Sunday, October 14, 2007

Amnesty meets Hammer & Tongue for a Slam Extravaganza!

The first event in an exciting new season that sees the likes of comic genius John Hegley and two-time world slam champion Buddy Wakefield grace Oxford stages takes place this Monday. Be there, or don't.

Amnesty International and Hammer & Tongue present:

Protect The Human Poetry Slam
@ The Port Mahon, St Clements, Oxford
8-11 pm (get there at 7.30 to sign up for the Slam) £6/4 conc.

The Hammer & Tongue team up with Amnesty to deliver some powerful spoken word in the form of an open-mic poetry slam where ten contenders battle it out for the title of Slam Champion and a chance to go through to the end-of-year Hammer & Tongue Final. Featuring special guests Peter Wyton and Adam Horovitz. For further information about the Slam, please contact

Other events coming up:

Fri 26th Oct Black History Month Special with Queen Sheba, Frank Isahak and a host of local talent @ East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford 8-11pm £5/£4

Fri Nov 2nd John Hegley and The Popticians with Inflatable Buddha at The Oxford Academy £10/£8 tickets 0844 477 2000

Sun 11th Nov Oxford Contemporary Music + Hammer & Tongue present "Slounge" with folk punk harpist Serafina Steer and poetry from Steve Larkin @ The Vaults, Radcliffe Sqaure, Oxford £4 or £12 with dinner tickets 01865 305305

Full details of all events in the autumn/winter programmes can be found at

* If you can't wait for the 2nd of November to see Inflatable Buddha then worry not they will be playing with The 3 Daft Monkeys (hear them at this Sunday at The Oxford Academy, for tickets call Inflatable Buddha directly on 01865 200 550 or visit the Academy Box Office.

The Hammer & Tongue Team "thebest live poetry is to be found at the Hammer & Tongue slams" (The Sunday Times)
Hammer & Tongue, 16B Cherwell Street, Oxford, OX4 1BG, 01865 200 550
"The best live poetry is to be found at the Hammer & Tongue Slams"
(The Sunday Times)

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