Farrago West of England
Slam! Championships
at the Wells Festival of Literature

Thursday, 28th October, at 7:30 PM
The White Hart Hotel, Sadler St, Wells, Somerset

Elvis McGonagal
above: Elvis McGonagal, current Farrago Poetry Slam! Champion (photo: O'Neill)


Farrago Poetry comes to the Wells Festival of Literature with a Slam! open to ANY poet. Poets may read or perform a poem on any subject in any style. This year Farrago Slams have been won by poets from 16 to 72 years young. EVERY POET WINS A PRIZE!!!

Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Tickets: £6.

The winner of this event will qualify for the Farrago UK SLAM! Poetry Championship Finals to be held in London in December – Europe’s longest running National Slam!

Featuring these poets:


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

Mahogany Browne, New York hip hop poetry star and Def Poetry Jam/HBO regular.

Jim Thomas, Oxford Slam master.

Adrian Bishop, Poetry Life editor in chief!


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 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. Read some of our history.

John Paul O'Neill

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