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Ouse Muse

Ouse Muse is Bedford’s premier regular poetry open mic evening. We are now generally the thirdWednesday night of the month. Each event has one or more guest readers but there is always plenty of open mic time – sign up from 7.30pm if you want to perform. The cost is £5 audience £4 if performing/entitled to some other concession. So here are the dates and guests for May-June 2018.


May 16 Sally Douglas (Mark Steinhardt supporting)

Jun 20 Rory Waterman (Sarah Davies supporting)

We take a break in July but never fear Ouse Muse returns on 15th August with Myra Schneider.

All these events will be downstairs at the Auction Room bar, 1 Duke St, Bedford, MK40 3HD, starting at 7.45pm. Please come and see us!

We also get involved with all sorts of other poetry-related stuff in Bedford including our occasional slam series BedSlam! and events in co-operation with the Library service. Visit Ouse Muse on Facebook to find our latest events and updates or sign up to our email list for a full list of upcoming poetry events within a thirty minute drive of the Bedford area (and a few further afield).