This year we are doing something a little different to our usual national competition. We are really excited to launch this year’s SLAMbassadors programme. You can take part in the following ways:


Are you 13 – 18 years old? Apply to take part in a free SLAMbassadors masterclass with Joelle Taylor on 17th & 18th November 2018 at The Poetry Society in London. The workshops will be suitable for people who have already written or performed a little bit and are now looking for some expert guidance. Over the weekend you will collaborate to create a set to perform at this year’s showcase event.

How to apply to take part in the SLAMbassadors Masterclass weekend:


Now open to all young poets, spoken word artists, MCs, rappers and performers who work with words. This year the SLAMbassadors showcase will feature the best new performers aged 13 – 25 across the UK. If you, your collective, school or group would like to perform at this event on 18th November 2018 you can apply for a slot using the form below.

How to apply to take part in our National Showcase event:

Deadline for all applications is 31st August 2018.

*Your diversity data will be stored separately from your application and only used for improving equal opportunities within the planning of future projects.

If you have any questions about SLAMbassadors please contact us.

SLAMbassadors UK
The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX


0207 420 9880