Empowering communities through the arts
Poetical Word took root in 2015 when a regular poetry jam moved out of the area and we sensed the need for our voices to be heard. From there on out, we decided to host our very own open mic poetry event. Over the years, we have gradually grown to appreciate the impact that the arts can have.
Our aim is to spread the love of literature through the spoken word. We want to make the arts accessible to everyone in our community.
We put on free monthly open mic poetry events for the public.
We support local organisations in hosting poetry events and showcases.
We engage audiences through a series of creative Services.
We support writers and help them get published.
We provide a platform for commissions and artist bookings.
We help artists get established and recognised.
We work in the community to support the homeless.
We deliver creative projects throughout our local area.
We deliver creative poetry and art sessions.
Every art form is a powerful tool for self development. Since our inception, we’ve been engaged in several creative projects that explore the tangible impact that the arts can have on both the individual and collective.
Slices of cake eaten
“Poetical Word is West London’s liveliest and most community invested poetry group. We couldn’t do it without them. They have added a very special dimension to the work of Autism Hounslow: Encouraging Neuro- Diverse Hounslow residents to express themselves using the Spoken Word. It’s a truly collaborative relationship - thanks to everyone at PW. “
- Roseann Connolly, founder, Autism Hounslow
“Poetical Word has helped to raise some social issues by the use of poetry. Highlighting via the Word has been used by Man throughout his timeline of existence.”
- Ex Deputy Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Mukesh Malhotra
“We have collaborated with Poetical Word on a couple of projects and we have enjoyed working with them. They are an inspiring group of creatives who support and welcome others. I look forward to working with Poetical Word on many more future projects.”
- Sharon Walters, Public Programmes Officer, Gunnersbury Park and Museum