First Fridays: Derby Poetry Festival Poetry Slam

06/10/2023, 7pm

Museum of Making

Silk Mill Lane off Full Street




Museum of Making at Derby Silk has undergone a £18m refurbishment and welcomed its first visitors in May 2021. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands…

Often referred to simply as ‘Slam’, a Poetry Slam is a competitive form of Poetry participants write on any topic they chose and are scored on their writing and performance as well as their ability to keep to a set time limit, with a winner walking away with the title.

Although a competition, oftentimes you’ll hear the mantra “the point is not the points, the point is the poetry”. Slam brings out raw and emotional responses to relevant topics, to both the writer and the current social situation.

This year’s Slam takes place after five years of successful slams in Derby. Expect an emotive evening filled with passion, enthusiasm and joy. Hosted at our new venue, The Museum of Making, it’s always one of the liveliest nights of the festival.

Interested in taking part? register your interest here.

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