BuckinGANGNAMshire Style…

Oh. Yes.

SLAMbassadors UK has cleared its throat and is now ready to hit the road once more (although no one’s quite sure what the road has done) and is beyond delighted to announce that the first stop will be in the unchartered wilds and untrod territories of Buckinghamshire. Well, perhaps not completely unchartered and unmapped. In fact, this is set to be the third year of a Buckinghamshire County Council and SLAMbassador UK partnership.

Previous years in this vast and talented county have given us three winners in the national team: Lily in 2010,   Renne in 2011 and Emily Anne 2011 . Highly Commended from the area have included the stunning  Ru and Sharda and Nefeesa.

We will be hosting Masterclasses in a whopping  11 schools in the area this year.

So. If you live in Buckinghamshire and attend one of these secondary schools get set for a spoken word slam down! If you are not selected to take part in the 2-day workshops but would still like to enter, go to the Enter section of this site. And I’m always happy to speak to young talent in the corridors and advise you on how to develop your work and careers.

Tour Dates and Venues

November 12th and November 13th

Aylesbury High School

Mandeville School

November 14th and November 15th

The Grange

The Buckingham

November 19th and November 29th

Beaconsfield High School

Wye Valley

November 21st and November 22nd

Amersham School

Great Marlow School

November 28th and November 29th

Misbourne School

Princes Risborough School

December 3rd

Prestwood Lodge PRU

Eleven secondary school in one area is obviously a large number, although we have had even higher numbers in previous years. If you would like to find out how we did it and what you can do to make SLAMbassadors work in your school or local area, then contact me, Joelle Taylor, via jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk. For more information about what we offer the school body please go to the Teachers area of the website.