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Salisbury House Poets

Salisbury House, Bury Street West, Edmonton, London, N9 9LA

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About Salisbury House Poets

Salisbury House Poets have been meeting since 2000.  It was founded by Anthony Fisher, Jane Elder and Valerie Darville.  The group has a genuine interest in both reading and listening to poetry – half of the evening is devoted to “poets from the floor” and the other half to a guest poet.  New members are always welcome.

Salisbury House is a Grade II listed Jacobean house in Bury Street West, Edmonton, with an unproven link to the “hanging judge” Judge Jeffreys.  Arts and Crafts classes are run throughout the week and it also has room for hire for workshops and meetings.  Many community groups use the house in the evenings.

The group receives no public funding and is reliant on its events for funding, so please, please, do come along to enjoy and join in the readings and enter future competitions if you can.


Regular monthly readings on Saturday Evenings.  Events commence at 7:30 p.m. and end about 10:00 with an interval for refreshments.   Entrance £3.50 Concessions £2.50.

Events include “Poets from the Floor”, where members of the audience are able to read a poem of their own.

Hosts:  Valerie Darville and Anthony Fisher.


January - no meeting - New Year break

Sat Feb 4: Penelope Shuttle

Sat Mar 3: Allen Ashby & Louis Cennamo

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Salisbury House Poets ran their first poetry competition in 2006, with a first prize of £500, which was judged by Mario Petrucci and attracted almost 800 entries.  The competition continues and if you join our mailing list, you'll be sent details of the next one.


Open Poetry Competition, 2006

Judge:   Mario Petrucci                                     (link to Mario Petrucci web-page)

1st Place: Jenny Vuglar - "Jerome in his Study"

2nd Place: Rose Flint - "Only Maid"

(Joint) 3rd Place: Linda Saunders - "Thornton Force"

(Joint) 3rd Place: Jacqueline Medway -
"The year that Man walked on the moon, he bought a carpet"

Runners Up

Alan Jones - "His Latest Cleopatra"

Pauline Keith - "Seasonal, Mallorca"

M.C. Newton - "a child dies"

Contact details:

Salisbury House, Bury Street West, Edmonton, London, N9 9LA     map

How to get there:

192 bus will stop outside (hail and ride) .  
329 bus stops at Ridge Avenue Library, then 5/10 minutes walk.
W8 stops at Ridge Avenue Library, 5/10 minute walk

No tube very close but Bush Hill Park Railway station is 15/20 minutes walk away.  

There is on-street parking very close.

e-mail Anthony Fisher and Valerie Darville

Information page at:  Chela Ltd


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