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POETRY enthusiasts from Guildford can hear guest performers read their works at a bar in the town this month (March, 2014).

Bar des Arts, which is located opposite the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Millbrook, is hosting a night of poetry on Tuesday, March 18 from 8pm.

Janice Windle, Co-organiser of the event, said: “We’ve got a great line-up of guest poets performing for us during our next event.

“Graham Goddard, otherwise known as ‘Oh Standfast’ will be joining us straight from the poetry circuit of East London to present his zany commentary on modern life. Anyone who comes along can expect a great show full of stand-up poetry, ranting and even some rap.

“We’re also welcoming up-and-coming performer Antosh Wojcik, who has been working the circuit for the past two years. He comes to us fresh from shows at the Round House in London with the title of Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion for 2013.”

Ingrid Andrew, who will also be performing on the night, is the Founder and Director of Survivor’s Poetry, which is a survivor-led arts group that uses poetry to make connections between creativity and mental health.

Janice added: “As well as hearing the guest poets perform people are also encouraged to sign up to read their own works. Anyone who would like to get on-stage on the night should email myself or Dónall Dempsey, who will be hosting the evening, via popupoetry@gmail.com. Performers should arrive at 7pm on the night.”

Sara Burks, Co-owner of Bar des Arts, said: “It’s great to see such a solid line-up of guest poets reading on the Bar des Arts stage. It’s always interesting to hear new works as well as revisit familiar pieces from guests who have performed here in the past.

“It looks set to be a great evening and we hope lots of people come along.”

Entry to the poetry evening is free, but booking is advisable and can be done by calling the bar on 01483 453227.

Bar des Arts is a café by day and a cocktail bar by night. A range of wine, beers, cocktails and soft drinks are available to purchase, along with meat or cheese platters. The bar hosts a variety of events and exhibitions, including live music, dance performances, open mic nights and many more.

The poetry evening will take place at Bar des Arts on Tuesday, March 18 from 8pm.For more information about the free event, please call Bar des Arts, which is located opposite the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Millbrook, on 01483 453227.

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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