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Hammer and Tongue Southampton - REGIONAL FINALS

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The Art House Cafe

178 Above Bar Street

Southampton

SO14 7DW

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Come one and all to the regional finals of Hammer and Tongue Southampton!

We have a collection of Southampton's best and brightest wordsmiths battling it out for a place at the Royal Albert Hall on the 7th of January.

Competing for the place:

Damian O'Vitch
Duncan Green
Hannah Wood
Jayne Ede
Matt LT Smith
Matthew Miles Chambers
Stewart Taylor
Syd Meats

The rules for the slam are simple. 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 penalty if you go over time.

This month, slam will run over two rounds, with the outright winner going straight through to the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall on the 7th of January, and the runner up going through to a qualifying round on the 6th!

But who is our special guest for this month? Well...

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet. ​She is the 2017 Hammer and Tongue National Slam Champion. Performing across the UK and internationally, Theresa is the co-curator of RAP Party, as well as part of the creative collective SXWKS and also Octavia Women of Color collective.

"It must be said that Theresa Lola will soon become one of the most important writers in the UK".

-Anthony Anaxagorou

And finally, your hosts for the evening will be Hollie Ward and Fletcher Jenkins.

Tickets are £7.50 and £5 for concessions.

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