Red Sail Poetry Night

LyricByAl, Sam Moody & turntable gallery
19 August 2023

In partnership with the turntable gallery, RED SAIL is delighted to invite you to our first ever 'Turn up, take part and support Grimsby's first poetry open mic night.’!

We passionately believe that poetry and art should be accessible by, and belong to everyone. Sign up during RED SAIL and you'll be invited up to showcase what you've got! Words? Music? Art? This is your platform, your stage, your night.
Coinciding with the Print Pride exhibition, you will have the chance to take in the works on display, listen to readings and enjoy the live music. Grab your free drink, provided by DOCKS BEERS, and enjoy the party. If you’re eager to sign up, or simply drink in the atmosphere, you’ll be part of what promises to be the area's most exciting new event.

In addition to the donation-based bar, you’ll also be able to get your hands on a raffle ticket for our amazing charity raffle. With prizes provided by acclaimed, local ceramicist; Sunshine Child, and signed work by the award-winning Eve Leoni, you’ll be in with a chance to win something very special. With all money raised from the raffle being donated to the incredible, men's mental health charity, Andy's Man Club, we are ensuring your contributions will count.

After Event:
What an incredible evening! Last night saw the launch, in conjunction with Red Sail, of Grimsby’s first ever poetry, music and art event. It was a bit sweary, a bit punchy, but so very emotional. Our town, our area has such a thriving, creative community, boasting an inspirational wealth of talent, which is often denied a stage, or a place to have their voices heard.

That changed yesterday. As part of the turntable’s and Red Sail’s commitment to the arts, we had the very great pleasure of hosting a broad range of amazing artists. Work has already begun to plan the next event, which is to be held at our new gallery on the docks, tt88. If you’d like to take part, please just let us know.

We would like to thank all of those who made the evening possible, and that includes everyone who attended. We couldn’t do what we do without the love and passion you bring. Please keep on supporting the arts and making sure your voices are heard. Here’s to the next one!



turntable gallery
  • 88 Wharncliffe Road
  • Grimsby
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • DN31 3QJ
  • UK
Opening Hours
  • Thursday to Saturday
  • 11:00 - 14:00
  • or by appointment