all events



   Hammer & Tongue Bristol








Performance Event

  Venue: Smoke and Mirrors
    8 Denmark St, Bristol
    BS1 5DQ
Wednesday 6th December
 £5 students / £3 slammers

Slammers will be competing to get to the regional final in June, the winner of which will represent Bristol at the national finals at the Royal Albert Hall.

Theresa Lola, 
a British Nigerian poet shortlisted for the 2016 Bridport Poetry Prize and 2016 London Magazine Poetry Prize. She won the 2017 Hammer and Tongue National Slam. She is part of Octavia Women of Color Poetry collective led by Rachel Long and is also part of SXWKS creative collective.


Tom Denbigh loves poetry almost as much as he loves dogs. When asked why he has not yet written about dogs his reply was simply: "I am unworthy". Tom has won multiple slams and is a regular on the Bristol poetry scene. He came second in the national Hammer and Tongue poetry slam 2017

Tom is currently doing a PhD on roots and soil loss. He really enjoys horrendous puns, hence if you ask him about his "ground-breaking" research, he'll "soil" himself with delight.

Sign up for the slam on the door - limited places.

Venue has light snacks available.

£5 / £3 slammers on the door


all events