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National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

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Tickets: £7.50 - £10.00

TOAST, the team behind Norfolk’s biggest regular poetry night, is mixing things up with an after hours slam poetry open mic! Grab a slot, show off your best work, and help us to celebrate East Anglia as a hotbed of creative talent. Includes a headline set from Jasmine Gardosi.

Open mic slots will open from 9am on Saturday 20 April. Please email with your name. They will then reply to you to confirm if you have a performance slot of three minutes. There are eight slots available by email, and two more ‘RISK IT’ slots will open at the event so you can chance your luck on the night!


Jasmine Gardosi is a multiple slam champion, Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist and recent winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry. Jasmine uses audience participation, beatboxing and manipulation of voice and body in order to explore LGBTQ+ issues, sex education and mental health. Her work has appeared on Sky Arts, Button Poetry, at the Tate Modern, Glastonbury Festival, and across BBC Radio, including BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, Radio 4 and BBC Asian Network. Jasmine runs West Midlands Poets’ Place, as well as regular school and community workshops around the country.

Important information

Venue: National Centre for Writing , Dragon Hall

Duration: 1hr 15 minutes


Tickets: £10.00

Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Young NNF: £7.50 tickets for ages 18-25 with our FREE YoungNNF membership. Sign up here

Offer: Book 3+ City of Literature events and get 10% off - Excludes workshops

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24 May

08:00 pm

£7.50 - £10.00

City of Literature is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.


Masthead image: Jasmine Gardosi © Neal Kemsley

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