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Poetry To Succeed presents Poetry In Commotion - a NEW Open Mic Night at the Towngate

Do you Write? Do you perform? Are you a poet? Are you an EmCee? Do you want a space to share your creativity with others and develop as an artist? Get involved in this NEW Open Mic Night in Basildon.

Performance Dates/Times

  • Friday 15th September 2017 from 7.30pm - Details to be announced

Price range 




Age and suitability Please Note: some performances may contain adult content

Venue Towngate Gielgud Room

About Poetry in Commotion

'Poetry in Commotion' - is the brainchild of Basildon poet Olmo Lazarus, formerly one half of local spoken word duo The Tory Town Poets.

The poet - real name Jacques Bottjer - teaches youngsters through his Poetry to Succeed project and helps to organise the borough's annual Poetry Slam, which sees children from local schools compete in a spoken word poetry tournament.

He has described the 'Poetry in Commotion' event as, 'an opportunity for writers, poets and performers to share their work, discuss ideas and develop their art'.

Liz Grant, from the Foundation for Essex Arts - which has helped to launch the scheme - has plans that sessions will be held roughly every four weeks, here at the public-owned Towngate Theatre.

Get involved in this NEW Open Mic Night in Basildon.

Would you like to get involved in this NEW Open Mic Night in Basildon.


Visit Poetry to Succeed's 'Poetry in Commotion' web page

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