Many thanks to Poetry and Music at Bell House, Dulwich, and all the organisers and supporters, especially Wendy French & Robert Hancock, for such a warm welcome to all joining the Acumen poets reading on 28 September 2023. Thanks also to wonderful readings by Acumen poets: Orlaine McDonald, Matt Gilbert, Louise Walker, Delia Radu, Mat Riches & Anne Stewart. And for the beautiful music by Bell House performers. It was a full house, standing room only. It was great to talk with Acumen supporters among the audience, as well as local poetry lovers. An uplifting evening. Photo shows three Acumen poet readers: from left clockwise, Anne Stewart, Matt Gilbert, Louise Walker. Photos by Mat Riches (also an Acumen poet reader).