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SpOAKen Word Lewes

On the first Sunday of every month at 7pm (except January 2022, which is cancelled because of Covid), Janine Booth hosts an evening of poetry at the Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DA.

Book your place at the next one here.

Fucking Tanks

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 07/03/2022 - 11:44

A guest poem from Spoaken Word Lewes regular open mic'er Fred The Ninja. Thanks Fred.




I owe my very existence to Russian fucking tanks.

If my dad had not run from them 66 years ago in Hungary, he never would have come here, never would have met my mum.

Even though I never faced them myself the bloody trail of their tracks is imprinted on my life.

SpOAKen Word Lewes

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 13/12/2021 - 16:07
Event Date
Sunday, 5th of September '21 to Sunday, 5th of September '21
Sunday, 3rd of October '21 to Sunday, 3rd of October '21
Sunday, 7th of November '21 to Sunday, 7th of November '21
Sunday, 5th of December '21 to Sunday, 5th of December '21
Sunday, 2nd of January '22 to Sunday, 2nd of January '22
Sunday, 6th of February '22 to Sunday, 6th of February '22
Sunday, 6th of March '22 to Sunday, 6th of March '22
Sunday, 3rd of April '22 to Sunday, 3rd of April '22
Sunday, 1st of May '22 to Sunday, 1st of May '22
Sunday, 5th of June '22 to Sunday, 5th of June '22

... and the first Sunday of every month! A guest poet! Open mic! Ranting, rhyming and revolting from your host Janine Booth. At The Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DA.

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