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The Final Slam: Say Owt Christmas Special

15th November 2016

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Rob Auton

Wrapping up another fantastic year of poetry slams, Say Owt Slam is ending 2016 with a bang: come and celebrate the end of 2016 with the 13th Say Owt Poetry Slam.

If you haven’t been before, the deal is: each poet gets three minutes to test their mettle against judges selected from the audience. Funny, political, surreal, personal… who knows what each poet will bring to the night? One thing is for certain: it’s always a night of engaging spoken word, proving poetry is alive, raw and unmissable.

The night will be compered by the ever-loveable duo of Henry Raby and Stu Freestone. The poet who finds themselves in second place will receive £15 but the winner will get £30… and bragging rights.

Poetry slams are high-energy nights where poets bring their finest, fieriest, funniest and frankest poetry to impress the audience. This isn’t the poetry of stuffy classrooms: it’s raw, passionate and it’s live.

This time Say Owt are proud to accounce very special guest Rob Auton: originally from Yorkshire, Rob has made his mark in London as part of the Bang! Said The Gun collective, taking his unique stand-up poetry shows to Edinburgh Fringe for the past four years to receive critical acclaim. He has also performed at Latitude and been the Glastonbury Poet-In-Residence. Rob’s poetry is a bizarre balance of heartfelt and absurd, toying with the surreal thoughts from his mind and adding odd observations on the world. His performance style is shambolically glorious and immeasurably funny.

"His absurd brand of stand-up and poetry is exactly what the country needs right now." - The Huffington Post

The Say Owt Christmas Slam takes place on 2 December, 7.30 at City Screen Basement, tickets £7 by clicking below.

Say Owt Slam can be found on Facebook: let them know you’re coming.

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