Search On For UK’s Slam Champion

Search Is On For UK’s Slam Champion 22 May 07
Theatre Royal Stratford East from 27th of June – 1st of July
Theatre Royal Stratford East is looking for the hottest Spoken Word artists to take part in this year’s UK Slam Championship. So if you have what it takes to go head to head with the sharpest and freshest Spoken Word artists the UK has to offer, then apply now.
The championship is part of Stratford East’s second annual Spoken Word festival, Spoke-Fest. Hosted by award winning poet and performer Kat Francois (‘World Slam Champion 2005’), it is a five day festival of Spoken Word events culminating in the UK Slam Championship.
The UK Slam Championship Semi Final will be on Friday 29 June at 7:30pm. This event will see 20 Slam poets from all over the UK take to the Theatre’s main stage to battle for the chance to be among the elite 10 to go through to the Slam Final. It will be hosted by hosted by Kat Francois, with DJ and Producer extraordinaire DJ Excalibah. There will also be special guest appearances.
Following this is the UK Slam Championship Final on Saturday 30 June at 7.30pm. The audience will participate in choosing the winner who will leave with the coveted UK Slam Championship Trophy and a £250 cash prize. Elvis McGonagall, Last year’s UK Slam Champion, followed in host Kat Francois’ footsteps by becoming the ‘World Slam Champion 2006’.
“Spoke-Fest 2006 was so incredible, this year’s will be even hotter and more intense, I can’t wait” Associate Director Dawn Reid
For an application form, please contact: Karen Fisher, 020 8279 1173, kfisher@stratfordeast.com
Completed application form to be submitted by noon on Fri 25th May 07
Places are limited, so potential participants should apply ASAP. Free Entry!

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