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Hidden Literature presents Say Sutt’n Open Mic in partnership with the National Trust – Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard. An intimate, family-friendly daytime poetry and music open mic showcasing some of London’s finest poets, singers, and musicians.

Hosted by Ovyuki, get ready for a fun-filled afternoon at this wondrous and historic 16th-century Tudor house situated in the heart of vibrant East London. Unleash your creativity on stage and don’t hesitate to bring your little ones along too, the event welcomes both adults and children to participate.

Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a newcomer, seise the opportunity to grace the stage with your presence, performing poems or songs acapella, with Sutton’s Steinway grand piano, with your own instrument, or accompanied by a backing track.

If you’re interested in performing, please complete the artist form at and when you arrive make yourself known to our host Ovyuki. Slots will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. We’ll kick off the afternoon with a burst of creativity at our Poetry Club from 12:30 – 13:00! Join us for some fun and inspiring wordplay!

Date: Sunday 28th July 2024

Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ.

Closest stations – Hackney Central, Homerton, and Hackney Downs.

Please note that parking is unavailable at the venue; kindly check for on-street parking availability on Sundays.


Secure your spot in advance by booking tickets on or Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available at the door: 

£5 for adults (18+)

Free entry for children 0  – 17 years old

Join us for an unforgettable day brimming with poetry, music, and positive vibes, tailored for the enjoyment of the entire family. Activities will be provided to keep both you and your little ones entertained, under the watchful eye of parental/carer supervision. Baby changing facilities are available for your convenience.

Say Sutt’n is hosted in the Wenlock Barn, Sutton House’s 20th century fully accessible community hub. Gender neutral toilets and breastfeeding facilities are available on site for nursing mothers. There will be a soft, padded playmat where tiny explorers can conquer tummy time, roll around, and crawl to their heart’s content! Please enter through the brown gates to the right of the Sutton House sign, proceed through the Breaker’s Yard, and through to reception.

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If you’re interested in performing at our open mic, please fill out the form below

N.B To participate in our open mic, you will need a ticket 

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You will need to register your interest to perform by completing the form on our website here. Open mic sign-up will take place on the day.

– To perform at this event you will need a ticket. 

– All poems or songs should last up to 5 mins maximum.