Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final 2013 @ Wilton’s Music Hall, Sat 8th June. 2:30-10:30pm
This year’s slam final promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Winners and runners-up from across the Hammer & Tongue regions will be joined by slam winners from Cheltenham UK All Stars, Swindon Literature Festival and Bang Said the Gun in London and in Manchester to create as comprehensive as possible National Poetry Slam.
The venue is once again, Wilton’s Music Hall – the world’s oldest surviving music hall, home to cabaret, musicals and music hall and now slam poetry. Highlights from last year’s event, curtesy of Rob Blake:
Tickets are £15/12 in advance or £16.50 on the door. Last year it was sold out and people were turned away, so book them online asap! Tickets get you entry for the whole day so you can come and go as you please http://wiltons.org.uk/event.php?p=591
2:30 – 5:30 Team Slam
Rosy Carrick – Candid, eccentric, acidic, witty bullshitter.
Mike Parker – Big, booming, brethrenblessing wildwonderman MJP
Individual Slam Qualifier 6-7.30pm
Brenda Read-Browne (Swindon Literature Festival): Defying demographics
Dan Duke – (Cheltenham UK Allstars): pop-political poet
David Lee Morgan (Hackney): science, love and revolution
Dave Martin (Bang Said The Gun, London) Fudge Loving Old Skool Poetry Dude
Jackie O’Hagan (Bang Said the Gun, Manchester): Council-estate Rainbow Brite raised by hecklers
Jeremy Toombs (Bristol): Bearded Kentucky beat-blues man got soul
Kate Turner (Cambridge): Performer by choice, poet by accident.
Spliff Richard (Brighton) – Rapid rhyming rambling red-eyed rhetoric
Individual Slam Final Competition 8-10.30pm
Davy Mac (Oxford): Homeless Oratorio Poet & Professional Nomad
Mel Jones (Camden) : Filthy words from a clever bird
Poet Curious (Hackney): Street poetry for humans on earth
Stephen Morrison-Burke (Cambridge): Peeping Tom or just very observant?
Steve Duncan (Bristol): Thought-provoking passion about human society
Tommy Sissons (Brighton)- Deftly delivered incisive hip hop poetry
Richard Frost (Oxford) – brilliant Barnsley bard
+4 from Qualifiers.