Hammer & Tongue Cambridge featuring Vanessa Kisuule and Tina Sederholm

Event Details

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, Cambs, CB1 7GX
05 May 2017
£7.50 (Full Cost); £6 (Concessions); £4 (Slammers); more on the door
Support for special needs
Disabled people, Physical disability, Sensory impairment

Contact details

Hammer & Tongue Cambridge
07904 488009

About this event

Time for the next open round of the Cambridge Hammer & Tongue 2016-17 season... Spoken word artistry and competitive fervour. What more could you want?

Tickets from http://bit.ly/htcjmay17

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.

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol. She has won over ten slam titles including The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam. She has been featured on BBC iPlayer, Radio 1, and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, The Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV, Don’t Flop and TEDx. She has performed up and down the country and internationally at Glastonbury, Vienna, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Bangladesh and New York. Her debut poetry collection ‘Joyriding The Storm’ was published in 2014.

To find out more, go to https://www.vanessakisuule.com/

Tina Sederholm is a sporadic idealist, reluctant feminist and recovering perfectionist. A multiple poetry slam winner, she has taken three one-woman shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, which all received 4 and 5 star reviews. She has been described as “Completely spellbinding” ***** (edfringereview.com),

She is currently the co-host of Hammer & Tongue Oxford, and her forthcoming collection “Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful” will be published by Burning Eye in May 2017. http://www.tinasederholm.com

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

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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.

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Venue details


Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way

Exact location J3


  • Accessible toilet with alarm
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Blue badge parking bays
  • Handrails
  • Hearing induction loop with instructions
  • Lift with braille signs and evacuation instructions
  • Public transport access
  • Signs for visually impaired
  • Wheelchair accessible

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