Louche Women: “Self-revelatory …Today’s antidote to cynicism!”

Louche Women are now a regular event occurring on the third Wednesday of every month at our home, the Poetry Place, 22 Betterton Street in Soho WC2.

Here we are at Selfridges where we launched the alternative Fifty Shades … of us. For those of you who haven’t experienced a Louche Women evening, you need to! We have a loyal following and attract many newbies each month. We’ve been invited to Land of Kings festival at the Arcola Theatre in partnership with Dalston Darlings, and a champagne modelizer extravanza at Selfridges in the West End.

Check out Gigs for the next outing.

Louche Women Present… Fifty Shades of Louche at Selfridges with iD magazine

February sees Louche Women (that’s me, Caroline Smith and my inimitable co host Sue Kreitzman) at Selfridges in association with the lovely people over at iD magazine. It’ll be a rockin’ evening of all things Fifty Shades, with guests, chat, music, poems and of course: The Thing is The Thing competition. Selfridges are oiling us with champagne and popcorn and tickets are available here but going going going very fast! 12th February 6-8pm Selfridges, London, W1H Email: BOT@selfridges.co.uk


Photo: Louise Leonard

Rita Grebe Returns to Scotland for Big Burns Supper

PEOPLE OF DUMFRIES! Rita Grebe is migrating to Scotland – home of the Great Crested Grebe – for a special Birdwatchers’ Wives. Rita sets up home and is on a mission to find a perfect house & hi-burnation diet in full mating plumage. For avian therians and birdlovers – the show explores the British obsession with birdwatching! Part of Big Burns Supper – tickets & info here:


Birdwatchers’ Wives migrates to London!

by Murdo Macleod The Guardian



“A JOY TO WATCH” The Scotsman




Meet Rita as she struggles to adjust to life post Edinburgh Fringe and all that migration. The woman who thinks she’s a bird now wants to settle down and build herself a home …

The show is part of Sacred’s season at Chelsea Theatre here:  http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/project/birdwatchers-wives/

Fresh from Edinburgh fringe where the project was an Escalator East to Edinburgh, funded by Arts Council of England. Photo is shot by Murdo Macleod on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, August 2014 for The Guardian.





Louche Women Present.. The Shero

Wanted! Sheroes – dead or alive. Who’s Yours? Join Sue Kreitzman and I for a romp through our favourite Sheroes in the latest edition of Louche Women, a regular monthly event of chat, singalongalouche, poetry, live music (this time from Jessica Lauren – a definite Shero of Louche’s) and The Thing is the Thing audience competition, where we invite you to bring A Thing. Do dress for the occasion. Details on the Gig page (but, here they are as well) 22, Betterton Street, London WC2 (a hop and a shuffle from Covent garden tube)  at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm but there’s a bar and cafe upstairs). We finish around 9.30pm but dawdle and loiter with intent upstairs til closing at 11pm. And we are now a regular at the Poetry Place which is fab because we love those guys there.

Here we are with musicians Buckner Building demonstrating that art can meet hysteria. All photos here: Michele Martinoli

With our guest the phenomenal Liz Aggiss as we channel a suburban Charlie’s Angels ensemble: