Ramsgate’s Eats n Beats Poets to launch new words and music nights

Co-organiser Joshua Cialis

Do you live in Ramsgate or nearby? Are you energetic and enquiring? Do you write poetry? Are you interested in public performance? If the answer is yes, yes, yes, yes, then Ramsgate’s Eats n Beats Poets want to hear from you.

The group meets midweek at the former Vinyl Head Cafe in Addington Street and is set to launch a Friday night words and music event there on March 13. Offering six open mic slots, a music performance and two feature poets, one of its main aims is to foster local talent.

Co-organiser Joshua Cialis said: “This a very supportive and well-established group. Our members already range from their 20s to 70s and beyond and we really want to encourage people to come and perform. We can help with support and guidance on performance and editing skills.”

Bar owner Keith Wilkinson says the established midweek poetry event has become one of his favourite nights and he’s hoping the group make a success of the new Friday night venture.

Called “Crank Verse”, the group wants to turn the night into the Crank University of the Crank Universe every second Friday of each month from 7.30pm to 10pm. The first event on March 13 will feature headliner Sarah Tait – well known in Kent for her finely wrought and thought-provoking verse.

Writers interested in performing can email a sample of their work to [email protected]. They can also join the group Crank Verse on Facebook for more information.

Eats n Beats is at 2-3 The Broadway, Addington Street, Ramsgate.