Spoken word and Performance poetry in Hackney

Hammer and Tongue runs live poetry events on the first Tuesday of every month at The Victoria, Dalston. We put on top poets for live sets and host a slam competition. Slams are a chance for people to share their work and for other people to judge it and then for us all to cuss the judges in the bar afterwards. Anyone interested in taking part – as poet, judge or simply audience, please be in touch. next show: THE FINAL! Tues November 1st – all the previous winners battle it out against each other for the top prize! 7-11pm £5/ 4 if you think you deserve a discount.


  1. Hammer and Tongue Hackney slam final happens tonight! Plenty of poets on offer – three rounds of competition from all the previous slam winners, plus the excellently funny Tim Clare and the brilliantly eclectic DJ Xahdrez. You’d be a fool to miss it!Hammer and Tongue,The Victoria,451 Queensbridge RoadDalstonE8 3AS8-11pm (Doors and Dj from 7pm)£5/4″

  2. Wednesday 16th November – Wordamouth presents RealTalk at Bedroom Bar Rivington Street Shoreditch (opposite Cargo). Live spoken word music beatboxing storytelling stand-up and hiphop beats – that’s the vibe. Features include: Deanna Rodger the youngest ever UK Slam ChampionAndy Craven-Griffiths: ““Andy CravenGriffiths will blow you away. He’s new exciting and strong. A talent for the page and the stage.” – Lemn Sissay. 8pm start. £5 on the door.”

  3. Hammer and Tongue starts the new year in The Victoria, Dalston with Zena Edwards and Jonny Fluffypunk as special guests. Tuesday 3rd January 2012 7-11pm Zena Edwards – \one of London’s most unique voices”Jonny Fluffypunk – “This man truly relishes language. Treat yourself. Go see him” – Tony Allen (‘Godfather of alternative comedy’) Plus open mic slam any styles welcome sign up on the door. £5/4 8-11pm (Doors DJ Slam sign up from 7pm)451 Queensbridge Road E8 3ASTuesday 3rd January 2012http://angrysampoetry.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/hammer-and-tongue-hackney-tuesday-january-3rd/

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