Black Country Museum To Host Spooky Spoken Word Event

The Works’ Canteen at the Black Country Living Museum is set to host a night of SPOOKen word for Halloween.

This month’s night of poetry, storytelling and music takes place this evening at the Tipton Road venue. The theme is dedicated to writing that is either tinged with the supernatural or is the work of a dead poet. The museum’s poet in residence, Dave Reeves, is encouraging people bring along their own most fearful lines or come and read a homage to a departed bard. Dave said:

"We always hear some great original writing at these evenings, and for this one night we’re looking to celebrate your favourite dead poet, especially if they wrote something haunting. But just one poem per departed bard please, because we’d really like to hear your own original work whether it is spooky or not!

"There’s a whispering that there’ll be a prize for the worst dressed, but just remember that not everything you fear is true!"

So whether you fancy ravin’ about the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe or exploring the rooms of Longfellow’s Haunted House with a flickering candle; join Dave by bringing along a poem of your own that is either frightening in its telling or, as he will be doing, bringing some simply supernaturally frightful poetry. The Black Country Living Museum’s Head of Learning, Mel Weatherley, added:

"The Works’ Canteen is held in the museum’s Rolfe Street Café and everyone is welcome. Whether you are an experienced performer, a first time reader, or just want to sit and listen to some great original writing, you will find the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming – as well as, for one night only, spooky."

The doors of The Works’ Canteen open at 7.00pm and the event begins at 7.30. Admission is £3.00


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