February 15, 2011
We have now confirmed both a funky venue and incredible headline Icon of Poetry act to headline the UK Final SLAMbassadors UK Showcase! For this unique and dymanic meeting of disparate poetic minds over a hot microphone we now have the awesome LINTON KWESI JOHNSON, the dub-father, confirmed.
SUNDAY 6th March 2011 from 5pm to 7pm
Linton Kwesi Johnson
The Drill Hall
16 Chenies Street
London WC1E 7EX
For this final showcase, our judges have picked ten dynamic performers, from the 800 teenagers who participated in the championship across the UK, from Buckinghamshire and N Somerset to Liverpool and London.
This is an exciting opportunity to catch rising spoken word stars performing for their first time on a West End stage.
Past SLAMbassadors winners have included a diverse range of poets, rappers and spoken word artists who are now regular fixtures on the live literature circuit – including Jay Bernard, PACE, Kayo Chingonyi, Aisling Fahey, Chris Preddie, NAGA, and SinOne (recently selected by Colin Firth to appear on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme).
SLAMbassadors is the country’s most established youth slam. It prides itself on creating life-long opportunities for emerging artists; it is not simply a competition but a career choice.
This is an invited audience only> If you would like to be included in the Guest List please contact Joelle Taylor email@example.com by 21 February 2011.