Superheroes of Slam 2011

The quest for the ultimate slam poet

Superheroes of Slam, the Dike Omeje Slam Poetry Award 2011, is the quest to find the ultimate slam poet with spoken word superpowers. Open to all comers and styles of poetry and spoken word.

The championship will comprise 8 Heats across the North from September to October 2011 with the top poet from each heat competing at a Grand Final on Thursday 20 October 2011 at Yard Theatre, Manchester. The Superhero of Slam Winner will receive a £250 cash prize and the Dike Omeje Slam Poetry Cup.

Details of the heats below

HEAT 1 - WIGAN Thursday 6 September In association with Write Out Loud

Tudor House New Market St, Wigan WN1 1SE

8.00pm £3 contribution requested

To enter, email julian@writeoutloud.net www.writeoutloud.net

HEAT 2 - OLDHAM Thursday 22 September In association with Oldham Libraries

Oldham Library Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL

7pm      £2 on door     Box office: 0161 770 8000

To enter, call Punam Ramchurn 0161 770 8016 www.oldham.gov.uk/libraries

HEAT 3 - MANCHESTER OPEN Thursday 29 September

Yard Theatre 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RF

7.30pm     £5/£3 Concs

To enter, email martin@cultureword.org.uk www.cultureword.org.uk

HEAT 4 - MANCHESTER YOUTH Thursday 6 October In association with Young Identity

Yard Theatre 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RF

7.30pm     £5/£3 concs

To enter, email youngidentitymcr@googlemail.com www.youngidentity.org

HEAT 5 - NEWCASTLE Sunday 9 October In association with Wor Poets

Barkolo 22 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4P

6.30pm     £3/£2 if you bring a friend

To enter, email artsconnect@hotmail.co.uk www.facebook.com/worpoets

HEAT 6 - LEEDS Wednesday 12 October In association with Leeds Young Authors

Seven Arts 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

8pm     £5/£3.50 on door

To enter, email kibrahiim@yahoo.co.uk www.sevenleeds.co.uk

HEAT 7 - CREWE Thursday 13 October In association with Axis Arts Centre

Axis Arts Centre Crewe Campus, Crewe Green Road, Crewe CW1 5DU

7pm     £5

To enter, email Martin@cultureword.org.uk www.axisartscentre.org.uk

HEAT 8 - LIVERPOOL Friday 14 October In association with Writing On The Wall

Bluecoat Arts Centre School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

7.30pm     £4/£2 concs     Box office: 0151 702 5324

To enter, contact Madeline 0151 703 0020 or info@writingonthewall.org.uk www.thebluecoat.org.uk

GRAND FINAL - MANCHESTER Thursday 20 October

Yard Theatre 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RF

7.30pm     £5/£3 concs

www.cultureword.org.uk