On the Day Details

Date: Saturday 22 September 2018

Timings: Free Verse is open to the public from 11am to 5pm. Exhibitors can set up from 10am.

Venue: Free Verse is at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. The main Fair is in the William Beveridge Hall, the daytime readings and workshops are in rooms adjacent, and the evening event is in the Chancellors Hall. There will also be a room available in which to sit quietly.

Here’s a map  and here is public transport information.

Parking: cars can drop off passengers at the Malet Street entrance, but there is no on-site parking. For parking spaces near the venue, search here.

Entry: the Fair is free to enter, but all donations towards the publishers’ travel bursary fund will be gratefully received. Please book the Pamphlet Publishing and Profile Building workshops, and Chelsey Minnis’ evening event separately.

Access: the Fair, daytime readings and workshops are on the ground floor. Accessible loos are one floor down via a lift. The evening reading is up one flight of stairs, and there is a lift. 

Wifi is available.

Food & Drink: There is a small café on site; and there are lots of cafés and restaurants in the area. If you’d like a pub to gather in after the Fair and before the evening reading, we will post some recommendations shortly.

Cash: The nearest cashpoints are opposite Waterstones at the north end of Malet Street, and in the Co-op in Store Street. Some publishers will take card payments, some will be cash only.

Open House: Senate House is also taking part in Open House Weekend, so tours of the rest of the building will be available throughout the day. 

Emergencies: in the unlikely event of an emergency, please be directed by Senate House staff.

If you have any queries, please drop us a line at jbird@poetrysociety.org.uk