It’s time! The poets have spoken, the judges have voted and now we’ve arrived at the GENESIS POETRY SLAM 2023 FINAL!
Join us in Screen 2 at the Genesis Cinema on Thursday 7th of December, where our new Genesis Grand Slam champion will be crowned! There can only be one winner, but who will it be? YOU DECIDE!
We have NINE of our fantastic monthly heat-winners returning to duke it out for the title and they’re the crème de a crème, the cat’s pyjamas, the top bananas…
· Representing February… SAM CARDER
· Representing March… DANNY MASH
· Representing April… JAH-MIR EARLY
· Representing May… HENRY MADDICOTT
· Representing June… RED FREDERICK
· Representing July… JAKE NATHAN
· Representing September… TAKUNDA MUZVONDIWA
· Representing October… ARKADIA
· Representing November… KAYLA MARTELL FELDMAN
PLUS, if that’s not enough for you – we’re very pleased to welcome one of our favourite poets on the whole damn planet ANTONIA JADE KING to kick off the show!
Antonia Jade King (she/her) is a Leo and loyal member of the Beyhive. She was also one of the hosts of Boomerang Club, and is a previous Hammer & Tongue finalist. She has featured at Poetry and Shaah and Heaux Noire and was part of Apples and Snakes Writing Room programme in 2018. She has performed at numerous events including Love Supreme festival and Rallying Cry at Battersea Arts Centre. She was also a Barbican Young Poet and her debut pamphlet 'She Too Is a Sailor' is out with Bad Betty Press. All this for just £4! Yes, that’s right despite all the craziness in the world, we’ve held ticket prices in line with last year.
And if that’s STILL not enough for you, there’ll be the usual shenanigans and singsongs from the Genesis Slam Crew! (Warning: There will be Christmas music if Laurie has anything to do with it.) Oh, by the way – you read that right – the cinema is letting us loose in SCREEN 2 for the final. Ever seen a poetry slam in a cinema screen? You soon will!
There’s only one thing missing that would make the night perfect – YOU! Come cheer on your favourite poets and help us find our Genesis Slam 2023 Champion!
Our finals truly are one of the best poetry nights in the country – if you think the heats are good, you ain’t seen nothing yet! So whatever you do, don’t you dare miss this one and remember the points aren’t the point, the point is… THE POETRY!
Curfew: 23:00 – Please note the final may run later than the monthly heats
*PLEASE NOTE: The final is not an open slam. Only poets who have qualified through one of our 2023 monthly heats can compete. Our next open heat will be in February 2024.*PT3H30M182023-12-07Poetry Slam Final"Poetry Slam Final"