Discover the next generation of spoken word talent as poets aged 16-25 take to the spotlight to compete for the much-coveted title of Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion 2017.
Now in its ninth year, the Roundhouse’s annual Poetry Slam Final has become a major highlight in the spoken word calendar with previous years’ winners have gone on to become hugely successful spoken word poets and writers.
The final will be hosted by funny man and star of new BBC3 series Happy Man, Jack Rooke and will be judged by award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz, poet and guardian columnist Bridget Minamore and Young People’s Laureate for London, Caleb Femi.
The Poetry Slam Heats will take place on 25, 26 and 27 May and will be judged by established poets and writers, Talia Randall, Yomi Sode and Indigo Williams.
If you’re a poet aged 16-25 or you think you could be, the application deadline to compete in the Slam is 10am, Monday 10 April. Find out everything you need to know to apply.
The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is generously supported by Colin and Helen David.
Final: approx. 3 hours (with interval)
Heats: approx. 2 hours (with interval)
Age restrictions: Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
*Fees are £1.95 per transaction
The Poetry Slam Final, 8 June will BSL interpreted