UniSlam 2018

UniSlam 2018 will take place on Friday 26th – Sunday 28th January. The tournament will see 26 teams battle it out over 2 days of slam rounds, culminating in two Semi-Finals rounds, which will see the top 10 slam teams go head to head until just 4 teams remain. These 4 will go on to compete in Sundays evening’s Grand Finals event, for the chance to be crowned UniSlam Champions 2017 in an explosive live literature showdown.

Grand Finals will be hosted by stand-up poet and presenter, Kat Francois, and will feature performances from some of the country’s top poets.

Friday 26th January
First prelims: 5pm & 7:30pm
Hugh Aston Building, DeMontfort University, Leicester LE2 7BQ
FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

Saturday 27th January
Second prelims: 11am & 1:30pm
Hugh Aston Building, DeMontfort University, Leicester LE2 7BQ
FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

First Semi-Finals: 7:30pm
Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
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Sunday 28th January
Second Semi-Finals: 12pm – 2pm
National Youth Poetry Showcase: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Grand Finals: 6:30pm – 8:45pm
Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
TICKETED: TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM CURVE THEATRE

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Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651691221535914/

Prizes

The highest scoring team overall will win the UniSlam Champions 2018 title and trophy. They will also win a place at the Hammer & Tongue National Team-Slam Finals in 2019, held at the Royal Albert Hall.

One of the teams who make it to semi-finals will also be awarded the esteemed CUPSI Prize, which comprises of professional coaching, a trip to Philadelphia in April and the chance to represent their university and the UK in the American version of UniSlam, CUPSI. The CUPSI Prize will be awarded on the teams’ performances during the event and their commitment to preparing for the competition, demonstrated through written applications before the tournament. Winners will be announced the day after the Grand Finals.

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