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Darlings' Poetry Phew

Open mic-event. Participants are recommended to register following the purchase of a ticket,
137 Oxford St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
1/137 Oxford Street

Sunday 28 November from 3pm to 6pm Sunday 5 December from 3pm to 6pm


Starting from: $10

Open poetry platform for poetry lovers in all its forms. Held on the first and second Sunday afternoon of the two-week Happy Hours Festival in the new street level space at Bitter Phew.

Share with us in an expression of relief to be together through words that articulate all the emotions of our shared times. Join us in the collective exclamation of 'phew!'

In keeping with the theme a special Darling's Poetry 'Phew' menu is available exclusively to those attending as a ticket pre-purchase option.

This is an open-mic event, and participants are recommended to register following the purchasing of a ticket. To register following the purchasing of a ticket please email:

More information.

For the special Darlings' Poetry 'Phew' a cheeseboard menu. 

  • Pre-purchase with your ticket: Drink (beer or wine) and cheese/vege option board $25

  • Happy Hour prices on the day for attendees and beer at $6

Bitter Phew has twelve taps rotating with the purpose and passion of making the world of craft beer accessible to Sydneysiders with a selection of the finest local and international boutique beers. For the taplist and more on Bitter Phew let your fingers tap here.

Presented by Poetry Sydney in association with Bitter Phew, and Eastside Sydney, and partner chambers. The Happy Hours Festival is made possible by Eastside Sydney, with the support of City of Sydney.

For the full program please visit here and for event enquires please contact

Poetry Sydney acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land where we live, create, meet and work.

Covid-safe information

We look forward to welcoming you to Bitter Phew. The health and wellbeing of participants and attendees is a priority. For everyone’s health and safety, COVID-19 vaccination and masks are legal requirements for all attending.

To enter Bitter Phew, you must:

  • Check in using the Service NSW QR code; and

  • Show proof that you have received TWO doses of a COVID-19 vaccine OR that you hold a certified medical exemption.

  • For more information on the latest Health Regulations please visit the website.



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