarium

An event that celebrated a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Surrey and the Winchester Science Centre. 


—Winchester Planetarium

13 December 2019, 6.30pm

Double Six Private Viewing

This exhibition is your chance to relive all the fun of boardgames through the ages. Feat. poems from Stephen Emmerson, Astra Papachristodoulou and more.


—Kingston Museum, Kingston

07 November 2019, 6.00pm

Poets in the Library II

Six poets respond to The Yellow Book magazine series held in the collection of Westminster Reference Library, through new poems, music and visual art. 


—Westminster Library

11 September 2019, 7.00pm

Stargazing Book Launch

Come along for the launch of two new pamphlets by Astra Papachristodoulou and Sarah Cave. More info here.

— The Poetry Cafe, London

09 July 2019, 7.15pm

Guillotine Poetry Night

The seventh poetry night of event series, Guillotine featuring poets 

Astra Papachristodoulou, also featuring the making of bespoke poems live on stage. 

— Beehive, Tottenham

06 June 2019, 7.00pm

artBLAB London

Join us for an evening of talks about art and discover 5 ground-breaking artists. Featuring Millie Boardman, Alice McCabe, Iris

Colomb and more. 

—The Poetry Cafe, London

18 May 2019, 4.00pm


A non-stop Poem-a-Thon featuring an astonishing line-up of sixty poets over ten hours. Money raised will help support The Poetry Society. Info here.


The Poetry Café, London

06 April 2019, 7.30pm

The European Camarade

34 poets in 17 pairs from 25 countries will present brand new collaborations of literary performance, made especially for the night. Find out more here.

—Rich Mix, London 

19 March 2019, 6.30pm

Berfrois Anthology Launch

Berfrois and Queen Mob's Tea House come together with Dostoyevsky Wannabe to launch two new anthologies at The Second Shelf. More info here.

—The Second Shelf, London 

21 February 2019, 7.30pm


The third annual exhibition of visual literature at Surbiton’s Museum of Futures with nearly 30 artists exhibiting new works More info here.

Museum of Futures, London 

06 December 2019, 7.00pm

At the Edge of Town

This event features readings from Susie Campbell, Lucy Furlong, Astra Papachristodoulou and Julia Rose Lewis. More info about the event here.

—The Spike, Guildford

10 October 2019, time 7.30pm

Guillemot Poets Reading

Three Guillemot Press poets read new work at the lovely

Chener Books bookshop in East Dulwich, London. Free entrance.

— Chener Books, East Dulwich

18 July 2019, 7.00pm

artBLAB London

Featuring Serena Braida, Cady Herring, Marta Grabowska and Inkteraktiv. Curated by Michał Piotrowski and Astra Papachri-stodoulou. Info here.

— The Poetry Cafe, London

06 July 2019, 7.00pm

The Poet's Brut Special View 

Launch event of The Poet’s Brut group exhibition which features rand new works by eight of the UK’s most exciting contemporary poets. More info here.

—The Poetry Cafe, London

05 June 2019, 7.00pm

Tributes to Attila József

This event celebrates the icono-clastic Hungarian poet through brand new commissions of contemporary artists, writers and musicians. Info here.

—Hungarian Cultural Centre

15 May 2019, 7.00pm

Dirt Corrupted Poetry

Dirt is compulsive behaviour, undignified things and a source of life – poets and artists consider how dirt can damage or become beautiful. More info here.

The Poetry Café, London

28 March 2019, 7.00pm

Leaving our own continent 

A unique celebration of the possibilities of collabora-tion aim to alleviate, however briefly, the malaise of Brexit. More info here.

Gulbenkian Café, Canterbury 

10 March 2019, 7.00pm

artBLAB series

This event will feature talks from mask maker Anaïs Lalange, Astra

Papachristodoulou, David Ash-ford, J Whitehead Ryan O'Riordan. More info here.

—Canvas Café, London 

20 February 2019, 7.00pm

Poethetic Pathogens

A special view opening event featuring Christian Patracchini, Iris Colomb, Astra Papachristo-doulou, Oliver Fox, Russell Bennetts and more. Info here.

Avivson Gallery, London

05 December 2019, 7.30pm

Blockplay Launch

Join us for the launch of Astra Papachristodoulou's pamphlet Blockplay in a poetry evening themed around childhood games. More info here.


—The Poetry Cafe, London

28 September 2019, 4.00pm

Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival

The festival's stellar line-up of poets including John F Deane, Phoebe Power, Andrew McMillan, Rachael Allen & many more. Info here.

— Starts Theatre, Cornwall

14 July 2019, 7.00pm

European Camarade

Twenty two poets in eleven pairs present eleven brand new live works over one night. Featuring Russell Bennetts, Astra Papachri-stodoulou, Han Smith and more.

— Torriano Meeting House

26 June 2019, 7.00pm

Guillemot Press Poetry Night

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Astra Papachristdoulou and Jerome Fletcher are  reading eel-themed poems from The Creel anthology.

— Dutch Church, London

22 May 2019, 7.00pm

Guillemot Poetry evening

The SLG Bookshop hosts the launch of Kalimba by Petero Kalulé. Join us for readings by Petero Kalulé and poets Astra Papachristodoulou and L. Kiew. 

— South London Gallery

12 May 2019, 4.00pm

Blue Peninsula Poetry Party

This is a launch party for a new book 'Heroines: On the Blue Peninsula' by Becky Varley-Winter featuring readings from various poets. More info here.

