42Worcester—Programme 2019

42Worcester is on the last Wednesday of every month—doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at Drummonds Bar, The Swan, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
Date Prompt / Theme
30 January Crenellations, Crypts & Cryptography—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
27 February Honesty Hat
27 March Bronze Statue (42Worcester’s 8th Anniversary)
24 April Steampunk Stevie
29 May Who Waits At The Window Where The Chandelier Is Lit?—suggested by Suz Winspear
12 June LitFest & 42Worcester Special at The Old Pheasant, 25 New St, Worcester WR1 2DP

—The Antipoet

Yes! The lads are back, courtesy of LitFest 👌

Prompt / Theme for second half (limited places, get your request to read in quickly): ‘Evil In The Crypt’

26 June …and we’re back at Drummonds Bar, The Swan, Worcester.
Subtlety Has Never Been My Strong Point—suggested by Roz Levens
31 July Through The Arched Window—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
28 August Poison Perfumery
25 September Moths & Moonshine—suggested by Myfanwy Fox
30 October All Hallows’ Eve
27 November Vampires & Voodoo
December It’s Christmas 42Worcester story time! No get-together this month, as it would be on Christmas Day, but write and email a Disquieting Christmas Story, 1500-2000 words to list@42Worcester.com and we’ll publish it on our website—copyright remains with the author. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all 😁
Book a 5-7 minute spot by contacting Polly at: www.facebook.com/42worcester or email: list@42worcester.com

2018–Plotz, Plotz…

42 Worcester has already had some good ideas for themes for 2018 but there are a couple of months without a theme as of yet. Have you got a theme in mind that might inspire others?

42ers know that they don’t *have* to write to the theme, neither do they *have* to stick to the alternative genres—but many of them do! And some poems, written to theme by our new Worcestershire Poet Laureate Nina Lewis, are in her pamphlet Fragile Houses published by V. Press, you can find it by scrolling down this linked page and get your own copy: V. Press books

42 Worcester is always a varied and friendly event on the last Wednesday of each month at Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks. The only exception to the ‘last Wednesday’ rule is for the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe month of June, which we are part of, so in June our event tends to be mid-month.

Take some time out—you know you deserve it—come along and join in or simply listen to the most varied spoken word event in Worcester.

…and have a think about a theme to inspire in 2018, just send it in to: performers@42worcester.com No guarantee, mind! We have a selection process 😉

42–black background…the answer to everything—or more correctly: “The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.” Douglas Adams ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (1979)

Here’s an interesting link: The Answer To Everything

Announcing For 2017 – The Antipoet!


42 Worcester is delighted to announce that, as part of the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe’s Worcestershire Literary Festival 2017, Wednesday 14 June at Drummonds Bar, The Swan with Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP we are featuring the fabulous Ian and Paul: The Antipoet.


The Antipoet at the 2016 Worcestershire Literary Festival




Andrew Owens – Portraits of Prose


You’ve heard some of Andrew’s short stories at 42 Worcester and other venues. This fine first collection includes your favourites and many new stories.

Available from Amazon or from the publishers, Black Pear Press. Get your copy today!