09 September 2021 / Annie Waite

Poetics club comes to Hastings

Join us for a live film event for Coastal Currents 2021, plus a spoken word workshop followed by live poetry performance.

We're excited to welcome to the Electric Palace representatives from the London poetry open mic night, Poetics, for three special events later this month to mark this year's Coastal Currents festival in Hastings.

Poetics at the Palace: Spoken Word Films

Friday 24 September, 8pm

Coastal Currents LIVE Event, hosted by @kilhapoetry and the Electric Women in Film group.

London's poetry open mic night, Poetics, comes to Hastings for two special nights of creativity, inspirations, film and live spoken word. Curated by Mae Kilha.

This first event will feature 10 short film-poems by women filmmakers followed by live Q&A with the filmmakers.

Spoken word films, Friday 8pm >>

Poetics at the Palace: Workshop

Saturday 25 September, 4pmMae Kilha

Spoken Word workshop facilitated by @kilhapoetry.

Mae Kilha (pictured, right) is a London-born poet and psychotherapeutic counsellor as well as being the driving force behind Poetics in Waterloo, a Poetry Open Mic platform.

This afternoon, Kilha will facilitate a special ‘inner child’ workshop - a therapeutically guided, safe environment for the words of attendees' own personal inner child. 

Poetics' main objective is to provide a safe space for new poets to interact with more established poets, offering a supportive environment for their journeys. Poets touch on topics of oppression, explore personal and sometimes difficult emotions, empowerment and ways of navigating this great thing called life.

Workshop attendees will have a free ticket to and an opportunity to show their work at the live poetry performances evening event later that night at 8pm.

Poetry workshop, Saturday 4pm >>

Poetics at the Palace: Open Mic Night

Saturday 25 September, 8pm

London's poetry open mic night, Poetics, comes to Hastings for this second of its two special nights of creativity, inspiration and live spoken word. Curated by Mae Kilha.


@carminamasoliver - featured poet 

@curleywordy - special guest 

@kingfaz - special guest 

With open mic slots available on the door 

Live performance: Open Mic Night, Saturday 9pm >>

We look forward to welcoming you to the Electric Palace for our live poetry and spoken word events!

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