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Hammer and Tongue Solent

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The Art House Cafe

178 Above Bar Street

Southampton

SO14 7DW

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Hammer and Tongue Solent returns for 2018. We'll start the year with a bang.

H&T Solent runs at The Art House every month, where poets battle it out for a place at the national final at the Royal Albert Hall... Who will follow in Jayne Ede's footsteps?

The rules for the slam are simple. There are 8 places for 8 poets to take part. Each poet has 3 minutes to impress a panel of 5 judges, selected at random from the evening's audience.

Judges score each performance out of 10. Highest score is deducted, lowest score is deducted, and the total of the three remaining scores is the score the poet gets.

No props allowed. Time penalties applicable if you go over 3 minutes.

Want to know more about your special guests? Well...

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary, comedian and broadcaster, Elvis McGonagall resides at The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking Scotch, listening to Johnny Cash and throwing heavy objects at his portable telly.

Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the Blue Suede Sporran Club and performs at literary and music festivals, comedy clubs, pubs and dodgy dives up and down the country and abroad. He also performs with the kings of Caledonian skiffle Dead Plants as Elvis McGonagall & The Resurrectors “an unholy marriage of radical stand-up poetry and shoutin’ punky hillbilly blues”.

Deftly witty and subversive but not afraid to be plain daft, Elvis has been spitting his scurrilous diatribes against the powers that be since 2003. And look at the state of the world now.

Your hosts for the evening will be Fletcher Jenkins and Hollie Ward.

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Admission £7.50, Concessions £5.

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