Be Natural Poetry Slam – poetry comes to the Nature Festival

winner – Radhe Krishna
runner up – River Hill
third – Tracey O’Callaghan
Henry Davis
Kerryn Tredrea
David Cronin
Conor Brown
Ginny Thorne
Emma Collins
Tim O’Laughlin
Jill Wherry
Luke Baker
Beth Baillie
Drew Cuffley
guest – Matthew Pankhurst
audience
MC Kami
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winner - Radhe Krishna
runner up - River Hill
third - Tracey O'Callaghan
Henry Davis
Kerryn Tredrea
David Cronin
Conor Brown
Ginny Thorne
Emma Collins
Tim O'Laughlin
Jill Wherry
Luke Baker
Beth Baillie
Drew Cuffley
guest - Matthew Pankhurst
audience
MC Kami
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The “Nature Festival – Be Natural Poetry Slam” brought out a fine group of poets, including some excellent new faces, for a fabulous night of nature-inspired poetry. Guest poet Matthew Pankhurst entertained us with hedgehogs, mice and other denizens of the wild. Congratulations to winner Radhe Krishna, runner-up River Hill, and third-place Tracey O’Callaghan.… ... Read more ...

Nature Festival 2023 – Be Natural Poetry Slam

Saturday 14 October 2023
Poets sign up from 6.30pm, slam commences at 7pm.

Dymocks Adelaide
Regent Theatre Level 1, Shop 45 101/107 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

$10 at Humanitix

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Now in its fourth year, the ‘Be Natural’ Poetry Slam is an all ages event with the broad theme of nature and what it means to you giving the participants the opportunity to stretch their creative ‘limbs’ and think about what nature and the natural world does mean to them. The rules are simple – one poem, two minutes maximum, no props, no costumes, … ... Read more ...

Game On! Championship performances at The Jade!!

Game Slam winners
Game Slam 1st place – Cecelia Ronson
Game Slam 2nd place – Carrisa Fischer
Game Slam 3rd place – Conor Brown
Side Quest Prize – Carissa Fischer
Matthew Pankhurst
Claire Watson
Cecelia Ronson
Carissa Fischer
Conor Brown
Coogs
Sacrifice – Kami
MC Sarah Jane Justice
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Game Slam winners
Game Slam 1st place - Cecelia Ronson
Game Slam 2nd place - Carrisa Fischer
Game Slam 3rd place - Conor Brown
Side Quest Prize - Carissa Fischer
Matthew Pankhurst
Claire Watson
Cecelia Ronson
Carissa Fischer
Conor Brown
Coogs
Sacrifice - Kami
MC Sarah Jane Justice
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Game On! A Game Themed Poetry Slam at The Jade lived up to the hype and more! Fabulous poems, crazy games, enthusiastic punters well and truly into the fun, and MC Sarah driving the whole league-ladder-shaking round to the final siren! Here are few pics… thanks to everyone who braved the … ... Read more ...

Game On! A Game Themed Poetry Slam

Thursday, 8th June, 2023
6:30pm

The Jade
142 -160 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA 5000

$10 admission

On your marks, get set…. GO! Welcome to GAME ON! A Game Themed Poetry Slam.

As with all our poetry slams, competitors will have two minutes to dazzle the crowd with their original spoken word poetry. The twist? For one night only, all competitors must tie their poem into the theme of GAMES. It’s up to the poets how they choose to work with the theme. The options are endless: board games, video games, card games, sports, arcade games, playground games, mind games… … ... Read more ...

The Memory Place with Caroline Reid

Friday 12 May & Friday 19 May, 2023
9:30 – 11:30am

Minor Works Building Community Centre
22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA 5000

Adelaide’s History Festival runs for the month of May, celebrating South Australia’s history through a vast program of events. We’re proud to have had a hand in organising The Memory Place: Poetry Writing Workshops with Caroline Reid – Poet and Performer.

A series of writing workshops open to anyone who wants to creatively explore family or personal history through poetry. The emphasis is on writing poems that follow the natural rhythms of speech (free verse) and … ... Read more ...

VOGON poetry night – bring your worst!!

Mixed Creative
32 Nile Street, Port Adelaide

Thursday, 25 May, 2023
7:00 pm

$8

Spoken Word SA are proud to highlight and support some of the best poetry in the country… but now, for one night only, we want to see your WORST!

Towel Day is celebrated every year on the 25th of May to honour Douglas Adams and his sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. For Towel Day 2023, we will be hosting a Vogon Poetry Night!

“Vogons are one of the most unpleasant races in the galaxy – not evil, but bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious, … ... Read more ...

Be Natural Poetry Slam 2022

Winners!
Winner – Tracey O’Callaghan
Runner-up – David Cronin
3rd place – Drew Cuffley
Guest poet – Carissa Fischer
Jo Hanna
Liam Haussler
Jac Semmler
Matthew Pankhurst
Penelope Hayter
Luke Baker
Victoria Cam
Annette Swain
Cayley Ferguson
Nigel Ford
Esther Terrestrial
MC Sarah Jane Justice and The Hat
Audience at Dymocks
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Winners!
Winner - Tracey O'Callaghan
Runner-up - David Cronin
3rd place - Drew Cuffley
Guest poet - Carissa Fischer
Jo Hanna
Liam Haussler
Jac Semmler
Matthew Pankhurst
Penelope Hayter
Luke Baker
Victoria Cam
Annette Swain
Cayley Ferguson
Nigel Ford
Esther Terrestrial
MC Sarah Jane Justice and The Hat
Audience at Dymocks
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The Be Natural Poetry Slam was a great success with a big turn-out cheering on a diverse mix of fabulous poets. Congratulations to winner, Tracey O’Callaghan, runner-up, David Cronin, and close third-place, Drew Cuffley.

Special thanks to guest poet, Carissa Fischer for their stunning set, … ... Read more ...

BE NATURAL Poetry Slam

With all the national slam action going on don’t forget that the BE NATURAL POETRY SLAM will be on again as part of the ever fantastic 2022 Nature Festival.

Saturday, October 15th, 2022
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Dymocks Adelaide
101- 107 Rundle Mall, Adelaide


Contestants sign up on the night at 5.30pm. The main event gets underway at 6:00pm.

Performers have two minutes maximum to share their original poem on the broad theme of ‘nature’. Contestants can speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. … ... Read more ...