Next event: 16th May

NEW UPDATE! We will have music by Lisa Doscher, an Oxfordshire singer-songwriter who plays atmospheric indie-folk.

UPDATE: Unfortunately Phousa can no longer make it. We wish her speedy recovery and look forward to enjoying the talents of Keith, Ceri and Sally!

At our next event we’ll have poetry by the excellent Keith Jarrett, whose show Identity received 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. We’ll also be enjoying music by Quiltbag Cabaret favourite Phousa, and poetry by Ceri Lloyd. All of this will be compered by the hilarious Sally Outen!

In the arts room, try out blackout poetry. With a marker pen, an old magazine or newspaper and some imagination, create poetry by selecting which words to leave visible. Or join the stitching circle and help make the Quiltbag quilt!

If you can’t make it in person, you’re welcome to join us for video chat. We’ll be online during the arts session 9 : 15 – 10pm. Log into and look for Quiltbag Cabaret.

Our raffle this month is supporting No Going Back, a charity working to ensure liberty, equality and justice for LGBT asylum seekers in the UK.

As usual, we’ll be in the East Oxford Community Centre from 7:45 – 11:30.

Tickets £7/£5, available on the door or via Eventbrite.

If you use Facebook, please sign up to the Facebook event and invite your friends!

More about the performers….

Keith Jarrett
Picture of Keith JarrettKeith Jarrett writes poetry and short fiction. In 2010, he simultaneously held the title of London and UK Poetry Slam Champion. He has since run workshops and co-ordinated school poetry festivals in the UK and beyond. In 2013, his five-star reviewed poetry show Identity Mix-Up debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. In 2014, he completed the pioneering Spoken Word Educators programme, teaching in a secondary school while studying for an MA at Goldsmiths University; he also won the Rio International Poetry Slam championship at the FLUPP favela literary festival.

Keith’s fiction has appeared in anthologies and magazines, including Attitude and Tell Tales IV. His influences range from Caribbean trickster figures to Latin American surrealist authors. He is writing his first novel and a new pamphlet of his poems will be published in May.


The local acoustic singer-songwriter tells tales of love and loves losses, whisking her audience away on hopeful daydreams and leaving them with a warm sense of nostalgia. Find out more information by visiting

twitter @Phousa_Music

ceriCeri Lloyd is an Oxford based poet whose main artistic interests are place, memory, dream, and the conflation of time. O and women. To see more of her work, please visit her website Adventures in Poetry (and the allied site, The Secret Map)


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