Hammer & Tongue FEAT Scott Tyrrell & Kirsten Luckins

Hammer & Tongue Waterloo is back from their summer break, attending Edinburgh Fringe.

A very special gig indeed, (happening on the 12th of October) will feature Scott Tyrrell & Kirsten Luckins! Join your hosts Sara Hirsch and Caroline Teague for a night of incredible poetry from their amazing features as well as the open slam where one lucky poet will win a slot in the regional final!! (The winner of which goes through to the National Slam Final at the Royal Albert Hall!)

The open poetry slam, as always, is open to everyone. Poets have one round to wow the judges and poems must be 3mins or less. To sign up, show up early and get your name on the list!

  • Wednesday 12th October
  • Doors and drinks at 7, show starts at 8!
  • £6/£4 for slammers – sign up on the door (from 7pm)



“This Newcastle-based stand up poet was both the BBC Poetry Slam champion and UK Anti-Slam Champion 2015. Scott has been writing and performing poetry and comedy since the turn of the century. An award-winning comedian as well as multi slam winning poet, he has performed his work around the UK, Europe and at many festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Prague Fringe, WOMAD, Larmer Tree, Lindisfarne, The Big Chill and Glastonbury – where he was Poetry Blogger-in-Residence in 2015. He has performed his work numerous times on TV and Radio. He is author of two collections of Poetry; most recently, the warmly received ‘Grown Up’ published by Red Squirrel Press.” – womad.co.uk

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“He can in turns be scathing and poignant, clever and surprising. More importantly, Scott is funny. Lots of poets are, mind you, wry-humorous-witty-type funny, but Scott is hold-your-belly-catch-your-breath-my-face-hurts-type funny. He’s a rare talent, and the nation is catching on.” – Narc Magazine



Kirsten Luckins works for Apples and Snakes in the North, and only started performing poetry so she had a leg to stand on when bossing other poets around. Since she began in 2010 she has toured two Arts Council-funded shows, has a full collection published by Burning Eye, had work featured in many quality literary magazines, been shortlisted for the Wenlock Prize and very nearly won a Saboteur Award. She is probably too old for this shizzle, but is going to keep doing it anyway.

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So see you all, poetry lovers soon, upstairs in the Function Room on the 12th of October! It’ll be great fun as always!


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