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Open Mic: Heartspoken Open Mic Night  

Thursday 1st December 2022 , 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling poets and poetry lovers of all levels and languages! Heartspoken Word are back for their second open mic night at the Nunnery Gallery, revolving around the theme of ‘a lost love letter’.  
Heartspoken Word Open Mic (2022) – Explosion of Words event programme

A lost love letter. 

Imagine, you have found it.   

Who is it for?   

What does it say?   

Where does it take you to?  

Our abandoned earth of existence is calling her lovers to read a poem.  

This event is open to poets of all levels of experience – whether it’s your first time reading or you’re a seasoned pro – as well as to those who want to simply listen in and enjoy the performances. The evening will also feature readings from some familiar faces in London’s spoken word, poetry, and open mic scenes.   

Grab the mic and bring all your letters – be they for your ancestors, hazy memories, or to our endangered planet.  

£3 for audience members and open mic-ers
181 Bow Road
London, London E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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More about Heartspoken Word 

Heartspoken Word is an intimate spoken word, poetry, and open mic night founded by Maliha Haider, which first emerged at former social café, Ziferblat. A space where both established and amateur poets share the mic, Heartspoken Word’s nights allow readers and listeners to explore topics free from limitations or boundaries. Previous nights have centred on themes including exploration, impressions, healing, time of changes, as well as a special edition around city and nature which was held at an art installation at St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the London Architecture Festival in 2018.  

More about Maliha Haider 

Maliha is a London based Pakistani writer and translator. Her writing journey yearns to find home in objects, people and places. Her poems have a consistent theme of human-absurdity, paradox and nostalgia 


The Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. 

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road. 

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3) 

Transport Information 

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 4pm 
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ 
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away. 
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area. 
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.