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The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is a national umbrella organisation that promotes the welfare of poets and poetry. It does this through its websites and through activities including workshops, public events, poetry competitions and the publications Poetry News and Poetry Review. Our funding contributes to its core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £360,000
  • 2013-2014: £360,000
  • 2014-2015: £370,000

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Zainab Shah Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Zahra Shaikh Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Yehia Hassan Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

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Yasmin Warsame Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Vinitha Vasantharajah Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Radhika Chauhan Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Oshaun Morgan Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Jinali Wijesinghe Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Humna Ahmed - Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, and the oldest youth slam in the country. Well-known poets and spoken word artists work with students in 2-day masterclasses helping them to create pieces around the theme of Identity, which are then judged to select the national solo team, who perform their debut professional sets in the Royal Festival Hall. 2014 was judged by Kate Tempest and Joelle Taylor, along with Bea Colley from the Southbank Centre and Tom MacAndrew from the Poetry Society. Polar Bear worked with Kingsbury School. For further information please go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Hiba Al Khafaji Kingsbury School

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championship. Founded in 2001 as a London-wide project it became national in 2008. Well known poets and spoken word artists spend 2 days in school working with a masterclass group, helping the students to write orginal spoken word around the theme of Identity. Kingsbury School worked with Polar Bear. For further information got to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

La Shay Green

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championship. Founded in 2001 as a London-wide project it became national in 2008. Well known poets and spoken word artists spend 2 days in school working with a masterclass group, helping the students to write orginal spoken word around the theme of Identity. Kingsbury School worked with Polar Bear. For further information go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk or email jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Is This Me or My Life Claremont Academy

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships with a theme of Identity. Spoken word artists and poets visit schools in 2-day masterclasses to enable the students to create their own piece. Claremont Academy worked with Joshua Idehen.

I Am Claremont Academy

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships with a theme of Identity. Spoken word artists and poets visit schools in 2-day masterclasses to enable the students to create their own piece. Claremont Academy worked with Joshua Idehen.

Where is the rulebook by Yasmin Wilson

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

'You belong to your father' Anne Gill

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Union Jack

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Trust No One Renée Dacres

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Tinaye Mapoka Capture

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Tiah The Book

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Tanaz This is for the Misfits

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

The Perfect Girls

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Sadiha The Unknown Girl

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Rebecca Mother's Hands

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Nazia Hooded and Proud

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

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