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December Special Guest

Theresa Lola

Fri 1-Dec-17 – Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Tue 5-Dec-17
– The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Wed 6-Dec-17 – Smoke and Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ
Thu 7-Dec-17 – Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
Tue 12-Dec-17 – The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ
Wed 13-Dec-17 – The Art House, 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton S014 7DW

+ special guest appearance at The National Slam Final 2018
– 7th Jan Royal Albert Hall
Theresa Lola stormed to victory to become the National Slam Champion at the Royal Albert Hall in January and has since toured Europe and Africa, featured on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, was shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Poetry Prize and has continued to wow audiences with her fresh considered textured compassionate verse.
A star in the making, see her now whilst you can still afford to!”It must be said that Theresa Lola will soon become one of the most important writers in the UK”.
-Anthony Anaxagorou

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The National Slam Final

The Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final is a two-day extravaganza of spoken word.  An array of special guest artists inter-disperse a programme which sees champions from Hammer & Tongue’s own slams and winners of other significant slams compete to take the national title.
Breath-taking diversity of styles and great quality are served up at the finals to the credit of the large and for ever growing friendly community of skillful artists who consistently stun the audience.
One of the most important events in the live literature calendar.

National Final Special Guest

Jonny Fluffypunk

>Sat 6-Jan-18   – Royal Albert Hall as part of National Slam Final 2018
Cabaret, poetry, alternative comedy favourite who claims to be stridently anti-competition in both the Arts and life in general, Jonny is- to his own disgust- winner of countless poetry slams and has come second three times in the UK National All-Stars slam.
“Acute social observation, intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit… and England’s most pretentious moustache” – The Independent”Jonny Fluffypunk is a genius” – Dan Cockrill, Bang Said The Gun

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A typically atypical slam performance:


Previous National Slam Champion Solomon OB