The Sofa Slam

The Sofa Slam is Barking & Dagenham's first ever poetry slam. Hosted at The White House in Dagenham, The Sofa Slam follows slam tradition; bringing poetry to the people, into the home.

Come along on Saturday November 24th at 7pm to enjoy an evening of outstanding free poetry, or sign up to win a prize in the slam.

The November Sofa Slam will be accompanied by a workshop, 4-6pm, on poetry comics. What happens when we combine comicbooks with poetry? Can poetry be something we look at? Can drawings be something we read? Explore these questions and make some visual poetry of your own in this free workshop.

Email theSofaSlam@outlook.com to sign up for the workshop, open mic, or slam

 
 The Sofa Slam, Barking and Dagenham's first poetry slam
 

Previous Sofa Slam Events

Previous featured acts have included John Akinde, Gabriel Wishart, Dauda Ladejobi, John Paul O'Neill and Sharon Machisa.

 

March 2018 Slam Winner: Zareen Roy-Macauley

June 2018 Changemakers Winner: Gabriel Wishart

July 2018 Slam Winner: Terri Pietersen

 
 The Sofa Slam writing workshop
 The Sofa Slam at the White House
 
 The Sofa Slam at the White House
 Aislinn Evans produced and emceed the Sofa Slam
 The Sofa Slam writing workshop at The White House
 
 John Paul O'Neill performed as a feature act at the Sofa Slam
 The Sofa Slam
 The Sofa Slam at the White House
 
 Sharon Machisa performed as a feature act at the Sofa Slam
 Aislinn Evans produced and emceed the Sofa Slam
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 The Sofa Slam at the White House
 
 
 The Sofa Slam at The White House
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Photos by Indre Neiberkaite