Hammer and Tongue

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For the third year running, legendary poetry slam, Hammer & Tongue Brighton, bring their epic grand final to Brighton Open Air Theatre!

Finalists will come equipped with their unique styles and perspectives to battle it out for the crown. Lucky audience members will hold up scores out of ten to decide the fate our our brave poets. It’s sure to be an epic clash of words, syntax and rhyme like no other!

Featuring breathtaking headline performances and hosted by Leanne Shorley, join us for the best in spoken word and performance poetry from Brighton’s longest-running poetry slam.



The best live poetry is to be found at The Hammer & Tongue slams

- The Sunday Times

Hammer & Tongue have reinvented the medium for the hip hop generation

- The Guardian

Company: Hammer & Tongue

Genre: Literature & Spoken Word

Duration: 150 mins

This event has an interval.

Venues: Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT)

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet

Step-free Access Step-free Access

Age suitability:
16+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are allowed in for free on the lap of a guardian.

Content Warnings:

 Audience Interaction Audience Interaction

 Strong Language Strong Language

Additional Content Warning:
Finalists are invited to perform a poem based on any theme, therefore we can't be absolutely sure of the content of each individual poem until nearer the time. Clear content warnings will be delivered throughout the night as and when necessary.

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Standard: £12

Conc: £11


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