Catherine Labiran

Catherine was one of the winners of the SLAMbassadors UK competition in 2010 and has since gone on to perform across the UK, lead workshops and set up her own company. She performed as a part of National Poetry Day Live at the Royal Festival Hal in 2011  alongside poets such as Simon Armitage, Jo Shapcott and Jackie Kay. She was also one of the winners of Please Be Upstanding competition at Southbank Centre.

Catherine was one of 5 SLAMbassadors UK poets included in a NATE DVD teaching resource sent to every secondary schools in UK. She is now a part of collective called Elephant in association with Roundhouse, has been chosen as one of 30 poets selected as Nigeria House Artists and has been awarded funding to begin her own project Twelve.