1st Wednesday of the month in person in Chichester

Words Out Loud holds regular scheduled readings
where everyone is welcome
to come and read a poem or piece of prose.


It doesn’t matter if this is the first piece you have written or whether you are a seasoned pro, you will find a warm and supportive welcome as you share your work with us out loud.


If speaking out loud is not your thing just come along to listen and enjoy the readings with everyone.


Downstairs at Franco Manca, 1-3 South Street, Chichester PO19 1EH First Wednesday each month, 6pm for a 6:30pm start. We usually finish around 8:30pm.

Come along to hear Poetry & Spoken Word live and also take the opportunity to enjoy Franco Manca’s selection of Pizza, Salads and Light Bites as well as a wide selection of wines, beers, cocktails & spirits, teas, coffees and soft drinks. 

Seven Up


A Live Performance, Cabaret-Style Event at Franco Manca in Chichester, presented by Words Out Loud.


Mesdames et messieurs, Ladies and gentlemen. Guten abend! Bon soir! Good evening!


Seven performers, giving Seven performances, each of Seven minutes’ duration.
Set your clock, save the date, book a ticket, get your coat, grab a drink, take a seat.
This is Seven Up. 

Downstairs at Franco Manca, 1-3 South Street, Chichester PO19 1EH
Thursday 18th July
7pm – 10pm 

Celebrating the spoken word

In-Person and Online





Join us for our regular in-person Open-Mic event, taking place this month Downstairs at Franco Manca in Chichester.

Regular Open-Mic, Curated Readings, Workshops & More

Words Out Loud is a Charitable Trust that aims to foster the enjoyment and benefits of the spoken word in Chichester

Are You Listening?

Come along to one of our events, read some words out loud or simply listen to some orignal poetry and prose.

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Words Out Loud are very grateful for the support of Local Giving and Magic Little Grants in helping us extend our work in the community, helping people to explore their creative talents and share them with audiences.