SLAM Residential 2011 August 15 – 19th and BOOMFEST

It’s that time of year again!

The SLAMbassadors are once more packing up their microphones, eating their notebooks and getting set to travel back down to North Somerset to lead the second SLAMbassadors Summer Residential. This year, we are spending a week at Goblin Combe, an enviromental centre set deep in the tangled woods of Somerset and far away from the inane distractions of every day city life. 15 students have been invited to participate in the slam residential  – talent scouted from local secondary schools and youth groups. During their stay they will be led in intensive writing workshops – exploring different poetic techniques ranging from the development of powerful  imagery to polyvocal poetry – that will be facilitated by Artistic Director and Team Coach Joelle Taylor, along with North Somerset Slam Laureate Louise Hill and Emcee Hussain ‘Mad Boy’ Manawer from LondonBreaks. They will also take part in performance masterclasses, freestyle sessions, stage technique workshops and delivering poetry to the camera. All of the young slammers will be filmed for inclusion in the SLAMbassadors UK 2011 Championships – so watch this space for links.

At the end of the week – the real fun begins. On Friday 19th August the slammers will battle it out at BoomFest before a live and frisky audience for the title of North Somerset SLAMbassador. Last year’s winner Aaron Denyer will also be hosting at BoomFest throughout the weekend along with a special guest.

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Weston Super Mare

6pm – 8pm