Thursday, August 25 @ 7:00pm
2 Arthurton Rd Northcote
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Sign up is at 6.30-6.45pm sharp. Twelve names are drawn out of a hat. If you don't get drawn, you're automatically entered into the next month.
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Slammers get in free!
Slamalamadingdong is Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, featuring some of Melbourne’s hottest feature artists, and a PSI-certified three-round poetry slam each month. Poetry Slam is a competition where the point is not the points, the point is the poetry, but still, 12 poets each month compete for $50 and a featured video on the Melbourne Spoken Word YouTube channel. Rules are simple, you’ve got three minutes to use just your voice and microphone. Three minutes of your original work, no props, no costumes, and 5 randomly selected judges from the audience score you out of 10. The top six from the first round go to the second round, and then the top three from the scores of the first two rounds combined, go to the third round where three poets compete and the winner is whoever has the highest cumulative score from all three rounds. The top poets from the slams all year round are in with a chance to go to the United States to compete in international slams.
What is a week without words? A week without expression? A week without reaching into your core and pulling out all the mess and guts and laying them out for the world to see?
Come down to Thornbury Lentil As Anything every Wednesday to reveal a round-up of weekly thoughts, ideas, poems, and spoken word stories to keep the heart pumping and the mind reeling.
Experiment your style with an open and welcoming audience!
Starts at 6pm.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE / ALL AGES
Winner of September’s slam, Zuleyha Gurdag, performs ‘Woman’ at Slamalamadingdong on September 26, 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
Zuleyha is a Melbourne born and raised poet who takes pride in her Turkish heritage and Australian nationality. Her passion and goal is to raise awareness of intersectionality and empower Muslim youth, particularly women, from the stereotypes and stigmas that surround them. For the long term run, she hopes to become a gynaecologist to advocate female independence and power in disadvantaged communities to change the gender roles accustomed to the people in her community and inspire women to reclaim their rights and increase their knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, spending time with her cat and educating herself on interfaith dialogue and her Turkish history.
Tariro Mavondo performs ‘Black Boy’ at the closing night of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at Howler Melbourne on June 3, 2018.
Tariro is a Melbourne/Naarm based artist who uses multiple disciplines to connect through creativity. Tariro writes and performs poetry as well as facilitates workshops around Australia. She sees art as a conversation, a dialogue and her practice focuses on creativity as a facilitator of change. She also works as an actor on the Australian stage (MTC, STC, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Red Stitch) and screen (Neighbours, Winners and Losers), has been an actor in the internationally acclaimed, awarding winning web series Shakespeare Republic and has done voice overs for La Trobe, AFLW and Thomas The Tank Engine (UK).