About Pitshanger Poets

We are the Pitshanger Poets.  We are a loose, eclectic group that has been celebrating poetry since 1985.  We hold readings, we publish a slim compilation volume and have been known to host competitions, but the mainstay of the group is our weekly workshop, held at Questors’ Theatre, Ealing.  You are welcome to join us.

We meet at 8pm every Tuesday in the library at Questor’s Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing, generally to read our own work.  Please bring a poem, please bring some copies and be ready to read and discuss it in an open, convivial atmosphere.  The Pitshanger Poets comprise young and not-so-young, published and un-published.  We enjoy all forms of poetry and are not wedded to any one form or tradition.  The aim of the group is to improve your work and support your poetry ambitions.

Questor’s Theatre is at 12 Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5BQ.

Tube and Train

The theatre is an eight minute walk from Ealing Broadway station (on the Central and District lines, and also national rail) and about 15 minutes’ walk from South Ealing station (Piccadilly line).

Buses

Bus routes 83, 207, 427, 607 stop by the Town Hall, routes E2, E7, E8, E11 stop on New Broadway, and route 65 stops on High Street – all 3 or 4 minutes’ walk away from the theatre.

The following route information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but please check the TfL links above for up-to-date information.
Route 65 – Ealing High Street, South Ealing station (Piccadilly line), Brentford, Kew Bridge station (overground to Putney, Barnes, Chiswick, Brentford, Syon Lane, Isleworth, Hounslow), Kew Gardens, Richmond station (District line), Ham, Kingston
Route 83 – Golders Green station (Northern line), Hendon Central station (Northern line), West Hendon station, Kingsbury, Wembley Park station (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines), Wembley Central station (Bakerloo line, overground to Bushey, Kilburn, South Hampstead)), Alperton station (Piccadilly line), Hanger Lane station (Central line), Ealing New Broadway, West Ealing station (overground to Paddington, Hanwell, Southall, West Drayton), Hanwell
Route 207 – White City, Shepherd’s Bush station (Central line), Acton Central station (overground to Brondesbury, Hampstead Heath, Highbury & Islington, Hackney Central), Ealing Common station (District line), Ealing New Broadway, Southall, Hayes
Route 427 – Acton, Ealing Common station (District line), Ealing New Broadway, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes, Hillingdon, Uxbridge
Route 607 – White City, Shepherd’s Bush station (Central line, Acton Central station (overground to Brondesbury, Hampstead Heath, Highbury & Islington, Hackney Central), Ealing Common station (District line), Ealing New Broadway, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes, Uxbridge station (Metropolitan and District lines)
Route E2 – Brentford, Northfields station (Piccadilly line), Ealing Town Hall, Pitshanger Lane, Ruislip Road, Greenford
Route E7 – Ealing Town Hall, West Ealing station (overground to Paddington, Hanwell, Southall, West Drayton), Greenford, Yeading, Ruislip Gardens station, Ruislip station
Route E8 – Ealing Town Hall, Hanwell Broadway, Boston Manor station (Piccadilly line), Brentford station (overground to Putney, Barnes, Chiswick, Syon Lane, Isleworth, Hounslow)
Route E11 – Ealing Town Hall, West Ealing station (overground to Paddington, Hanwell, Southall, West Drayton), Drayton Green station (overground to South Greenford), Castle Bar Park station(overground to South Greenford), Greenford Avenue, Greenford

Parking

We have a small car park, and there is also free parking opposite us on the south side of Mattock Lane, along Walpole Park (but there are parking restrictions immediately outside the theatre).

One response to “About Pitshanger Poets

  1. Jude Neale

    So glad to be part of your honourable literary family! If I didn’t live in Canada I’d be basking in words and laughter with your venerable group.

    I’m hoping that you might have a notion whether the short or long list for your competition has been released. Love to do a small reading with you in the next year or so.

    I wish you a lovely spring.
    Jude

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