May Special Guest
Tue 3-May-16 – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Wed 4-May-16 – The Small Horse Inn, 15 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE
Thu 5-May-16 – Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
Fri 6-May-16 – Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Tue 10-May-16 – The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ
Wed 11-May-16 – The Horse & Stables, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London SE1 7RW
Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems at festivals and clubs up and down the land for the last 16 years. His cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and occasionally acerbic, well-targeted comic attacks have earned him much respect from artists and audiences from Edinburgh to Glastonbury. Occasional support for Kate Tempest, Thick Richard was also presenter of BBC 6 Music’s Beat of the Day. This spring, he will once again be headlining the Hammer and Tongue tour of the south. He is usually to be found performing a wide variety of live music and cabaret venues particularly his regular slots at Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre.
NATIONAL SLAM FINAL
Royal Albert Hall
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 competed for the title of National Slam Champion.
Hammer & Tongue Brighton
Goodbye Camden, hello Waterloo!
That’s right! After 8 years of amazing Camden slams, a fantastic National Final and a nice long rest, we are finally ready to welcome you to the BRAND NEW HAMMER & TONGUE WATERLOO!
Your new hosts for the new addition to the nation’s biggest slam network will be Sara Hirsch, Caroline Teague, Chris Lawrence and Joel Auterson.
We say tearful thanks and praise to Camden founder Michelle Madsen and a great big WELCOME! to the new H&T!
June Special Guest
Wed 1-Jun-16 – The Small Horse Inn, 15 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE
Thu 2-Jun-16 – Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
Tue 7-Jun-16 – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Wed 8-Jun-16 – The Horse & Stables, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London SE1 7RW
Fri 10-Jun-16 – Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Tue 14-Jun-16 – The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ
Paula Varjack is an artist working in theatre, performance and video. Her work explores identity, our relationships with each other and with cities.
She is the creator of the Anti-Slam, a satirical take on Poetry Slams where the lowest score wins. She has performed at numerous cultural spaces including: Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Richmix, Battersea Arts Centre, The Southbank Centre, and The Photographer’s Gallery. In addition to performing and producing events, she facilitates workshops with a wide range of age groups, using writing prompts and drama games to unblock creativity.