a semaphore-exploding mind-flow 
open mic poetry & spoken word hosted by Tony Curry 

Next event: Tuesday 3rd July at
Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD
6pm - 8pm [doors open 5.30pm] - Free Entry 

With special guest Alex Slater 
Alex Slater is one of a troupe of performance poets, 'The Potty Mouths', and the co-runner of SPEAK, a spoken word night in Manchester's Northern Quarter driven to bringing poetry to the masses.

The open mic is now full
To get your name on the reserve list email mail@flapjackpress.co.uk 
NB Open mic slots are 3 minutes maximum 

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In association with Flapjack Press and Manchester Library & Information Service 


Upcoming events:
Tues 3rd July with guest Alex Slater 
Special event: Sat 14th July at St Michael's Church, Flixton 7.30pm 
Special event: Thurs 26th July at Gorton Monastery [time tbc] with guest Alice Brockway 
Thurs 2nd August [guest tbc] 
Thurs 6th September with guest Laura Taylor 
[No event in October] 
Thurs 1st November [guest tbc] 
Thurs 6th December [guest tbc] 

Previous events and guest poets:
June 2018 with Thick Richard; May 2018 with Hilary Walker; April 2018 with George Melling; February 2018 with Fat Roland; January 2018 with Potting Shed Pete; December 2017 with Cynthia Buell Thomas; November 2017 (Chorlton Library special event) with Geneviève L. Walsh; November 2017 with Mark Mace Smith; September 2017 with Dominic Berry; August 2017 with Joy France; July 2017 [no special guest]; June 2017 [no special guest]; May 2017 (Withington Library special event) with Ciarán Hodgers; May 2017 with Geneviève L. Walsh; April 2017 with Dave Morgan & The Green Door Ensemble; March 2017 with Cathy Crabb; February 2017 with Rebecca Audra Smith & Anna Percy; January 2017 with Gerry Potter; December 2016 with Dave Viney; November 2016 (Chorlton Library special event) with Rosie Garland; November 2016 with Dr Dermot Glennon; October 2016 with Sarah Miller & Melanie Rees; September 2016 with Marvin Cheeseman; August 2016 with Laura Taylor; July 2016 with Steph Pike 

Tony Curry Hialry Walker Hialry Walker George Melling Fat Roland Potting Shed Pete Cynthia Buell Thomas Geneviève L. Walsh Mark Mace Smith Dominic Berry Joy France Paul Neads Ciarán Hodgers Geneviève L. Walsh Dave Morgan The_Green_Door_Ensemble Cathy Crabb Rebecca Audra Smith Anna Percy Gerry Potter Dave Viney Rosie Garland Dr Dermot Glennon Sarah Miller Melanie Rees Marvin Cheeseman Laura Taylor Steph Pike Tony Curry

[Left to right: Tony Curry (host); Thick Richard; Hilary Walker, George Melling; Fat Roland; Potting Shed Pete; Cynthia Buell Thomas; Geneviève L. Walsh; Mark Mace Smith; Dominic Berry; Joy France; Paul Neads (guest host, Aug & Sept 2017); Ciarán Hodgers; Geneviève L. Walsh; Dave Morgan; Dave Morgan & The Green Door Ensemble; Cathy Crabb; Becca Audra Smith; Anna Percy; Gerry Potter; Dave Viney; Rosie Garland; Dermot Glennon; Sarah Miller; Melanie Rees; Marvin Cheeseman; Laura Taylor; Steph Pike; Tony Curry] 

Word Central rose from the ashes of Word Jaminn, an open mic night in Chorlton, where we were blessed with special guest performers including Cathy Crabb, Kieren King, Rod Tame, Jackie Hagan, Sarah Miller & Dominic Berry. 

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