The Sofa Slam

Next Sofa Slam event: Saturday 26 January

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.

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Whether you are new to poetry, an established poet or just a little curious, the Sofa Slam is an evening of outstanding free poetry. Enter the slam to perform, win a prize and make your voice heard.

Each slam is accompanied by an afternoon workshop for an opportunity to flex your writing muscles and experiment with style and create new poetry.

The Sofa Slam is produced and emceed by Aislinn Evans. Aislinn is an East London poet, artist & cartoonist, former SLAMbassador, world slam championships finalist, and youngest ever UK Slam Champion. Aislinn founded the Sofa Slam in 2018, Barking & Dagenham's first ever poetry slam. They have been commissioned by Nationwide and worked in collaboration with the Barbican.

The Sofa Slam is hosted at The White House seasonally, check our calendar for more details on upcoming events. For more information, contact Aislinn at theSofaSlam@outlook.com

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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