The SLAMbassadors Finalists

Judges Joelle Taylor, Bea Colley and Hollie McNish have chosen their six spoken word champions for 2013 – and they invite you to come and watch the poets perform!

Huge congratulations to 2013 SLAMbassadors champions Nafeesa Mohammed, Jenny Burville-Riley, Ollie O’Neill, Aakifah Aboobakar, Samilah Naira and Anna-Rose Thomas. Their powerful poems were chosen from over 400 entries – and they pack a serious punch.

The six winners will be performing at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on Friday 1st November, 4pm-7pm – and it’s totally FREE to attend! We’d love to see you there – it should be a fantastic afternoon.

As a taster of what you’ll see, here is one of the winning pieces. You can see the rest of them on the Poetry Society YouTube channel – but please be aware that some of the films contain adult content.

Samilah Naira, Denied of Identity

Nafeesa Mohammed, Tattoos

Now that the SLAMbassadors Showcase is over, read Megan Beech’s fantastic review of the event and sign up to Young Poets Network for further news on SLAMbassadors projects! 

Published October, 2013

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