What we're about

## We are a group of local, talented and enthusiastic poets based in Newham

Newham Poetry Group (NPG) is a volunteer-led not-for-profit community group, made up of proactive residents who believe that creative activities should be accessible to all, especially in the context of our borough's cultural diversity. Newham Poetry Group promotes social inclusion, community engagement, and residents’ well-being, through creative activities that include poetry, creative writing, storytelling, and music. We use creativity as a tool for self-development, social cohesion, and academic support. Newham Poetry Group organises and supports a huge range of initiatives that benefit our local community: projects to increase knowledge of local poets and writers, Newham Heritage Month, local poets’ festivals, storytelling festivals, and much more. All our activities provide benefits to all the community around East London, as all backgrounds, ages, skills, and languages are proactively welcomed. ​

Thursdays at Stratford Library (3 The Grove, E15)
Saturdays at Newham Poetry House (West Ham Old Pavilion, Stratford Park, West Ham Lane E15 )
Community Cafe | Book swap | ​Creative writing workshops

Dates & times: Every Saturday, 11.30-4.30

Upcoming events (4+)

Weekly poetry session

Stratford Library

Join our poetry session.
It is a non-competitive poetry space, where you will find inspiration to keep writing and a safe space to share your creations.
It is free but donations are very welcome.
Stratford Library, 3 the grove, E15

Newham’s Queer Past podcast launch + live Q&A.

Stratford Library

Newham Poetry Group in partnership with Queer Newham

Newham’s Queer Past podcast launch + live Q&A.
Join us to hear about Newham’s Queer past through the lens of three local artists.
This will be an interactive session to explore our “queerstory” which is often overlooked and undiscovered.
Find out about the process of co-creating a community-based podcast and help us keep mapping our LGBTQ+ spaces, groups and initiatives in our borough.

Unfold stories - Online event

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We will hear from Dr Giorgia Dona d & Aura Lounasmaa - and poetry reading from refugees and asylum seekers.

You will received the link the day before the event.

Refugee week reading poetry- Unfolding stories

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A poetry reading session to acknowledge and celebrate the talent of forced migrants.

Join us to hear from Colombia Diaspora woman - include exhibition and launch of video.

Past events (623)

Weekly poetry session

Stratford Library