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Somerslam Three! Ft Maya Blackwell- Mic Shack – Thur 17th Oct 2019

Time: Doors open 7.30 pm  Cost: £7.00 pay at the door.

SomerSlam Three! Featuring Maya Blackwell! Hosted by the Mic Shack

It is our absolute pleasure to introduce the third annual SomerSlam – Somerset’s very own slam poetry competition!

The best wordsmiths from across the region will go head-to-head in a bid to be crowned Somerset Slam Champion! The winner will receive professional support from the SomerSlam team as well as two guaranteed paid bookings!

This event will be headlined by the truly incredible Maya Blackwell poetry from the buzzing Rooted Records team!

We will also have a set from reigning champ Ross Bryant Poet who absolutely blew us away last year!

There will also be a Fire River Poets showcase with Jackie Clementines hosting the evening.

If you would like to sign up to slam or for more information -message Clementines Live Arts
-email jackieclementines@gmail.com

Something new opening up at the Creative Innovation Centre? Not unusual, it’s a dynamic place – but this one may be a little different. It’s The Mic Shack. You may know about Fire River Poets and their monthly poetry events (first Thursday of every month). That’s been going for 10 years, now. Why another poetry event? Well, it’s not really a poetry event. The Mic Shack will include poetry but covers a broader spectrum. It will be a performance oriented space that we hope will attract other spoken word writers/performers too. If your chosen genre demands performance skills or you would like to build the performance aspect of your work, The Mic Shack could be for you.

To be clear, we think you’ll enjoy The Mic Shack if you’re a poet, certainly, and a poet from any of the different specialisations (traditional, modern, experimental, performance) but in addition, we’re looking for rap artists, singer/songwriters, and stand-up artists, all of any standard, whether established, up-and-coming or beginners, who would like to help build a place where we can all get together and make our thing happen. That would make a change in Taunton, wouldn’t it?

Down to the details: The Mic Shack is set to have regular evenings (once a quarter we hope to start with) essentially for performers and would be performers to get together, perform and see each other perform, have a good time. And if you don’t write and perform, you can come along and listen. Maybe learn something. Maybe get inspired …

The Mic Shack is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/974074172662052/ so join us and spread the word.

Join the Facebook group; come along; and lets get this show on the road!

  • Somerslam three- Mic ShackOctober 17, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Venue Phone: 01823 337477

Venue Website:

Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, United Kingdom

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