Janet Sutherland

Forthcoming Readings

Recent Readings

July 16 2016 Lewes Poetry Day, South Downs Poetry Festival. Day Workshops and evening readings from Jackie Wills, John Davies, Janet Sutherland, Mandy Pannett, Patrick Bond.Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/southdownspoetryfestival  

Info from SDPFestival@gmail.com  Venue: Linklater Pavilion, the Railway Land Nature Reserve, Lewes. Whole day and evening tickets available. Evening readings 7.15 for 7.30pm ends around 9.30pm.


April 7 2016  Poetry Special at Needlewriters, Lewes with poetry from Lucy Cotterill, Judith Kazantzis, Jemma Borg, Janet Sutherland and Vanessa Gebbie. More details at www.needlewriters.co.uk


Wednesday January 20th 2016 7.45pm Ouse Muse, Bedford. Janet Sutherland plus Open mic readers. £5 audience £4 if performing/entitled to some other concession.Downstairs at the Auction Room bar, 1 Duke St, Bedford, MK40 3HD. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/OuseMuse/events/ or http://www.ianmcewen.co.uk/ouse-muse/


Wednesday November 18th 2015 7.30pm Voices Beyond Borders, an evening of music and poetry supporting refugees. Grace Nicholls, John Agard, Catherine Smith, Miriam Moss, Clare Best, Janet Sutherland and many others. Lewes Town Hall Assemby Rooms. £15


Saturday August 29th 2015 7.45pm  "Lights in the Sky" reading part of Lewes Artwave. Janet Sutherland reads with Daisy Behagg, Lorna Martin, Iman Mahumad and Matthias Asiedu-Yeboa. Plus Open mic. Little White Gallery (60 Houndean Rise, Lewes) £4


Sunday 5th July 2015 3pm. Oyster Lewes Benefit Event, Westgate Chapel, Lewes. Mezz di Voci with Abi Brown, Janet Ormerod, Susan Bain and Janet Sutherland. £5


Wednesday 14th May 2014  7.30pm Laurie Duggan, Nancy Gaffield & Janet Sutherland Publishers Launch at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH www.shearsman.com/pages/editorial/readings.


On Wednesday 28th May 7.30pm Janet Sutherland reads at New Park Centre, New Park Road,Chichester,West Sussex,PO19 7XY £3


On Thursday May 29th, 7.45pm Janet Sutherland reads with Sonya Smith, Rachel Rooney, Jackie Wills at Redroaster Coffee House,1d. St James Street, Brighton, BN2. 1RE Admission £5/£3


On Sunday 1st June 2014  7.30pm Janet Sutherland reads with Hilda Sheehan, introduced by Linda Black at Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX. www.torrianomeetinghouse.wordpress.com/events/poetry/ .£5/£4


On Wednesday 30th April 7.30pm Janet Sutherland and Jeremy Page launch new collections at The Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes, BN7 2DJ.FREE


On Thursday 10th April 7pm for 7.45pm Janet Sutherland reads with Jackie Wills and Sue Roe at Needlewriters, The Needlemakers, West Street, Lewes, BN7 2NZ £5/£3



On Wednesday 26th March 2014  8pm International Women’s Day Reading. Janet Sutherland reads with Eva Grubin, Lesley Saunders, Shanta Acharya & Sarah Wardle. at Lauderdale House, Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG www.lauderdalehouse.org.uk £5/£3


Thursday 8th March 2012 International Women’s Day event, Iambic Arts, Brighton. Poetry, the Qukuleles, stand up comedy, music, singing, and a mini excerpt from Vita and Virginia. 7pm


Sunday 30 October 2011 'Poetry and Nature' with Kay Syrad, James Simpson, Ann Segrave and Janet Sutherland. Linklater Pavilion, Lewes.


Thursday 23 September 2010 Janet Sutherland reads with Kim Lasky and Matt Freidson at Needlewriters, Needlemakers Café, West Street, Lewes. For details and map see www.needlemakers.co.uk. Doors open 7pm, readings 7.45pm £5/£3


Wednesday 29 September 2010 Janet Sutherland reads with Clare Best, Robert Seatter and John O’Donoghue at Chiddingly Festival, Poetry in the Pub at the Six Bells, Chiddingly 7.30 for 8pm. £7 Box office 01825 872 401 (from 1st September)



Wednesday 24 February 2010, 7pm for 7.30pm “As You Like It: Lesbian and Gay Poetry” Janet Sutherland and John McCullough, hosted by Liz Bahs,

Lewes Library, Styles Field, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LZ.


Thursday 28th January 2010 7.30 for 8pm Janet Sutherland reads at Salisbury Poetry Café, Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT £4 tickets 01722 321744. Open mic http://www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk/contact-us.aspx


Tuesday 1 December 2009, Alan Wearne and Janet Sutherland at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. 7.30pm


On Friday 11 December 2009, 7pm , Martin Anderson, Sarah Law and Janet Sutherland read in the Camden Poetry series, hosted by Ruth O'Callaghan. Venue: Trinity United Reform Church, 1 Buck Street, Camden Town, London.  Admission £4/£3. Wine. Reading series sponsored by Cinnamon Press.


Sunday 22 November 2009, 3pm, Janet Sutherland reads at Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PX. Admission £3.


Monday 26 October 2009, 6.30pm, Carrie Etter and Janet Sutherland launch new collections at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights,14-15 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL


Thursday 15 October 2009, 7pm, Janet Sutherland and Maria Jastrzebska launch new

collections at Hove Library, 182-186 Church Road, Hove BN3 2EG


Priory School, Lewes reading Thursday 20 November 2008 with Catherine Smith and Clare Best, compered by Jeremy Page (Frogmore Papers)


Sunday July 13 2008  Ledbury Poetry Festival, Ledbury  with Gillian Allnutt


Thursday 12 June 2008 Needlemakers reading, Lewes with Catherine Smith and Vanessa Gebbie


Thursday 1 May 2008 at Joogleberry Playhouse, Manchester Street, Brighton with John McCullough, Helen Oswald and band Scenic Routes


Tuesday 15 January 2008 Havant Arts Centre with Hugh Dunkerley with band Sue Apecella and Paul Horton, compered by Maggie Sawkins


Friday 7 December 2007 Poetry Police reading at Forest Row Community Centre with John McCullough


Thursday May 18 2006 at the Poetry Café, Betterton Street, London with Frances Presley (book launch for Burning the Heartwood)


April 2006 reading with Ros Barber at a Tall Lighthouse event at the Duke of Yorks Cinema Café, Brighton



March 30 2017 Reading with Sea Sharp and Mandy Pannett at the Nightingale Room, Grand Central, Brighton (just across from the exit of Brighton mainline train station) as part of Pighog reading series. Doors 7.15 for an 8 pm start. Tickets on the door, £5, £4 and £3 for open mic participants. See Pighog on facebook for details.


Janet Sutherland reading