Lincs Inspire's arts development team works with local artists and creative organisations to support and develop aspriring writers, be it through workshops or providing the opportunity for them to showcase their work. Talk to us today about our support to local artists and groups including help with accessing funding for a new project. 

Poetry Thursdays

A series of Poetry nights funded by Arts Council England run in partnership with Josie Moon of the La Luna Poetry Publishing Company; featuring local, regional and national artists. Each of the Poetry nights will be complemented by a workshop during the day to provide support to local poets at all levels. For more information about this contact info@josiemoon.co.uk

The Albert Room, Cleethorpes Library
Thursday, June 6
Performance at 7.30pm

£5 for evening performance. Call Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650. Advance booking advised due to limited spaces.

In a change to our advertised program we are delighted to present Keep Your Chin Up, a one woman show presented by Hull based writer Polly Pattison based on the letters written by her mother during World War 2.

In 2015 Polly Pattison unexpectedly came across a bundle of letters written between the years 1940 - 1943, the early years of the Second World War. The letters were written by her mother (Ethel) an ordinary working class woman living in Hull to her husband (Ken, Polly's father) a Desert Rat serving with the Eight Army in North Africa. Polly soon realised that what began as very personal letters had now after so many years gained great social and historical significance.

As a tribute to her mother and all the women who kept the home fires burning, Polly decided to share her mother's experiences with a wider audience. Ethel usually signed off with messages of love and the encouraging 'Keep Your Chin Up', often difficult to do in those dark days.

The Albert Room, Cleethorpes Library
Friday, June 14
Performance at 7.30pm, 

£8 for evening performance. Call Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650. Advanced booking advanced due to limited spaces.

A Cartoon History of Here 
Comedy, cartoonery, poetry & improv. created by Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband with tonight’s audience! A fast-fl owing, rapid-raft ing adventure in which two top funny men refl ect upon local stories and legends. For audiences, 9 to 109.

The Albert Room, Cleethorpes Library
Thursday, July 4 
Performance at 7.30pm

£5 for evening performance. Call Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650. Advanced booking advised due to limited spaces.

We are delighted to bring these fantastic, funny and brilliant women to Cleethorpes for the last of the Poetry Thursdays events for this season

Open Mic Events 

Local writers, poets and book lovers will have the chance to give readings of their own work and from their favourite literature at Lincs Inspire’s Open Mic - Spoken Word events.

Lincs Inspire Libraries and Arts Development services have joined forces to bring these events and writing workshops to local people. With funding from Libraries Connected the project is supporting local people to develop their writing, share it with likeminded people and bring exciting new events to our libraries.

Remaining dates for the open mic nights in the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library are: 

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:00pm 
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:00pm


If you wish to deliver a public reading at one or more of these events, (up to 10 mins performance time) please email: dave.power@lincsinspire.com. All we ask is that you don’t include any offensive material.


Address: Bradley Football Development Centre, Bradley Road, Grimsby, DN37 0AG.

To talk to Lincs Inspire's Arts Development team, including funding opportunities if you are a local artist, contact rachel.mcwilliam@lincsinspire.com
or call (01472) 323004.