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An Obscurity of Poets


Mascara Bar

72 Stamford Hill N16 6XS London

Gig Description

An Obscurity of Poets

Thursday 27th June 2019 - 7pm - 11pm

Poets are the "unacknowledged legislators of the world" according to Percy Byshee Shelley. But it's not just as legislators, so much as in general that they're unacknowledged.

Come along to the fantastic Mascara Bar to help redress that at An Obscurity of Poets, the night that puts poetry and poetics first. Hosted by poet, storyteller and self-proclaimed public intellectual, Andrew James Brown.

Come along and enjoy the wit and wisdom of our fabulous feature acts, or share some words of your own on the open mic, with sign up from 19:00.


Joshua Seigal:

Joshua Seigal is a stand up poet for both children and adults , based in London. He is an official National Poetry Day Ambassador and has several books published by Bloomsbury. He has taken shows to places such as Edinburgh Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Dubai Literary Fesitval. He has been described by the Sunday Times as "extremely imaginative and wonderful" **** Broadway Baby **** Three Weeks. Check out more on

Richard Purnell:

The master. Poetry delivered with panche. Wit and wisdom.

More to be announced (I promise!)

There'll also be a fantastic quiz with even more fantastic prizes to be won!

And best of all, it's all free and in a fabulous location.



Source: Mascara Bar website