Preview: Great Northern Slam at Newcastle Northern Stage
Great Northern Slam
Newcastle Northern Stage
Wednesday 8th April
The Great North Slam comes to Northern Stage. It's performance poetry meets XFactor. Ten of the best slam poets in the North have 3 minutes each to wow the audience with words and delivery and then judges randomly selected from the audience vote and in each round we eliminate poets until only two are left to battle it out for the prize, pride and the glory of becoming Great Northern Slam Champion and the BIG MONEY Prize of £50.00.
Would you like to take part in the Great Northern Slam? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
There will also be a special guest stand up poet Spoz (AKA Giovanni Esposito). He's a festival favourite and has headlined at Glastonbury, Shambala, Cheltenham Literature festival and Ledbury Poetry Festival. Spoz has also been Birmingham's Poet Laureate.
In addition Zach Lewis was one of the winners of SLAMalgamate and the Radikal Words team are thrilled he is going to do a guest spot at the Slam. Zack has been writing poems for a decade and saying them at people since 2011.He has performed at the Nottingham Playhouse, The Olympic Park and the Sage Gateshead and has been praised for his ‘dramatic powers of urban storytelling.’ He was one of the BBC’s New Voices in 2014.
Northern Stage Wednesday 8th April 7.30
Box Office: 0191 230 5151