Hammer & Tongue Cambridge presents a year round programme of poetry slams with touring guest artists at Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX (01223 511511). The events generally take place on the first Friday of every month, Oct-Jun inclusive, with the Regional Final being held in September.

Fay Roberts is the Regional Coordinator.
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Coming up:

Friday 6 March 2020 – Tina Sederholm + Open Slam, supported by Neelam Saredia-Brayley

Banner image of Tina Sederholm and Neelam Saredia-Brayley, with text and logos

Link to Facebook event here; buy tickets online here.

Eight compete for a place in the Regional Final.

Picture of Tina Sederholm
Tina Sederholm performing in The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh.

Tina Sederholm is a poet and theatre-maker. Described as ‘Completely spellbinding’ ***** (Edfringe Review) and ’Stunning’ ***** (Three Weeks), she has created four one woman shows that have toured extensively, including six runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.

She is winner of more than 20 slams and the author of six books, the latest being Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful. She is currently working on a new show, REST, which will premiere in the summer and another poetry collection called This Is Not Therapy. Most of all, she wants to live in a world where people laugh with each other, not at each other.

Photo of Neelam Saredia-Brayley performing
Neelam Saredia-Brayley, (c) Alice Bryant

Neelam Saredia-Brayley is an award-winning poet who has been captivating audiences for the past 7 years.

Effortlessly warm and honest, Neelam writes her way into light and strength; taking the audience with her on a journey towards hope. She reminds you there is still good in the world, and that little moments are precious stones you can build towards something powerful.

Neelam works with illustrators, musicians and contemporary dancers to create multi-disciplinary pieces that are completely unique to Kent’s poetry scene.

A playlist of videos from the March 2020 features

Link to Facebook event here; buy tickets online here.

Our headliners this year, left-to-right and top-to-bottom:

6-Dec-19: Amber-Page
3-Jan-20: Robin Lamboll
7-Feb-20: Dan Simpson: Poet
6-Mar-20: Tina Sederholm
3-Apr-20: Hollie McNish
1-May-20: Edalia Day
4-Jun-20: Leanne Moden
2-Oct-20: Rick Dove