Hammer & Tongue April

Date:Fri 05 Apr
Time:7:30pm
Venue:J3
Price:£7.50 (£6 con) adv / Slammer ticket £4

Spoken word artistry and competitive fervour combine.

Hammer & Tongue Cambridge is part of the national poetry and spoken word organisation, bringing slam poetry democracy to regional audiences in Oxford, London, Brighton, Cambridge and Bristol, and featuring different world-class poets every month.

Eight compete for a place in the Regional Final. Featuring...


Robert Garnham is a comedy spoken word artist based in Devon. Over the last few years he has performed all over the UK, headlining many fantastic and legendary nights. His last two comedy spoken word shows have toured the UK appearing at festivals and fringes. Last year he was lauded as having one of the funniest jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe.

He has recently headlined at the legendary Duplex cabaret in New York, and has been longlisted for the last three years as Spoken Word Artist of the Year in the Saboteur Awards. His last two books have both been published by Burning Eye Books, and he has won slams across the UK.

Ken Cumberlidge - An older example of the breed, but keen to learn new tricks. Good around the house. Shows well. Slight tendency to become overexcited when meeting new people, but can be left unsupervised in mixed company with minimal risk. Judged joint Best In Show at Hammer & Tongue Cambridge, Nov 2017. Further evidence can be found online in various publications and on his Soundcloud page.

Hosted by local poet, musician, and unrepentant geek: Fay Roberts

“Hammer & Tongue have reinvented the medium for the hip hop generation”
The Guardian

“The best live poetry is to be found at The Hammer & Tongue slams”
The Sunday Times

Age: 16+ (language)

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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