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Scottish Youth Poetry Slam 2018

Poetry Slam: an event in which 12 or more poets perform their work and are judged by a panel and audience reaction through heats.
To Slam: the competitive art of performance poetry, putting a dual emphasis on writing and performance – the what and the how.
Workshops: young people from across the country will take part in a series of workshops in preparation for the:

Regional Scottish Youth Poetry Slams: young people, selected by their peers with work developed through the workshops, compete in a Regional Slam. Winners of the Regional Slams will go forward to compete in the Scottish Youth Poetry Slam Final.

The Slam is an exciting, live event that is hosted with a guest band and three judges who score the performed poems.

Inter-Regional Slam: Tuesday 2nd October, 12-1.30pm, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Inter-Regional Slam: Wednesday 10th October, 12-1.30pm, Eden Court Arts Centre, Inverness
Scottish Youth Poetry Slam 2018 Final: Wednesday 31st October, 12-1.30pm, Beacon Arts Centre, Inverclyde

All events are live streamed.

Tickets: Free (booking recommended)
Booking: admin@confab.org.uk, 07811 394 058
For further info: https://www.facebook.com/sypslam/

Partners: Dyslexia Scotland, macrobert Centre, Inverclyde Council, Stirling Council, Scottish Poetry Library, Scottish Book Trust, RSNO

The project is funded through Big Lottery Young Start and Event Scotland, Year of young People 2018.

20 Seaward Street Rehearsed Singing

20 Seward Street is an unconvential fusion of opera, jazz and musical hall performed in Glaswegian vernacular by an international cast. Set in 1960 the show explores the issues of migration by following the fates of one family as they prepare to migrate from Tradeston to start a new life in Castlemilk.

Tickets: £6/3 (booking recommended)
Venue: Event Space, Drygate, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT
Booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3524286
For further info: fb.me/20seawardstreet
Performances are surtitled.
This is a work in progress and all feedback will be gretefully received.

Partners: Music Co-operative Scotland

The project is funded through Heritage Lottery, JTH Chartiable Trust

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