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June Special Guest

Salena Godden

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Salena Godden writes poetry, fiction, memoir and lyrics. Most recently she has adapted her prose to create radio drama and documentaries for the BBC.
Her latest poetry collection ‘Under The Pier’ was published by Nasty Little Press. She is the lead singer of filmic-ska duo SaltPeter with composer Peter Coyte. Notoriously she is the creator and host, the General of The Book Club Boutique, Soho’s most salubrious salon. &

3rd Jun - Hysteria, Dalstan 578 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH *FINAL*
4th Jun  - The Birdcage, Bristol *FINAL*
5th Jun – Komedia, Brighton
9th Jun – Green Note, Camden
10th June – The Old Fire Station, Oxford *FINAL*
11th Jun - The Fountain, Cambridge

Due to unforeseen and insurmountable technical issues the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final has been postponed until September the 27th, 2014. The Royal Albert Hall and Hammer & Tongue would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. Tickets already purchased will be honoured for the new date or a full refund will be made.  Please contact the Royal Albert Hall Box Office: 020 75898212.



Now – 27th SEP 2014


Your annual feast of high achieving slammers.
Special guest artist KATE TEMPEST
Slam winners and runner-ups from Hammer &
Tongue in Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge,
Camden, Hackney, and Oxford compete
for the title with winners from other
major slams.

This year the event will be held deep
under The Royal Albert Hall in their
brilliant ephemeral venue ‘The Loading
Bay’ with a backdrop of stylish graffiti
art depicting great artists of old.

Come see the new generation shine.

tickets and info

All day event from 1pm – 10:30pm
Team Slam and Individual Slam

Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final 

National Final Guest

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest 300

Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final 

Salena Saliva – A Strong and Stiffly Worded Letter

Adam Kammerling National Champion 2012

Oxford Team Champions 2013