Poetic Licence

Poetic Licence

Bringing poetry to the people

Poetic Licence are Ysella Sims and Jane Tipping. We met as postgraduate students at Plymouth University where we quickly discovered a mutual passion for performance/showing off/reading out loud.

Our first event was a one-off event for CredFest 2019 which evolved into monthly Poetry in the Pub open mic sessions at The Lamb Inn in Sandford. We are in the pub on the last Friday of each month from 8pm to 10pm. Sign up for the newsletter or follow us on socials to keep up to date with calls to sign up for a slot.

We’ve loved developing an open and supportive poetry/spoken word family and have had some brilliant headliners, like Matt Harvey, Tim King, Jackie Juno and Roisin’s Brother. During the summer we teamed up with Crediton Arts Centre to bring some of the best performance poets in the South West to Crediton’s town square for Share in the Square – a series of live performance events. 

We have big plans for future events and can’t wait to be back in the pub on the last Friday of every month.

Follow us on Facebook and while we can’t be in the pub you can send us poems/spoken word/flash fiction for our new, immersive podcast, Tell Me Something.