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Time for the next open round of the Cambridge Hammer & Tongue 2017-18 season... Spoken word artistry and competitive fervour. What more could you want?

This is your chance to become part of the spoken word slam brilliance that has graced this here fair city since 2009, in the warm and wonderful surroundings of fabulous venue Cambridge Junction. Sign up as one of the eight to compete for a place in the Regional Final next September, become a judge, or just dive in and soak up the atmosphere and talent on display.

Hosted by Fay Roberts, a Cambridge-based poet, musician, and unrepentant geek.


Fancy Slamming?

The rules for H&T slams are as follows:

Slammers are chosen at random from the sign-up list to perform – spoken word only, no music, no props. Each competitor has 3 minutes from the time they start talking on the mic. After 10 seconds’ grace period, they start losing points (1 point for every 10 seconds!). At the end, they’re given points out of 10 by 5 judges chosen from the audience, while the top and bottom scores are removed to ensure fairness. The slammer gets a score out of 30, and the competition moves on.

The winner of that evening’s competition goes through to the Regional Final (the Cambridge one tends to be held in September), and the winner (and runner-up) of the Regional Final goes through to the National Final. The winner of the National Final gets crowned H&T National Slam Champion."

Time: 7:30pm (Doors 19:15)

VenueThumbNail - Cambridge Junction

Cambridge Junction

Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX, GB

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Monthly Event (Usually held every 1st Friday of each month)

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Upcoming dates for Hammer & Tongue Cambridge

Hammer & Tongue Cambridge on 4th May 2018 19:30

Hammer & Tongue Cambridge on 1st June 2018 19:30

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