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Tuesday 17 October - Monday 23 October 2017

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Pre-festival event: Commonword – Superheroes of Slam

Thursday, 14 September 2017

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Suitable for: Age 14+

For this event we have partnered Eventbrite for our ticket bookings


Commonword presents the Superheroes of Slam, their quest to find an incredible slam poet with spoken word superpower! Heats take place across the northwest and the winner of the Rochdale heat will go forward to the Grand Final in Manchester.

Take a seat in the audience and watch the lyrical drama unfold.  Alternatively, put your name down on the night and see if you can run away with the Superheroes of Slam crown!!  Contestants have three minutes to rock or shock the mic and are judged by audience responses and guest judges.

Superheroes of Slam was created to encourage audience participation and increase popularity of poetry, in particular slam poetry, nurturing and celebrating the live performance stars of the future. Past winners of include Ben Mellor, Dominic Berry, Joy France, Mark Mace Smith and Paris Kaur. All have gone on to achieve national, some international, profiles.

Commonword website (external link)


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  • Jessica Rankin’s poetic commission Jessica Rankin’s poetic commission
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