Speak Your Mind

Sam Fletcher performing in the HAC studio

Run in collaboration with Harrow Writers' Circle, Speak Your Mind is our open mic night for poets, writers, storytellers, dramatists and actors, filmmakers, and all kinds of spoken word artists. Featuring a fantastic range of work, each event is open to everyone to perform and is a great opportunity to hear some wonderful work spoken aloud by the writer themselves. 

Our next events are:

Thursday 13th February 

Thursday 20th March, after Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients

Thursday 19th June, including a scratch performance of our Young Associate Artist Gaby Nimo's new play, Fatherless Generation.

For more details on each event, check out our Live Literature events page

If you would like to perform or show your work at future events, please contact Cate on 0208 416 8963 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you would like to find out more or join Harrow Writers' Circle, please visit their website.

John Monaghan, the Chair of Harrow Writers' Circle created this wonderful poem for our first event. It sums up really well what Speak Your Mind is all about! 

Speak Your Mind

Thank you each for coming,
you are all so very kind
to listen to our stories
and let us Speak our Mind.

We’ll try to entertain you
through the medium of word,
from the oh so very serious
right through to the absurd.

There’s an urge that’s deep within us
to create a world inside
that provides some explanation
of the wider world outside.

Our tales will be as varied
as the people that we are
for we’ve come into this place
from cultures wide and far.

And if our talents have succeeded
in the weaving of a spell,
your applause and admiration
cause our nervous hearts to swell.

So thank you all for coming
you are each so very kind.
Because you have come to listen
we came to SPEAK OUR MIND.

©John Monaghan 2013
Dedicated to all the staff at Harrow Arts Centre who made the Speak your Mind events happen.

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