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The Northern Slamhouse x Brave Words ft Vanessa Kisuule and Gevi Carver

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The Holbeck Working Mens Club

Jenkinson Lawn

Leeds

LS11 9QX

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8 poets slug it out for a cash prize + bragging rights at the Words in the City Slam Champion. Headlined by Vanessa Kisuule and Gevi Carver

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Part of Words in the City

After the success of the Northern Slamhouse last year, we've teamed up with Brave Words to bring you an even bigger standalone event. Watch eight poets slug it out for a £200 cash prize and bragging rights to be named as the Words In The City Slam Champion. This event will feature headline slots from Vanessa Kisuule & Gevi Carver.

If you would like to compete in the slam please email joe@weareopus.org

Please note that the event takes place up one set of stairs. There is a new stairlift on the main staircase. Having recently taken over the running of this venue, Slung Low are currently raising funds for a lift to make the theatre fully accessible later this year. If you would like to discuss your access requirements, don’t hesitate to give them a call on 07704582137.

This event is Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash or card on the door.

Vanessa Kisuule

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer and performer based in Bristol. She has won over 10 slam titles including Farrago, Bang Said The Gun, The Roundhouse Slam, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam in New York. She has had her work featured on BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4's Woman's Hour, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Gal Dem Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Blue Peter, Sky TV and TEDx in Vienna. She is the Bristol City Poet for 2018 - 2020.

Gevi Carver

Genevieve Carver is a Sheffield-based poet who performs regularly at prestigious events across the country, having supported artists such as Buddy Wakefield and Hollie McNish. Her written work has appeared in several national anthologies and magazines including Iota, Envoi and The North. She has been awarded various literary prizes, including highly commended in the Troubadour Prize and reaching the long-list of the National Poetry Competition. In 2016 she was a semi-finalist in the Hammer & Tongue UK National Poetry Slam.

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