Call for Artists!

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Scratch night

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Calling Writers, Performers & Poets!

We welcome you to Scratch, Crackle & POP!, our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Want to get involved?

Applications for the March 2020 scratch night are now OPEN. 

Please send the following information to by Sunday 16 February for the chance to take part:

  • The type & length of performance (ie. theatre/dance/spoken word. Performances must last no longer than 15 minutes)
  • Max 200 words description of the performance (this doesn’t have to be too polished and can be a list of ideas, themes or questions you are exploring)
  • Links to previous/current work (eg. YouTube/Vimeo/Tumblr)
  • Basic tech requirements

All applicants shall receive a response by Wednesday 19 February. The show will take place on Thursday 12 March.


Open mic night

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Calling all budding singers & songwriters!

Every second Friday of the month, we host an open mic night as part of our Live in the Library sessions.

Express yourself with originals, covers, songs, stories, poems, jokes or sounds. Anything goes! Hosted by Tom Price-Stephens, a versatile Welsh singer of songs and previous host of InSpiral’s popular Camden Open Mic.

If you want to take part, sign up on the night from 6pm. And if you have any questions, drop Will an email on