See what’s coming up this week

The following activities are taking place at specific times. For resources that you can use any time, visit the  stay at home library of things to do.

Poets in the Archives

article thumb - Poets in the Archives

Poets in the Archives


A monthly wellbeing session inviting you to be inspired by Southwark’s archives, discover local writers and create new works.

Date & time

Ongoing from 3 August 2021 to 2 November 2021

Poets in the Archives
Day Date Start & end times

Event Details


Are you interested in poetry in the local area and learning with others in a relaxed space?

Poets in the Archives is a facilitated group that you can join at any time. You will:

  • Be introduced to a Southwark poet, poetry and other archival material
  • Write in the company of others and in response to archival material

We meet on the FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 5 to 6pm on Zoom. For the meeting link and more information contact
We hope to run sessions within Southwark Archives as soon as this is possible.


Tuesday 14 September

A welcome back from the summer break and sharing work from a summer task to ‘take a pilgrimage’ in Southwark inspired by Chaucer.

Tuesday 5 October

Celebrating Black History Month looking at ‘The Black Women’s Writers Workshop’ (1991) run by the ALO-WA Oral History Group through archival photos and other material.

Tuesday 2 November

Looking at women’s rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft's connection to Southwark, and her essay ‘“On Poetry, and Our Relish for the Beauties of Nature” to inspire new work.


Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Assistance dogAssistance dogs welcome

Disability trainingDisability awareness training received

If steps outside no more than 3If steps outside no more than 3

Large print availableLarge print available

Positive about disabledPositive about disabled people

Seat availableSeat available

Currently running on zoom. If you have any special requirements e.g you don't want to be on camera, you would prefer the session to be sent out before hand or any thing else related to accessibility please send me an email and we will see how we can work together.

Find other events like this

Free Heritage Learning LGBT Libraries Networking Online events Poetry

Privacy settings