Say Owt Slam: Clash of Champions

City Screen Basement
13-17 Coney St, YO1 9QL, York
7th July 2018

On the 7th day of the 7th month for £7 at 7(.30)pm, come witness one of the highlights of the Say Owt calendar.

Since 2014, Say Owt has been hosting sizzling spoken word slams.  The nights are full of excitable energy, hosted by the loveable duo of Henry Raby and Stu Freestone. Poets have a maximum of 3 minutes each to wow an audience with funny, sharp, heartfelt and lively spoken word. Each slam has a winner, someone who the audience have voted their favourite act of the night.

Once a year we gather these Champions from across the UK in a wild night of performance poetry, spoken word and raw verse.  These are some of the best poets in the country, acts that have cut their teeth at open mics, slams and literature festivals all gathered under one roof with one microphone.

This year we have competitors travelling from Leeds, Hull, Peterborough, Bristol and London, each one a stalwart of their scenes and full of skill, hungry to be crowned Champion of Champions!

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Plus special guests Rose Condo and Dave Jarman

Huddersfield-based poet Rose Condo has been smashing the spoken word scene, winning slams in Newcastle, Edinburgh and York. Her verse is littered with stories, charm and wit.

Dave Jarman is no stranger to the York scene. A regular feature part of both the spoken word and music circuit, Dave’s poetry is honest, energetic and full of gobby love.

Say Owt is supported by Arts Council England.

The Basement is accessible down some stairs, and a lift is available.