South Bank Poetry Presents: their 25th Issue Launch and London Poetry Competition Awards Ceremony

 In Events, Readings

With readings by special guest, actress Annette Badland

Saturday 3rd December 2016 19:00 – 21:30

City Lit College, Covent Garden, 1-10 Keeley St, London, WC2B 4BA


Join SBP founder Peter Ebsworth and publisher Katherine Lockton for an evening of poetry.
A chance to celebrate 8 years of South Bank Poetry Magazine, and launch the 25th Issue.

South Bank Poetry (SBP) is the UK’s leading urban poetry magazine publishing poems from the cities. Founded in 2008 by City Lit student and poet Peter Ebsworth the magazine is sold in Foyles as well as independent booksellers and online at

Katherine Lockton is a poet from London. Her primary mission as publisher of South Bank Poetry Magazine is to promote creativity and public engagement with the arts at a time when people’s voices aren’t necessarily being heard.

Annette Badland is a much loved acctress, who has appeared in roles in Eastenders, Bergerac and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is a fan of South Bank Poetry Magazine, having lived and worked in cities.

South Bank Poetry is a Prince’s Trust supported organisation. The organisation’s mission is to make poetry accessible to all through community workshops and poetry readings to connect poets and readers from London and further afield. SBP works within the community to highlight the mental and physical benefits created by writing and experiencing poetry.

South Bank Poetry magazine is published periodically, as an anthology of poems about city life, submitted by novice and published poets from across the world. The recent SBP poetry competition, A Competition for London Poems, was judged by award winning poet Mimi Khalvati (whose work is published by Carcanet Press).

The 25th issue is a celebration of London.

SBP”s strategy is to place poetry in places where poetry is not traditionally located, and to take poems as submissions from poets – some of whom wouldn’t normally have the confidence to submit their work to an established magazine, or to call themselves poets.

SBP has appeared on national television, on channel 4. Poet and comedian Mark Silcox attended an SBP community poetry reading as part of his filming for An Immigrant’s Guide to Britain. These evenings are hosted by SBP as an opportunity for experienced and novice writers to come together to showcase their work, and for readers to listen and talk with fellow creatives.


The night will feature a reception, poetry readings and awards ceremony.


SBP Magazine issue no 25

For further information and tickets, please contact Katherine Lockton.

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