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November Special Guests

Layla Josephine et al

300 Leyla Josephine
featuring change of headline artist:
Tue 3rd Nov – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH – feat. Rebecca Tantony
Wed 4th Nov – The Small Horse Social Club, Bristol – feat. Fay Roberts
Fri 6th Nov Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX – feat. angry Sam Berkson

featuring Leyla Josephine:
Mon 9th Nov – Green Note, Camden
Tue 10th Nov – The Old Fire Station, Oxford
Tue 12th Nov – Komedia, Brighton

Leyla Josephine
Leyla Josephine is a spoken word and performance artist from Glasgow. She recently won Rally and Broad’s Commonwealth Cultural Slam and Hammer & Tongue UK National Slam. You can usually find her at various spoken nights throughout Scotland talking about feminism, porn, sex and Beyonce.

Adam Kammerling National Champion 2012



Royal Albert Hall

 Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final 2016

Sat 9th + Sun 10th of Jan 2016
@ Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room

Winners of Hammer & Tongue Annual Slam Championships and winner of other slams throughout the UK from Edinburgh to Brighton from Ulster to Glastonbury compete for the title of National Slam Champion.  With a Team Slam Competition and special guests performances from the wider world of spoken word including:

Hollie McNish
David Lee Morgan
Vanessa Kisuule
Simon Munnery

Last year’s slam final results:

Individual Winners:

Vanessa Kisuule and Layla Josephine

(who tied in the final)

Team Winners:

Hammer & Tongue Hackney
(Sam Berkson, Paula Varjack, and Amy McCallister)


Hammer & Tongue National Final 2012


December Special Guest

Sophia Walker

Sophia Walker

Tue 1st Dec – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Wed 2nd Dec – The Big Chill Bar, Bristol
Thu 3rd Dec – Komedia, Brighton
Mon 7th Dec – Green Note, Camden
Tue 8th Dec – The Old Fire Station, Oxford
Thu 10th Dec – Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

Sophia Walker
Sophia Walker tours internationally performing poems and solo spoken word shows. Her debut poetry collection Opposite The Tourbus was nominated for the reader’s choice section of The Guardian First Book Award. Sophia’s solo plays have twice won Best Spoken Word Show on the PBH Edinburgh Free Fringe.  She will be performing a specially commissioned piece at the UN Climate Change Summit this December in Paris.

“Leading the charge”
-Buddy Wakefield

“As fabulous a writer/performer as she is a human being”
-Shane Koyczan

“A powerhouse of spoken word”
-Sabotage Reviews


Oxford Team Champions 2013