Carpe Diem Events presents #Telema – the newest poetry slam to touch down on the London poetry scene but with a twist…it’s themed! Held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at The Artworks, there will be a new theme related to Congo – resources, politics, culture, food, leadership – you name it, so get ready! This months theme is …’Culture’!
Telema means ‘stand up’ in Lingala – the language spoken by the Bantu people of Congo! Join us in this exciting and creative way for performers and the audience to become empowered and break the silence on Congo; what better way to do this that than with poetry, spoken word, a music feature and open mic! Step up to the mic for a chance to;
- Be crowned slam champion
- Win £50
- A paid feature at Poetry Meets Art
The show will run as follows: .
Round 1 : 8 Poets w/ 5 mins each
Round 2 : 5 poets w/ 3 minutes each
Round 3: 3 Poets w/ 3 minutes each
One Poem must be about the theme;
The slam will be judged by the audience on;
- Stage Presence
- Audience Interaction
To sign up to the slam simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and material for information and inspiration will be sent to you. It’s first come first serve so be quick – those who don’t get on the list will be shortlisted in case anyone drops out and be notified.
Doors open at 6:30 so feel free to come and peruse the lovely space of The Artworks and support local businesses before the event starts.