To celebrate the Last Word Festival at the Roundhouse we are including a Spoken Word Takeover on Roundhouse Radio.

We have an extra special line up of programmes between Friday 27th of May and Saturday 4th of June to get you into the spoken word and poetry vibes.

We know that we can’t be everywhere all of the time, so we are sharing the best of the best events happening during Last Word Festival. Tune in to hear all the highlights from ‘The Last Word Poetry Slam’ heats, ‘Dirtee Verse’, ‘Bang Said The Gun’ and so much more.

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Date Time
18 Jun 2017 10:00pm - 12:00am Join us for a recap of this year's Roundhouse Poetry Slam Final and hear some of the best new poets in the country compete in a battle of storytelling to find the champion.
18 Jun 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm Listen to our special broadcast of The Good Immigrant. Aspecial evening of newly commissioned work by authors from the award-winning 2016 bestseller, The Good Immigrant, hosted by the editor Nikesh Shukla. Three of the books contributors will all perform Listen
18 Jun 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm Join Salena Godden as she asks your to get to know the world's oldest friend, Mrs Death. Listen
17 Jun 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm Listen to our special broadcast of Last Night by musical collective Benin City. In 2016, the historic nightclub and concert venue Passing Clouds was unceremoniously shut down after ten years. Fabric almost suffered a similar fate. According to the Mayors Listen
3 Jun 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm Mashing up the hype of grime with the craft of spoken word, grime-born poet Debris Stevenson lyrically reinterprets Dizzee Rascal?s genre defining album Boy In Da Corner, exploring what lyrically defines grime, as part of a year long projected, featuring Listen
2 Jun 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm Listen in to the second Poetry Slam live from the Roundhouse's Sackler Space; showcasing 15 innovative poets, but who will make it into the final? Hosted by Roundhouse Radio's Noa Logan Listen
1 Jun 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm Listen in to the first Poetry Slam live from the Roundhouse's Sackler Space; showcasing 15 innovative poets, but who will make it into the final? Listen
1 Jun 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm We invited the Spit The Atom collective down to Jam with Pianist Jerome and share some of their favorite pieces. We also hear Spoken Word Artist Marvellous A Fayouse's Poet Playlist. Listen
27 May 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm It's been described as 'Poetry not ponce!' so we headed done to May's addition of 'Bang Said The Gun' so we could share with you all the poetry and comedy antics! With special guests Deanna Rodger and Elvis McGonagall this is one session you want to hear Listen