Farrago Poetry:
A Decade of UK SLAM!

Farrago were the first group to run a poetry slam in Britain, on 19th February 1994, and are organisers of the longest running slam competition in Europe, the Farrago London SLAM! Poetry Championships.

Farrago on the BBC

BBC/Somerset recently made Farrago Poetry a special feature in their "where to go" column on the official BBC website. Why not click over there and take a look? While you're there, let the BBC know how you feel about poetry and spoken word in broadcast media.

Farrago Central London Championships:
RADA Foyer Bar, Mallet St, WC1
Friday, 8th October, 7:00 PM



Open to ANY poet, and EVERY poet wins a PRIZE! The winner will be the SLAM! Champion of Central London and will qualify for the Farrago London SLAM! Championship finals! + Top class music + the best of International and London feature poets! Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Tickets: £6/£4.

Music from Eska Mtungwazi, Internationally renowned vocalist and songwriter featured on the current TY single, appearing at the South Bank Centre in November.

Featuring these poets:


poets Mahogany Brown and Pierre Ringwald featured poets: Mahogany Browne (photo courtesy of the artist), and Pierre Ringwald (photo: O'Neill)

Mahogany Browne, top New York poet, Nuyorican slam winner and featured poet on HBO’s Real Sex television show in the US.

Jay Bernard, the youngest ever winner of a Farrago Slam! At this year’s Decade celebaration event. `Hers (poem) was intense and daring.’ Daily Telegraph.

Valeria Melchioretto, reading from her first poetry collection.

David Morgan, the reigning Farrago London Slam! Champion, just back from a successful show in Edinburgh

Pierre Ringwald, Canadian poet and founder of Ottawa’s Step UP Slam!

John Paul O'Neill

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Farrago Poetry
108, High St
West Wickham
Kent. BR4 OND.

Pictured on the left: Farrago MC John Paul O'Neill