The Poetry Society and UniSlam present: SLAMbassadors Midlands edition!

Aisha, one of last year's SLAMbassadors, performs on stage
Photo: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society

In August 2019, The Poetry Society is taking SLAMbassadors to Leicester for a weekend, in an exciting collaboration with UniSlam.

Are you aged 14-19 and based in the Midlands (England)? Apply to take part in a free poetry slam weekend at the Curve Theatre on 24th and 25th August 2019.

The weekend will be led by poetry slam legends Kat Francois and Jess Green. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your spoken word poetry and performance skills, as well as meet other young slam poets based in the Midlands.

Applications open: 19 June 2019

Deadline for applications: 22 July 2019

To apply to take part:

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Send us a video of you performing your spoken word poem*
  3. Download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form

Send all three items above to by 22nd July 2019. Remember, in order to apply you must:

  1. Be aged 14-19 on 24th August
  2. Live or go to school in the Midlands (Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire)
  3. Send us your application by 22nd July 2019

 *videos will be stored for the purposes of recruitment only. Videos will not be shared publically, and will be deleted at the end of the recruitment process. You may send us a video as an attachment or a link to where we can watch it.

A small travel bursary is available for poets attending from outside of Leicester. If you would like to apply for the travel bursary, please indicate this  on your application form.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at We can’t wait to receive your applications!