SLAMbassadors poetry slam semi-final
The Blackie (Great Georges Community Cultural Project), Great George Street, Liverpool, L1 5EW
7:30pm Friday March 6th
FREE ENTRY but places are limited so advanced booking recommended
Call Jess at Writing on the Wall on 0151 703 0020
In a time when perceptions of young people are distorted by relentless bulletins of gun and knife crime, in a climate where young people are questioned about their respect for society and for themselves, SLAMbassadors UK, Britain’s only online slam, gives young people in London and Liverpool the opportunity to have their say – and say it their way.
Writing on the Wall, which hosts the Annual WoW festival is working in partnership with The Poetry Society to promote SLAMbassadors in Liverpool. Pupils from St Francis Xavier’s College, St. Wilfrids Catholic High School, Calderstones School, The Alsop High School, St John Bosco Arts College, Wallasey School and members of the Liverpool Young Writers group took part in workshops with spoken word artist, Curtis Watt (aka C Zero) to create poems around the theme of “respect” generating over 120 entries which can be viewed online at http://uk.youtube.com/group/slam2008
You can see the cream of Liverpool’s young lyrical talent battle it out to reach the London Final and perform alongside spoken word artists Curtis Watt, Nikki Blaze and internationally acclaimed Dub Poet Levi Tafari, who is also judging the contest, on Friday 6th March at the Great Georges Community Cultural Project, Great George St from 7:30pm – free entry. The four finalists will then compete in the Slambassadors final at London’s Southbank in April.
Madeline Heneghan the Coordinator of WoW said, “Working creatively with young people, we know that there is a vast wealth of spoken word artistry across the city. We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase that talent.”