The Harrison Pub, London

20 March 2019, 7.00pm

Queen Mob's Tea House

A Queen Mob's poetry party. Featuring readings from Owen Vince, Nadia de Vries, Andrew Wells, Russell Bennetts, Calliope Michail, Colin Raff and more.


—Torriano Meeting House

08 March 2019, 7.00pm

Wretched Strangers reading

JT Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky 

assembled an anthology to mark the vital contribution of non-UK-born writers to this country’s poetry culture. Info here.

The Exchange, London 

26 January 2019, 7.30pm

The Vienna Camarade

Drawing on some of the most innovative poets from the significant Vienna poetry scene alongside those travelling into Austria from UK. More info here.

Einbaumöbel, Vienna 

23 November 2018, 7.30pm

Xing the Line

Launch event for 'Wretched Strangers', a new anthology by writers from across the world. The event features readin-gs from poets from the anthology. 

—Iklektik, London 

13 October 2018, 7.30pm

European Camarade

Brand new performances from some of Europe's most exciting poets, with works from Livia Franchini, Nadia de Vries and more. Info here.

Rich Mix, London

22 September 2018, 2.00pm

Free Verse Poetry Book Fair

Robots, androids and the like are welcome to join Sidekick Books at Free Verse 2018 for a sneak peek of their upcoming 'No, Robot, No!' anthology. Info here

—Senate House, London

31 May 2018, 7.00pm

A-Z of Villainy

26 poets to each create a new poem exploring a most hated villains. Featuring Astra Papa-

christodoulou, Paul Stephenson, Kirsten Irving amongst others.

—Betsey Trotwood, London

7 April 2018, 7.30pm

European Poetry Camarade

A remarkable evening that brings 32 poets from 25 countries together, in 16 pairs, presenting brand new collaborations of literary performance.

—Rich Mix, London

22 February 2018, 7.00pm

Scribbling & Scrawling

As part of that exhibition this event will present a special one off Camarade - an event featu-ring new works made by pairs of writers who are exhibiting. 

Museum of Futures, London

31 October 2018, 7.30pm

Dead [Women] Poets Society

Join us for a spooky edition of Dead [Women] Poets Society as they return to The Poetry Café to commune with the dead on All Hallows’ Eve. Info here.

—Poetry Cafè, London 

6 October 2018, 7.00pm

Ampersand Poetry Night

The evening features extra-ordinary new collections from Hermione Cameron, Robert Hainault, Astra Papachristodou-lou and Mark Staples.

—504 Arch, London

28 June 2018, 6.00pm

Bedford Square 11 launch 

MA Creative Writing graduates celebrate the launch of Bedford Square 11. The book of fiction & poetry showcases their best work at the culmination of the MA. 

—Senate House, London

22 May 2018, 6.30pm

Astropolis Book Launch

HVTN and Fathom Books come together for a joint poetry night. This is a launch for Astra Papachristodoulou's pamphlet 'Songs From Astropolis'. 

—Peckham Pelican, London

5 April 2018, 7.30pm

Theatre of Failure I

World renowned poets visiting from Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin and Venice read alongside European poets local to the Kingston area

—Rose Theatre, Kingston

24 October 2018, 8.30pm

IGNOR Festival

The IGNOR Festival will take place from the 24-26 October at Club Gromka which is situated in the very heart of Metelkova in Ljubljana. More info here.

—Klub Gromka, Ljubljana 

4 October 2018, 7.00pm

Writers' Centre Kingston

Kingston University's literary cultural centre presents readings from poets and writers on the theme of Becoming. More information here

—Rose Theatre, Kingston

15 June 2018, 4.00pm


Praxis 10, all-dayer poetry event featuring Gillian Wylde, Redell Olsen, Astra Papachristodoulou, Calum Hazell and more. 

—Café OTO, London

12 April 2018, 7.30pm

Theatre of Failure I

Theatre of Failure is an irregular LGBTQ poetry night organised by JD Howse and Sarah Dawson. It is held upstairs at the Nell of Old Drury.

—Nell of Drury, London

19 March 2018, 6.00pm

Creative Writing Open Day

Former students from the MA will read from their published work and answer questions about the fiction, poetry and poetic practice pathways.

—Bedford Square 11, London

Conway Hall reading 

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre presents readings by poets from the MA in Poetic Practice and the practice-based PhD programme.

—Conway Hall, London

24 August 2017, 7pm

Poetry at the Cemetery

Featuring Tony White, Thomas Duggan, Alexander Kell, Iris Colomb, Astra Papachristodou-lou, Susie Campbell, SJ Fowler and more. More info here

—Kensal Green Cemetery 

30 October 2017, 7.00pm

Almost a Nightmare launch

Contraband Live returns to the Apollo Room above The Crown on Clerkenwell Green to launch beautiful new books More info here.

—Crown Tavern, London

5 May 2017, 7.30pm

European Poetry Camarade

European Poetry at Libreria featuring readings from some of Europe's most innovative poets, visiting London from a half dozen European nations. 


—Libreria, London

6 May 2017, 7.30pm

European Poetry Night

An amazing opportunity to see some of the most exciting contemporary poets from all over Europe, as over 25 poets travel to London. More info here.


Rich Mix, London 

10 February 2017, 7.00pm

University Camarade

Students from Kingston Univer-sity, Edge Hill University, York, Royal Holloway, St John, and Glasgow present a dozen brand new works in collaboration.


—Libreria, London

5 November 2016, 2.00pm

Small Publishers' Fair 2016

Featuring readings by Matt Martin, JD Howse, Mischa Foster Poole, Astra Papachristodoulou,

Simon Pomery, Bob T Bright, Sarah Dawson and more.

—Conway Hall, London

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