Take to the cafes, bars, breweries, pubs and pool halls of Peckham this Friday, lubricating yourself with nothing but the sweet succour of literature and poetry (alcohol too if you like). It's the third annual Lit Crawl — with 16 events taking place in just one day — and 15 16ths of it are free.
Among the tantalising options are:
- Rap in a pool club: poets talk about their fave rap records, performing poems that have been inspired by these. Canavan's pool club, 7pm-7.30pm
- Barbara Brownskirt, 'humourless lesbian poet, and writer-in-residence at the 197 bus stop on Croydon Road' upgrades to a venue with four walls. Review Bookshop, 131 Bellenden Road, 7pm-7.30pm
- Liars’ League at Brick Brewery; the team of professional actors bring short stories written by Londoners to life, 7pm-7.30pm
- Coming up from air, a night of spoken word from Resonance FM, which the Guardian hailed as “the best radio station in London”. Yada’s, 8pm-8.45pm
- Bad Omens: Readings from new works about superstition, hosted by Julia Calver. The Four Quarters, 8pm-8.45pm
- FORMLESS: Five short 'formless' performances in a gym. And why not. The Yard, Copeland Park, 9pm-9.45pm
The literary orgy is followed by an after party at The Nines in Copeland Park, from 10pm.
Lit crawl happens on 16 October across Peckham from 7pm-late. The only event you need to pay/pre-book for is an evening with The Peckham Peculiar, which is selling out fast.