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 1st November
Performance at 7.30pm
£5 for evening performance. Call Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650.
World renowned jazz bassist Dave Green joins Pat McCarthy and Josie Moon for poetry and improvisation in the first date of their planned UK tour.

The Albert Room, Cleethorpes Library
Thursday 6th December
Performance at 7.30pm
£5 for evening performance. Call Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650.
Emerging Voices is a writing project for young people in North East Lincolnshires. This is their first ensemble performance. Come along and support emerging talent.

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.

Waltham Library from 7:30pm to 9pm on:
Saturday 3rd November, 2018
Saturday 1st December, 2018
Saturday 2nd February, 2019
Saturday 2nd March, 2019

Tickets cost £3.50 and are available from Waltham Library.

The Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library from 7:30pm to 9pm on:
Saturday 26th January, 2019
Saturday 23rd February, 2019
Saturday 30th March, 2019
Saturday 27th April, 2019
Saturday 25th May, 2019
Saturday 29th June, 2019

Tickets cost £3.50 and are available from Cleethorpes Library.


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.


There will also be two workshops for people wishing to take part in one of the Spoken Word events but who feel they would be more confident if they attend a workshop about how to do this first. Or to help those who have completed a piece of creative writing that they would like to read in public, but feel that they need some support to get their writing up to scratch. These will be held at Cleethorpes Library on Friday 11th January at 2pm and Friday 18th January at 7.30pm.

Workshops are free, but places are limited and allocated on a first come/first served basis. If you wish to take part in one of the workshops, please contact Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650 or email: cleethorpes.library@lincsinspire.com.


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.