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13:30-22:30 Slam winners from around the UK compete in an all day extravaganza for the individual and team titles.

National Final – Tickets/Info

May Guest  – Jah-Mir Early

Wed 1st May – Bristol – The Loco Klub
Thu 2nd May –
Brighton – Komedia
Fri 3rd May –
Cambridge – Junction
Tue 7th May –
Hackney – Book Club
Wed 8th May –
Southampton – Art House
Tue 14th May –
Oxford – Old Fire Station

* all shows with support acts and an open poetry slam (start times / sign up between 7:30/7:45)

Jah-Mir Early is an American poet, storyteller and the UK’s foremost improv spoken word artist. He describes his works as “ Putting people on a couch in my mind”
Jah-Mir has appeared as an invited guest artist for the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, and performs regularly with Triple Jam Sandwich (Ronnie Scott’s) and monthly at the Hip Hop jam night Imaginary Millions (The Book Club). Jah-Mir is the producer and host of the landmark poetry night “Spoken” in London. Jah-Mir recently debuted his all-improv poetry show #BeSpoken at the Edinburgh Fringe to critical acclaim. His philosophy of the work is If you must be then, be Spoken.
‘If writing and sharing poetry is like holding up a mirror to your soul and then laying it bare for the audience, then Early’s style of extemporaneous poetry is also like opening a vein and letting every part of you flow out.” – Bunbury magazine.

June Guest  – Steve Larkin

Tue 4th June – Hackney – Book Club

Wed 5th June – Bristol – The Loco Klub
Thu 6th June –
Brighton – Komedia
Tue 11th June – Oxford – Old Fire Station
Wed 12th June –
Southampton – Art House
Fri 14th June – Cambridge – Junction

* all shows with support acts and an open poetry slam (start times / sign up between 7:30/7:45)

Steve Larkin is a trail-blazing poet and musician with a unique brand of accessible, satirical, and often comical spoken word, song, and theatre.

A former International Poetry Slam Champion and Oxford Professor of Poetry nominee Steve has led the charge of poets back to the Royal Albert Hall through his directing of poetry slam organization Hammer & Tongue. As poet, host, singer and front man of klezmer/ska band Inflatable Buddha Steve has become a firm favourite with audiences world-over which have been as diverse as invited guests in the House of Commons and ‘captive’ audiences in high security prisons!
His first collection – an innovative multimedia book set out like a Dungeons & Dragons novel – ‘Your Own Steve Larkin Poetry Adventure’ is published by Burning Eye.

“Prepare to be stunned and inspired by the power of Larkin’s spoken word” ***** Edmonton Sun, Canada

“Spoken-Word Guru” ***** Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

“Electrifying fusion of music and the spoken word…affability and quick, biting wit with the social conscience of Pete Seeger”
***** Victoria Times Colonist, Canada

“Superb spoken-word – essential viewing” 
***** Fringe Guru

“Part philosophy, part hysterically funny humour”
Nightshift Magazine

“Steve Larkin, has the facial expressions of Vic Reeves, and often, the blunt quick-wittedness of Frankie Boyle.”
Spiral Earth

Steve is launching his first poetry and lyric collection – Your Own Steve Larkin Poetry Adventure with Burning Eye.