Tuesday, June 03, 2008

LONDON: July Slam: Poets Wanted!

SPICE FESTIVAL SLAM! @ the Hackney Empire

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=33285936288

In July, THIRTY plucky poets are WANTED to compete for: the chance to
grace the Hackney Empire's main stage supporting top US slam poet
Daniel Beaty, a slot in the final of the Hackney Empire's legendary
'291' talent show on Friday 25th July, and £100 cash!

Each heat begins at 7.30pm in the Hackney Empire's Marie Lloyd Bar and
is hosted by the host of Utter!, Mr Richard Tyrone Jones: 'Wonderful
compere and poet' – Daljit Nagra. 10 intrepid contestants will compete
in each heat!

Heat One - Tuesday 1st July - FREE
Special Guest Poets: Niall Spooner-Harvey, 2004/5 UK slam champion,
and awesome roots-reggae revivalist Crisis.

Heat Two - Tuesday 8th July – FREE
Special Guest Poets: Polar Bear, shortly due to unleash his one-man
show 'If I cover my nose you can't see me' at the Purcell Rooms, and
Kat Francois, 2005 World Slam Champion and BBC3 Poetry Slam winner
who's conquered the world with her one-woman show.

Heat Three - Tuesday 15th July - FREE
Special Guest Poets: Baden Prince Jr, host of the Marie Lloyd's
'Speakeasy', the 'Isaac Hayes of Poetry' and a very special Mystery

Tuesday 22nd July – THE FINAL…
The three finalists picked from the Marie Lloyd bar heats will compete
against each other on the main stage, forming the barnstorming first
half of a show that culminates in Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion Daniel
Beaty's unmissably powerful Fringe First and Obie award-winning show

"a dazzling 90 minutes full of memorable moments…intense…hilarious" -
New York Times.

So to book your slot, or get more information, press or photos please
email richardtyronejones@gmail.com, phone 07912 539 098 or post on the
Facebook event now!

Nearest Overground: Hackney Central.

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