The 25th of May is Douglas Adams’ birthday. Known as Towel Day or Geek Pride Day. To celebrate geekiness and weapons-grade-terrible poetry the Whippersnapper Press is running their 2nd annual Vogon Poetry Slam. (Vogons write poetry which is widely considered to be the third worst in the galaxy.) Open mic slam – sign up on the night. There are two categories: nerdcore and so-bad-it’s-good. There will be prizes. There will be hoopy froods. There will be an unnecessarily bureaucratic voting system. Be there be square and have a whale of a time.

The Whippersnapper Press ( www.whippersnapperpress.com) is a not-for-profit arts group for short sharp funny and innovative creative writing and spoken word performance.

7.30pm. £5 / £3 in costume or with towel

Tickets: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Vogon_Poetry_Slam/