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
Events are also listed in the poetry p f eventslisting
Please let us know if you want to be added to our mailing list.
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.
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 -
Alan Jones - "His Latest Cleopatra"
Pauline Keith - "Seasonal, Mallorca"
M.C. Newton - "a child dies"
Salisbury House, Bury Street West, Edmonton, London, N9 9LA map
How to get there:
bus will stop outside (hail and ride)
No tube very close but Bush Hill Park Railway station is 15/20 minutes walk away.
There is on-street parking very close.
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