Juan’s Claws Screening 13 July

We are proud to host another intriguing film screening at Offside Books, on 13 July 2017 from 7pm.

This time it’s a short documentary about the determination of a man and his battle with an inherited disease – Friedreich’s Ataxia – that debilitates all muscles in the body. Working in between the genre of observational documentary and personal cinema, it follows Juan’s journey to the middle of the jungle along the Don Diego river, in the Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta – Colombia, one of his dreams for his fortieth birthday celebration.

The film is a reflection about the perception of time and a celebration of one man’s courage against all odds.

Entry: £6.00 includes drink and nibbles

Poetry of Many Worlds 5 July 2017

Update: Another great night – here’s the feedback from Brian:

Hi Folks,

Thank you for making this evening so amazing!
Here is a list of some of the poems that were read:

Vasko Popa: Give me back my rags
Partaw Naderi: My voice
Sheenagh Pugh: Sometimes
Thomas Hardy: At Castle Boterel
Robert Lowell: Mother Marie Therese
James Windsor: Malcolm and The Angels

also recommended :
Gabriel Garcia Marquez : No one writes to the Colonel
JRR Tolkien ; Rivendell chapter from Lord of the Rings
Ursula K Le Guin: The Dispossessed, The Wizard of Earthsea,

Next month's Poetry of Many Worlds will be on Wednesday August 2nd.

The theme will be
Responses to world events (such as Grenfell Tower...)

See you then.

Best regards



Once again there is another evening of poetry on the first Wednesday of the month – 5th July at 7:00 at Offside Books, 92 Willesden Lane.

As per our esteemed host Brian Lee, the theme will be as follows:

Poems that help you, have helped you get through the dark times -
depression or inner crisis - or have helped you cope with what life has
thrown at you.

We all go there and hopefully we all come back stronger and ready to face
the world.

Looking forward to hearing what you come up with.

Also, if you like you can bring poems on other themes, or you are also
welcom to come and listen.

Booklaunch July 2 2017 CHIAROSCURO

Offside books and ‘Poetry of many worlds’ take great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of CHIAROSCURO – a collection of poems by Chetana.

Chetana lives locally, and has enchanted attendees of our regular poetry meetups with her poems.  She is now launching a collection of her poems on Sunday 2 July at 3pm to 5pm.

Space is limited so RSVP to 020 7624 9340  or info@offsidebooks.com

7 June 2016 Poetry of Many Worlds

Once again there is another evening of poetry next Wednesday 7th June at 7:00 at Offside Books, 92 Willesden Lane.

The theme this time is “Love and Lust”., and as before the night will be overseen by Brian Lee.

Please bring poems to share on this theme,
your own poems on any theme
or just come and listen

As before, the charge for entrance will be £3. Tea/refreshments will be served.

*** UPDATE  ***

Brian’s summary of the night..

Hi Folks,

A big thank you to all who came and shared and listened last night. So many
of the pieces that were read touched me and really moved me.

Here is a list of what I managed to catch of poems that were read:

William Blake - Never seek to tell thy love...
William Shakespeare - Let me not... (Sonnet 116)
Sir Thomas Wyatt - The lover sheweth how he is forsaken of such as he
sometime enjoyed.
Maya Angelou - Come and be my baby
Constantine Cavafy - The Mirror in the Hall
Rumi - The Lovers
Antonio Jacinto - Letter from a contract worker
Rhoda Janzen - Ras el Hanout
Samuel Beckett - Cascando
Pablo Neruda - Lovely one
Pablo Neruda - If you forget me
Derek Walcott - Adam's Song
Andrew Marvell - To his coy mistress
Rumi - The Turn dance in your blood (Inside water, a waterwheel...)
Reiko Iwano - An alien poet's struggle to make a poem in English

*The next evening will be on Wednesday 5th July at 7pm* at Offside Books,
92 Willesden Lane. Kilburn.

Theme to be announced!

*** Also for your diary : *Launch of Che's book 'Chiaroscuro*' ***
*Sunday 2nd July at 3pm* at the bookshop

More details closer to the date.

Have a good month