Open Mic

Meet Authors, Poets and Illustrators

Next Open Mic

Thursday 2nd May

Guest Performer Tony Curry

Tony is returning to perform his Tall Tales for All Men. This is a series of short stories and poems. In the show Tony shares stories about growing up in Crawley, Sussex in the 1970’s. Tony is the youngest of four brothers, born to an English Father and South African Mother. The stories are full of love, warmth and humour. However, there is also a sadder aspect to the show where Tony will talk about losing both his brother and father, prematurely. As well as being a performance poet, musician and writer, Tony also works with men, as an aid to improving their health. The show is also intended to do just that, as well.



Encouraging local writers, poets and storytellers to share their work on an open platform

Glossop Bookfest hosts monthly Open Mic events. Our aim is to attract, encourage and promote local writers such as poets and storytellers to share their work on an open platform. We understand that for many writers this can be a daunting challenge, but they needn’t worry as the audience and fellow performers are an appreciative and welcoming group who will support their efforts.
Contact organiser/host Andy at

First Thursday every month
7.30-9.30 p.m
at Glossop Labour Club
(accessible, friendly, cheap drinks!)
Contact organiser/host Andy at