POETS, Syd Meats and Cat Randle (pictured), have founded the Teapoet Collective, which will present Romsey’s first poetry cafe at the town’s community art gallery, Rum’s Eg, next week.

The pair will be joined by guest poets, Angela Chicken and Ivor and Kevan Bundell, at the Bell Street venue on Saturday, May 24.

Open spots will be available for audience members. A theme of “gems” has been chosen for the event.

Doors will open at 1.30pm, and tickets, priced £5, will be available on the door.