Pocket Change: May 28th to June 3rd

Pocket Change is our list of fun creative events in and around London to help you get inspired and network! If you’d like your creative event listed, or know of something you think others would enjoy, let us know!


To round off Mental Health Awareness month, The Hoxton is hosting a panel discussion about the mental health journey of three creatives

When: Monday, May 29th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: The Hoxton, Holborn, 199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD

Tix are £5 and proceeds go to Mind!


Nosy Crow Illustrator Salon presents Jamie Littler! Nosy Crow pal Tom Bonnick will be interviewing Jamie about his new work, there will be questions with the audience, a book signing and drinks!

When: Tuesday, May 30th, Doors at 6:30

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

General admission is £4, but £7 gets you a signed copy of Jamie’s book!


A basement art event at Star of Kings which includes writing, photography, live performance and installation!

When: Tuesday, May 30th, 7pm

Where: 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX

£2 cash on the door


well versed

via wellversedink.org

Spoken word and open mic with Well Versed and poet, Jolade!

When: Wednesday, May 31st, 7pm to 9pm

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

Free event!



via outspokenldn.com

A night of poetry and music with Out-Spoken London!

When: Wednesday, May 31st, 7pm

Where: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN

Tix are £8 online, £10 on the door!




via forbookssake.net

For Books Sake is back at The Book Club with That’s What She Says! An evening of #girlboss empowered spoken word.

Email paul@forbookssake.net if you’d like to claim your open mic spot and get up and do your thing!

When: Wednesday, May 31st, 7pm to 10:30pm

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

Tickets are £7 in advance, or £10 on the door!



via genesiscinema.co.uk

Genesis Cinema is back with (my personal fave) their slam poetry event! It’s three rounds, and if you get there early enough, you may get a chance to be a judge and show your support for all your favorite slammers!

Email poetry@genesis-cinema.co.uk if you feel like signing up to perform!

When: Thursday, June 1st, 7pm to 10:30pm

Where: Bar Paragon, Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4UJ

It’s always a free event, but you’ve still got to grab a ticket!



via QuillLondon.com

Quill London is having a book launch! There will also be free drop-in workshops throughout the day!

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 2pm to 4pm ( *Same times on Sunday, June 4th as well!)

Where: 37 Amwell Street, London, EC1R 1UR

Free event!


Future Events


via camberwellarts.org.uk

Camberwell Arts Festival: all corners of Camberwell will be oozing with art + creativity! There are events and workshops all throughout the festival so have a look at their brochure online and plan to get inspired!

When: June 10th to 18th

Where: Camberwell, SE5


It’s time for the second year of the Emerald Street Literary Festival! These workshops are selling out already so visit the link to book your sessions!

When: Saturday, June 10th, 11am to 6:45 pm

Where: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

– – Brittany Forbes

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