SlamJam is a spoken word programme that encourages young people to write – and then perform – their own performance poetry.
The SlamJam final originally programmed to be at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, (LPAC) Lincoln University LN6 7TS was instead held digitally via Zoom and Face book.
Slamjam in 2021 will be held virtually on the internet
Available to all secondary schools and Youth Groups, SlamJam is an engaging and challenging opportunity for young people to develop their writing and performance skills, build their self-confidence, and – ultimately – have a real impact on an audience.
See howSlamjam could work and benefit students in your school or youth organisation by viewing this Slamjam showreel,
WANTED Entries for the 2021 Virtual SlamJam21 Competition
For schools, schedule the programme to begin between January and April. It is recommended that you include this in your English or Drama curriculum, allowing up to 4-6 weeks for this, including competitions
Organise your own competition to take place in school by the end of April
Participating schools will receive a Teacher’s Handbook with lesson ideas and suggestions for getting started.
Organisations will also receive a handbook with ideas for activities to engage participants.
The dates and venues for the Slamjam heats are being finalised but will be in May 2021 - June :
Heats will begin at 4.00pm and should end by 6.00pm at the latest.
Each school with entrants should provide an English teacher to be one of the judges at the heats.
Youth organisations will have separate heats in May with agreed times and format.
The Lindum Rotary Club will, be supporting the heats and will provide a timekeeper and scorer.