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
Published October, 2013