Betjeman Festival promises a slamming time
Visitors to September’s Betjeman Festival in Wantage will be in for a slamming time if they come along to Spiel Unlimted’s poetry slam and quiz evening.
The poetry slam, which is one of more than 30 events taking place over the festival week, will provide a head-spinning cocktail of potent poetry and spirited performances topped off with a twist of wit and tasty competition as poets compete over a number of heats trying to impress the audience and judges.
The event, which takes place on Monday 12 September at Shush in Newbury Street from 7.30pm, will be hosted by Marcus Moore and Sara-Jane Arbury from poetry slam specialists Spiel Unlimited and costs just £5 to attend.
Marcus Moore of Spiel Unlimited, said: “The event has already attracted interest from a number of the country's leading Slam poets, including the 2010 winners of the prestigious UK All Stars and Ledbury Slams. We look forward to hosting a great night of performance poetry, when the audience will also be invited to tackle the ticklish teasers of our Quick Quip Quiz."
For more information and tickets for the poetry slam or any of the other events taking place at the Betjeman Festival go to www.wantagebetjeman.com. For further details about Spiel Unlimited email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wantage Betjeman Literary Festival is a week-long series of events celebrating Betjeman and other renowned writers and poets between Sunday 11 and Saturday 17 September.
The festival will give residents and visitors to the town the opportunity to take part in talks, readings, workshops and discussions with a stellar line up of national and locally recognised poets, authors, and writers.
During the week there will be events for those of all ages and of all levels of interest in reading and poetry. As well as literary events the week will also see a number of musical performances and film screenings.
The Festival begins on Sunday 11 September in the town centre with a teddy bears’ picnic, literary lunch, regional food event, bookstalls, music and an art fair.
The Wantage Betjeman Literary Festival is being supported and promoted by Blackwells, who are also providing a number of the guest speakers. The event is being funded through contributions from the Vale of White Horse District Council, Wantage Town Council and local businesses as well as donations from members of the public.