01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Poetry Slam

£3.00£5.00

Date: Saturday 30 March, 8pm-10pm
Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD

If you know what a slam is, then you know what’s in store. If you don’t, then expect to be entertained, moved, lifted and transported by competitive poetry, as 10 amazing poets bring you everything in their arsenal to be crowned the HLF2019 Slam Champ. Hosted by spoken word artist Rose Condo.

The winner will be awarded £50 cash, plus a performance slot at our HLF2020 Poetry Slam, plus a mini-tour with slots for at least three other performance poetry events (details to be announced at the Slam). Please note the performance part of the prize is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for a monetary prize.

TO ENTER: please send a video of you performing your work to HLF2019PoetrySlam@gmail.com by 28 February 2019 (see Description tab below for full details and terms and conditions).

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

 

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Event Details

Date: March 30, 2019

Start time: 20:00

End time: 22:00

Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

If you know what a slam is, then you know what’s in store. If you don’t, then expect to be entertained, moved, lifted and transported by competitive poetry, as 10 amazing poets bring you everything in their arsenal to be crowned the HLF2019 Slam Champ. Hosted by spoken word artist Rose Condo

Age Guidance: 16+ due to adult content and language.

The winner will be awarded £50 cash, plus a performance slot at our HLF2020 Poetry Slam, plus a mini-tour with slots for at least three other performance poetry events (details to be announced at the Slam). Please note the performance part of the prize is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for a monetary prize.

TO ENTER: please send a video of you performing your work to HLF2019PoetrySlam@gmail.com by 28 February 2019.

Terms and Conditions

  1. To apply please e-mail HLF2019PoetrySlam@gmail.com with 1 video and/or audio files of you performing your work, preferably to a live audience. We’d prefer web links, but attachments (of manageable size!) will also be accepted.
  2. We will only view one application per person. Further applications will be ignored.
  3. The deadline for applications is strictly 5pm on 28 February 2019. We regret that we cannot view any applications received after this time.
  4. Successful artists should hear back from us by two days after the deadline.

SLAM RULES

  1. Poetry must be your own original work.
  2. No singing or props.
  3. There will be two rounds. The poets will draw numbers from a hat and perform in that order. In the second round the order will be reversed.
  4. Poets have 3 minutes to perform their poetry. The clock starts starts from the very first thing you say – including hello.
  5. Points will be deducted for over-running as follows:
    1-9 seconds minus 1 point.
    10-19 seconds minus 2 points.
    20-29 seconds minus 3 points.
    30 seconds minus 4 points, host will stop you, you’ll be judged on your incomplete poem.
  6. The poets will be scored out of 10 in two categories. Written content & quality of performance. The highest total score over both rounds wins. In the event of a tie there will be a final sudden death round.
  7. Judges’ decisions are final. Please remember the slam motto: “The points are not the point, the poetry is the point”.

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

 

Additional information

Date

30 March 2019

Time

8 – 10pm

Venue

Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD

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