Pocket Change: April 23rd to 29th

Pocket Change is our weekly round-up of creative events, fun links and books we love! Have something to add? Let us know. This is your space too!



Via drifttheatre.com

London theatre company Drift is hosting Drift #6, a night for new writers to showcase their work. This is a perfect event for directors and actors as well!

When: Tuesday, April 25th, 8pm to 10pm

Where: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4RH

Tickets are only £6!


Head to Boxed In for an evening of spoken word, open mic and  acoustic performances.

Open mic sign up 7 to 7:30!

When: Tuesday, April 25th, 7pm to 9pm

Where: Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6GY

Free event!



That’s What She Said is back for another installment of spoken word hosted by some wise and hilarious women.

Email paul@forbookssake.net if you’d like to sign up to speak!

When: Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm to 10pm

Where: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4RH

Tickets are £7 online, £10 on the door


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Via wellversedink.org

Open mic and spoken word night brought to you by Well Versed Ink and poets Lionheart and Emmanuel Sugo!

When: Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm to 9pm

Where: Boxpark Croydon, 99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD

Tickets are FREE!



Photo via thecanvascafe.org

Take a free art therapy class this week, put on by The Museum of Happiness!

When: Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: The Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL


Stop by the photography networking event, The Social: Building Your Network to get advice and chat with pro photographers who are doing their creative best like releasing books and holding workshops around London!

When: Thursday, April 27th, 6:30pm to 8pm

Where: 16-18 Ramillies Street, Top Floor Gallery (5th Floor), London, W1F 7LW

Free event, but you’ve gotta book!


This month, the Urban Sketchers sketchcrawl heads to Alexandra Palace. You have a whole host of sights to draw, including the skating rink, the lake, the rose garden and of course, Ally Pally itself, (inside and out!). Just show up with your sketchbooks!

When: Saturday, April 29th, 11am to 3:30pm

Where: Alexandra Palace, London

Always a free event!


Using your own sketches, some wire and lots of colorful beads, you can try your hand at crown making thanks to Urban Makers East! (You can feel like you’re at Coachella, even though you’re really, really not!)

When: Saturday, April 29th, 1pm to 4pm

Where: Urban Makers Pop-up, Fount London, Arches 358 – 360, Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN

Tickets are £20!


There are no book reviews or fun links this week, but if you’ve discovered something creative you wanna share with everyone, let us know and we will post it in our weekly Pocket Change posts! Pass on the creative knowledge!

– – Brittany Forbes

Disclosure: We don’t get any money if you click on the links we provide (although if someone wants to pay us, that’s cool). We genuinely love the events and links we post and want to share them with as many people as possible. The path to creativity should never be kept a secret!
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