Kathryn is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
William is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
Shannon is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
Precious is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
Shamiha is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
Tinuola is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
Elijah is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
Saffron is highly commended in SLAMbassadors 2017.
Honey is the winner of the Cold Fire Award 2017, as part of the SLAMbassadors National Championships. The Cold Fire Award was set up in 2016 in memory of Thomas Crosbie (also known as PACE or Cold Fire) who was a SLAMbassadors winner in 2003.
Chelsea is a winner of SLAMbassadors 2017.
Charlotte is a winner of SLAMbassadors 2017.
Eben is a winner of SLAMbassadors 2017.
Emmeline is a winner of SLAMbassadors 2017.
Arinola is a winner of SLAMbassadors 2017.
Mukahang was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2016 and 2017. He is also a winner of SLAMbassadors 2017.
NAGA was only 11 years old when he first hit the stage for the Rise Slam (now SLAMbaddasors UK) in 2007, going on to win his age category. He came back and won the SLAMbassadors national championship again in 2009. Since then he has gone on to work on a wide range of spoken word and […]
Louise Hill was on the winning Rise Slam (now SLAMbassadors UK) teams from 2004 – 2006. Louise is now an established performer, attracting attention for her dramatic monologues and sensual poetry coupled with her arresting performances.
Vanessa was a winner of SL AMbassadors UK 2010, performing on stage alongside Linton Kwesi Johnson at the Drill Hall. Her clever, complex and cutting style makes her a favourite of the UK scene, and she has performed at several festivals including Glastonbury, BrizzleFest and Larmer Tree. She has won Poetry Rivals slam and two […]
Aisling Fahey was a winner of SLAMbassadors UK 2009/10 where she performed on stage alongside Scroobius Pip and Benjamin Zephaniah. She was later highlighted as a poet of the future and performed at the Royal Festival Hall, National Poetry Day Live – on the same bill as the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Aisling’s poetry […]
Chris stormed to first place in the Rise Slam championship (now SLAMbassadors UK) in 2006 and quickly became an established part of the national team, touring with SLAMbassadors UK several times over the intervening years. He is a SLAMbassadors UK Poet Coach as well as running his own company Make Dreams Reality who lead motivational […]
Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot award-winning poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. In 2002 he was the first critic’s choice winner of The Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors UK championship (then known as Rise Slam). He has published nine volumes of poetry, a spoken-word EP and a collection of short stories. His poetry and […]
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 […]
Megan Beech was the winner of the Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors national youth slam 2011. She has performed at venues including the Southbank Centre, Latitude and Glastonbury Festivals and the University of Cambridge. Her debut collection ‘When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard’ was published by Burning Eye Books in December 2013. Megan […]
Charlotte Higgins is a former Foyle Young Poet and was a participant in the Hands across the border poetry project. She won the Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors performance poetry competition in 2012. She is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Poem on a postcard’ poetry challenge.
Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987, moving to the UK in 1993. He is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). Kayo has been invited to read […]
Jay Bernard is from London and works as a writer and film programmer at BFI Flare (London’s LGBT film festival). They are the author of three pamphlets, The Red and Yellow Nothing (2016), English Breakfast (2013), and Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl (2008), and have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, including TEN: The […]