Event Details

Satellite of Love: Aiysha Humphreys’ Book Launch

The John Sebastian Lightship

Saints of Golden Hour Book Launch


Satellite of Love Poetry and Spoken Word run monthly events, workshops and writing retreats. Our monthly events at the John Sebastian Lightship offer a platform for local and touring poets, open mic and a community poem.

All languages welcome.

Tickets will be available on the door. Cash and card accepted.

Open mic slots have closed for this month but you can request to be on the reserve list by emailing satelliteoflovepoetry@gmail.com

Doors & Bar open – 7pm
Night starts – 7:30pm
Night ends – 10pm
The John Sebastian Lightship, Cabot Crusing Club, Bathurst Basin, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6SG


Aiysha is a poet and performer from Cornwall, living in Bristol.
They explore topics of mental illness, relationships, queerness, mixed heritage identity and oranges. They have gigged all over the South West, London and this year performed and worked in Romania with Tongue Fu exploring the relationship between music and spoken word. They are currently the poet in residence for the SS Great Britain and are working on their first poetry pamphlet due out in February which explores queer joy, heartbreak, god, chosen family and the nuances and intricacies of girlhood.

Raina Greifer (she/they) is a Bristol-based theatre maker and producer interested in exploring themes around sex, consent, and grief. Her work uses puppetry, poetry, and comedy, often examining the intersection between the personal and political. Her solo show MANIC won Best Solo Show at Fuse International in 2022 and will be touring across the UK in 2023. They were shortlisted for the SH24: Sexual Health Awards 2022 as Young Person of the Year for their work on the show.

Paranormal investigator & erotic doomsday prophet, Sam J Grudgings is a queer poet from Bristol shortlisted for the Outspoken Poetry Prize 2020. His work explores rehabilitation, addiction & loss via the lens of body horror, the 1920’s burlesque scene & the new weird movement. Commonly found yelling poems at punk shows, his debut collection The Bible II is available from Verve Poetry Press.