PoetryEast with Mimi Khalvati

Sat
7
Dec
|
7:30 pm
-
9:30 pm
In person
£10 - Book online
Book now

PoetryEast with Mimi Khalvati

Sat
7
Dec
|
7:30 pm
-
9:30 pm
In person
£10 - Book online
Book now

Mimi Khalvati returns to PoetryEast to launch her Collected Poems (Carcanet Press), having been awarded the Kings Gold Medal for Poetry. She will be in conversation with Maitreyabandhu about her life and work, and reading her poems.

Mimi Khalvati has published nine collections of poetry with Carcanet Press, including The Weather Wheel and The Meanest Flower, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, a Financial Times Book of the Year, and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. She published Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, in 2011. Her most recent collection, Afterwardness, a book of sonnets, was a Poetry Book Society Winter Wild Card (2019) and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into nine languages and she received a Cholmondeley Award in 2006. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and founder of the Poetry School.

Born in Tehran, Mimi grew up on the Isle of Wight, where she attended boarding school from the age of six, and has lived most of her life in England. She trained at Drama Centre London and has worked as an actor and director in the UK and Iran.

Come in person

Doors open 15 minutes before the start. When you arrive, there'll be someone on reception to help you with any queries. There'll also be short breaks during most events.

Price

£10 - Book online
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Venue

Opening times

Reception hours | 10am-5pm | Mon to Sat
Evening Classes | 7pm to 9.30pm | Mon to Fri
Sunday events | Check event page for timings

Getting here

Our address is: 51 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, E20HU. The nearest tube stations within 5-10 minutes walk are Bethnal Green (Central Line and Overground), Cambridge Heath (Overground) and Stepney Green (District and Hammersmith & City lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from the centre.

How to book

Most of our events are by donation, you don't need to book just simply turn up on the day.

For courses and retreats, pre-booking online is recommended. There’s no need to print your e-ticket.

Plan your visit

Toilets
An accessible toilet is located in the building.

Cloakroom
You can leave your coats and bags in the cloakroom provided. We ask that you take your footwear off if you plan on entering the shrine room. Please bring any valuable items with you into the class.

Bookshop
There is a bookshop at reception which includes books on Buddhism, Meditation and Mindfulness as well as ritual items, incense and cards. We accept both cash and card.

Access

If you require wheelchair or step free assistance please let reception know upon arrival or call beforehand. Depending on which shrine rooms will be used a team member will be able to assist with the use a ramps and lifts in the building.

Eating and drinking

During some events tea and biscuits are served during breaks while on day retreats and festival days there is vegan lunch shared between all those present.

If you would like to eat before or after an event at the centre the Mandala cafe is next door to the London Buddhist Centre! The Mandala team are friends and Buddhists, and this is a non-profit venture (we are a registered charity) so do come along and experience the unique and friendly atmosphere.

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 3.30pm
Sunday CLOSED