Thursday, November 24, 2011

Drum roll please... Catalyst Open Mic is back!

Behold, the new home of Catalyst!
Pegasus Arms (upstairs)
14 Oxford Tce (opposite Antigua Boat Sheds)
That's right, rub the sleep out of your eyes and dust off your notebooks 'cos the Catalyst crew are back and ready to rip it up at the Pegasus Arms in their fantastically atmospheric lounge bar upstairs.

We've paid our respects at the site of Al's Bar, our home for more than 3 years, now just a hole in the ground - our hearts go out to you Al. But now we're ready to recite, read, slam and generally bring the poetry back to the stage, front and centre.

We've got a brand new home, a brand new day and plenty of brand new poets out there raring to go.

Lately there's been a good amount of poetry in performance on show in our shaky city with Beat Street Sessions and the latest season of Canterbury Poets Collective evenings (themselves in a new home at CPIT Students Association) and we're glad to be back in the saddle too. There's nothing like mixing poetry and alcohol. Pegasus Arms does amazing food too, so why not come early, have some kai and hang out with the poets.

Our new details are:

Catalyst Poetry open mic
FIRST TUESDAY of the month
Pegasus Arms upstairs
14 Oxford Terrace

Stay tuned for a post shortly with the details of our very first night there in December which doubles as a book launch for Doc Drumheller's new collection of haiku - the multi-lingual In Transit.


Dennis said...

Do you folks still have your old mailing list or should we all sign up again for e-mail notifications?

Good to see you back!

Catalyst said...

Hi Dennis! We sure do - just been awful quiet lately while we put the finishing touches on Catalyst 9 check in here or on Facebook for updates - launch is going to be on FEBRUARY 7th at The Peg!