Thursday, June 25, 2009

BIRMINGHAM: BBC Radio 4 UK Performance Poetry Slam

Thursday, 2nd July, 2009, 7.45pm, £4
Birmingham Rep,
Broad Street,
B1 2EP

BBC Radio 4 is organising a UK and Northern Ireland Performance Poetry Slam between 18 of the top UK performance poets, representing the nine BBC regions, in a verse-spilling, wit-spitting, live knockout poetry competition

Each region will choose two performance poets to represent them by pitting proven local slam winners against each other in a series of high-octane verbal battles guaranteed to sort the poetic wheat from the prosaic chaff.

The Midlands Heat qualifying slam gives you the opportunity to select the two champions of the spoken word in the Midlands that you think should take on representatives from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England and London.

The two inter-regional semi-finals will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Thursday 24th September at 11pm and Thursday 1st October at 11pm. The Grand Final will be broadcast on Thursday 8th October at 11pm.

The UK Performance Poetry Slam forms part of the BBC's multi-platform poetry series running from May to October 2009.

Giovanni "Spoz" Esposito

Chris Vickers
George "Poshboy" Hardwick
Emma Pursehouse
Steve Rooney
Brenda Read-Brown
Simon Lee
Mark Neil
Bohdan Piaceski
Cherrie "Riddlewoman" Gillings
Sean "Evoke" Welch
Mohammed "DubLe" Shariff
Michelle "Mother" Hubbard
Rob Gee
Jude Simpson
Ash Dickinson

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