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Summer in the Capital!

Edinburgh Fringe Slam

Aug 5th-27th – Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street, Edinburgh 7:30 – 8:30
The Edinburgh Free Fringe presents a great opportunity for qualification to the final with a different winner booking their place every night. Contact us on email or social media: email hidden; JavaScript is required
@hammerandtongue
to guarantee a place in the slam or turn up on the night. Rules: 3 minutes of original spoken word, 5 randomly chosen judges, no props, no backing tracks – just you… and an adoring audience!
Hosts Feature Artists
5/8 Steve Larkin Kevin Mclean Simon Munnery
6/8 Steve Larkin Jo with the Glasses Leyla Josephine
7/8 Steve Larkin Catherine Wilson Charlie Dupre Michael Parker
8/8 Steve Larkin Matt MacDonald John Osborne
9/8 Steve Larkin Anita Govan Gecko
10/8 Steve Larkin Suky Goodfellow Katie Ailes
11/8 Steve Larkin Colin McGuire Kevin Mclean Malaika Kegode
12/8 Dan Simpson Paula Varjack Keith Jay
13/8 Kevin Mclean Catherine Wilson Neil Hilborn Neil Hilborn
14/8 Fay Roberts Jo with the Glasses Catherine Wilson
15/8 Fay Roberts Matt MacDonald Ellen Renton Dan Simpson
16/8 Fay Roberts Anita Govan Atilla the Stockbroker Atilla the Stockbroker
17/8 Fay Roberts Suky Goodfellow Hannah Raymond-Cox
18/8 Fay Roberts Colin McGuire Malanie Branton
19/8 Fay Roberts Kevin Mclean Matt Abbott
20/8 Sophia Blackwell Catherine Wilson Rowan McCabe David McPherson
21/8 Sophia Blackwell Jo with the Glasses Suky Goodfellow
22/8 Sophia Blackwell Matt MacDonald Jo with the glasses
23/8 Sophia Blackwell Anita Govan Matt Panesh
24/8 Fay Roberts Suky Goodfellow Andrew Blair
25/8 Sophia Blackwell Sam Berkson Rosie Garland Miko Berry
26/8 Sam Berkson Catherine Wilson Matt MacDonald
27/8 Fay Roberts Anita Govan Dominic Berry

The National Slam Final

Two route to qualify this August

January 2018 (exact dates TBC)

 Summer in the capital!

Power to the People!

Thu Aug 17th
Battersea Power Station
Open poetry slam – email email hidden; JavaScript is required to reserve a slot.
With special guests Theresa Lola – the current National Slam Champion
+ Adam Kammerling National Slam Champion 2012
Hosted by Sophia BlackwellLiterary elitism? One solution – devolution!
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A poetry slam takes the power of judgement away from supposedly superior snootily exclusive institutions and gives it back to the people.
Hammer & Tongue is a poetry democracy in the UK running qualifiers throughout the country and the National Slam Final at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Power to the People Poetry Slam will be held in a symbolic landmark venue – an iconic decommissioned power station. Battersea Power Station have built a great performance space and the people will come.
A poetry slam is a live spoken word competition, open to anyone, including complete newcomers.
The rules are simple: on the night, judges will be randomly selected from the audience and slammers have three minutes on the mic to impress with their original material (no props, no music, no other rules).
The people decide who is their champion!