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SLAMbassadors is The Poetry Society’s national youth poetry slam championships. Each year we search for the next generation of spoken word artists, rappers and MCs.

Our spoken word programme is currently paused, but stay in touch for details of future projects.

Watch the livestream of our Borderlines poetry performance with 18-25 year old poets, in collaboration with boomsatsuma and Joelle Taylor.

You can watch the winners of the 2017 SLAMbassadors competition here.

Watch the videos of our SLAMbassadors in Angell Town programme in 2018, with Joelle Taylor and then Young People’s Laureate for London Caleb Femi. And check out our interview with Joelle about the importance of spoken word.

Find out more about SLAMbassadors by watching the video below.

Workshop programme

SLAMbassadors also runs a targeted workshop programme in education settings across the country. These sessions aim to engage young people with poetry and uncover new talent.

Find out more about how to have spoken word workshops in your education settingread what our workshop participants say, or find out about our work in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

I was drifting. SLAMbassadors picked me up, and dropped me down with a newfound zeal and confidence… I felt powerful for maybe the first time in my life.

SLAMbassadors participant