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Poetry Slam

28th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Aspects Festival presents: The North Down Heat of the All Ireland Poetry Slam.

This dynamic, competitive event pits poet against poet. They’re working against the clock and their peers, to showcase their original work.

Poets who register at the start of the night, will be chosen at random and have three minutes to perform. Three judges will score the work and choose who goes through to the next round. The outright winner will be crowned ‘Aspects Poetry Slam Champion’!

The top two poets from the Aspects Slam will join winners from other regional heats across Ulster in an All-Ulster final.

One poet will walk away with the prestigious crown of All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion.

Rules of Slam

  1. Poems should not exceed three minutes2. Pieces should be the poet’s own work
  2. No props*, musical instruments
  3. Poets should perform solo
  4. There will be penalties/ disqualification for non-adherence to the rules
  5. Timing begins after the poet gives their name and title of the poem
  6. Winning poets are required to attend the Ulster Slam Championship heat

*Page/book to read poem from is acceptable

Good luck to all.

This event will be hosted by Clare McWilliams, director of Articulate Art NI, and will include special guest readers and judges. @Articulateartni aims to raise the profile of all NI artists whose work is articulate and can be heard out loud.

Doors open: 6.15pm

To book tickets click here.



28th September 2019


Ards and North Down Council


Space Bangor