Saturday 20th March, David Ellis and Ben Riddle + open-mike! at the Moon Cafe and Zoom

This Saturday 20th March 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poets David Ellis and Ben Riddle + open-mike, at the Moon Café and via Zoom.

Originally from the UK, David Ellis arrived in Perth nearly 50 years ago.  He is best known as a chess player, having been West Australian champion three times as well as West of England champion.  He has written a weekly chess column for the West Australian for the past 25 years and has received the Australian Chess Federation's medal for outstanding work as a journalist.

For David poetry has been a near lifetime interest, especially humorous writings.  The virus lockdown provided an opportunity to put together some of his writings over the past 45 years combined with new material to create at the age of 80 his first book, Naughty Nonsense, Lascivious Limericks and Much More.  Other interests include music and he has collaborated as an accompanist with both a singer and a choir to produce CD's.  Another interest is sport and he played cricket until 50. 

Ben Riddle has been writing and performing for almost ten years now. His work has been published in Europe, Australia and the United States, and he has played stages on both sides of Australia, as well as internationally. These days, he mostly writes in his room, and mutters under his breath on buses.

The venue is Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge and on ZOOM.

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting from Moon Cafe.

this Saturday, 20th March   2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

                       David Ellis + Ben Riddle + open-mike from the Moon Café.

                       Join Zoom Meeting

You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing.  You will need to be let into the meeting from the Waiting Room.  Please be patient.  It may not work straight away.  Try again.  If that fails email Elio on

The Moon Café is open from 12noon each day. It also runs as a take away food / delivery and pick-up venue. Online bookings via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Also try calling 9328 7474.

The next few weeks we have the following features:

  20-Mar-21   David Ellis + Ben Riddle + open-mike

  27-Mar-21   RECOIL-12 Launch + open-mike, featuring

                       Nadia Rhook, SoulReserve, Lisa Collyer, Andrew Landsdown, Barbara Stapleton, Glen Hunting (NT),

                       David Stavanger (Qld), Caroline Reid (SA), Cath Drake (UK), Hamish Danks Brown (Vic), Nina Lewis (UK)

    3-Apr-21   Mega Open-mike event (5minutes max) – where everyone is a feature

  10-Apr-21   Skylar J Wynter + open-mike

  17-Apr-21   Barry Sanbrook + open-mike

  24-Apr-21   TBA

All with open-mike, not to be missed …