Hammer & Tongue November

Date:Fri 09 Nov
Price:£7.50 (£6 con) adv / Slammer ticket £4

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.

HEADLINER: Toby Campion

Toby Campion is an award winning British poet and playwright, born and raised in the Midlands. A freelance writer and workshop facilitator, he delivers writing workshops for all ages and abilities and does content and commission work.

Toby Campion is a UK National Poetry Slam Champion and a World Poetry Slam finalist. Recipient of the Silver Wyvern Award and First Place in the Poetry on the Lake Prizes 2017, awarded by Carol Ann Duffy, Toby has performed his poetry on stages across the UK, from Glastonbury Festival to London’s Royal Albert Hall, and in countries around the world, including America, Italy, Spain, Albania and South Korea. His debut play, WRECK, won the Fifth Word Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright 2015.

“Toby Campion’s poetry is smart, witty and brilliantly delivered”Jonathan Ross

“The voice of a generation”BBC Sunday Politics

“Intelligent, forthright and at every turn hilarious”The Speakers Corner


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.


Keisha Thompson: Man on the Moon

Tue 30 Oct

"a poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling" The Stage ★★★★


Neil Hilborn

Wed 07 Nov

National Poetry Slam champion and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College. In 2013 his poem "OCD" went viral, garnering over 75 million views to date, making it one of the most- viewed poems of all time.