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March Special Guest

Simon Mole

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Tue 3rd Mar – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Wed 4th Mar – The Big Chill, Bristol
Thu 5th Mar – Komedia, Brighton
Fri 6th Mar – The Junction, Cambridge
Mon 9th Mar – Green Note, Camden
Tue 10th Mar – The Old Fire Station, Oxford

Simon Mole is a poet with an eye for the often overlooked in the everyday. The first ever Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, he was recently a performing guest on The Verb for BBC Radio 3. He is one fifth of the Chill Pill Collective, curating and performing at hugely popular poetry nights at the Albany, where he is an associate artist. He also co-leads the Keats’ House Poets Forum for Keats House Museum. Simon is currently working on his new show ‘No More Worries’, which has been commissioned by Apples and Snakes and the Albany.


Bristol Hammer & Tongue moves to The Big Chill Bar


Cambridge Hammer & Tongue moves to The Junction


Hackney Hammer & Tongue moves to The Book Club


Bristol:  From April Bristol Hammer & Tongue will take place at The Big Chill Bar 15 Small Street BS1 1DE after a great “one-off” there in March

Cambridge:  From March the 6th we are pleased to announce that the new home for Hammer & Tongue Cambridge will be The Junction (Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
01223 511511).  The event will take place on the first Friday of every month, please contact Fay email hidden; JavaScript is required for more details or look to the Cambridge page.

Hackney:  As of February the new venue for Hammer & Tongue Hackney is The Book Club in Shoreditch (100-106 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH).  We look forward to many a great night on the first tuesday of every month.  Contact Sam email hidden; JavaScript is required for more details or look to the Hackney page.

Bristol Hammer & Tongue is hopping over the road to The Big Chill in March for one month only and will be back in The Bird Cage from April.



Individual Winners:

Vanessa Kisuule and Layla Josephine

(who tied in the final)

Team Winners:

Hammer & Tongue Hackney
(Sam Berkson, Paula Varjack, and Amy McCallister)


Hammer & Tongue National Final 2012

Adam Kammerling National Champion 2012



April Special Guest

Indigo Williams

Indigo Williams

Wed 1st Apr – The Big Chill Bar, Bristol
Thu 2nd Apr – Komedia, Brighton
Fri 3rd Apr – The Junction, Cambridge
Tue 7th Apr – The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
Mon 13th Apr – Green Note, Camden
Tue 14th Apr – The Old Fire Station, Oxford

Indigo Williams is a poet and spoken word educator. She has performed at Tedx Brixton, BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken Word, Glastonbury Festival and is the winner of the 2012 New Generation slam. Indigo is one of 6 leading poets working full-time in a secondary school as part of the pioneering Spoken Word Educators programme in conjunction with Goldsmiths University. Her work is emotive and thought provoking.


Salena Saliva – A Strong and Stiffly Worded Letter

Oxford Team Champions 2013