You have written a lyric you want to try out. You need to send a verbal message to a friend. You have to excoriate those who have traduced you. You long to share the beauty of a language few have heard. Maybe you just want to celebrate a favourite, or read from a first edition found on a shelf. All these are possible on Friday evenings at the Society Club. You can sing a capella. You can recite a soliloquy from a play, or share a poetic passage in prose. Only one rule: don’t go on for more than five minutes. Others are waiting and soon another will get up and do his/her thing too. Then it is back to delicious cocktails and exuberant chat.