The University of Manchester's Uni-Slam Team

Help us get to Uni-Slam, a national poetry slam competition, so we can represent our university!

The University of Manchester's Uni-Slam Team
  • £500

    pledged of £800

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This project received pledges on Mon 19 Dec 2016
4 years, 5 months ago

Dear all,

We'd like to update you to let you know that this weekend, The Manchester Team came 3rd place, out of twenty teams, in the national poetry Slam competition UniSlam. The competition was tough and we are so pleased to be in the position.

A couple of thoughts from the judges included "the way you used the stage was a protest within itself" "I don't know whether he's a cocky bastard or just brilliant" "You made two of us cry" "if you want this, call me" and so much more.

We all had the best weekend of our lives and we are so grateful to all of you who made this happen.

We often say that money doesn't matter in the arts, but the truth is we're too often under-financed or not taken seriously, arts are always the first to be cut; I hope you still feel like that this was a worthwhile project.

This has changed five little poets lives.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

If anyone is interested in watching the performances we did this weekend we will be holding a free event on the 17th February at Solomon's bar in Withington (TBC) where we go through our set; we will also be joined by University of Salford team who will perform their work.

We will be emailing individually regarding rewards in the next couple of days, but for now, thank you.

Roma, Liv, Kayleigh, Damani, Alle

4 years, 7 months ago

Following on from a fantastic event last night and some amazing support here over the last couple of days, I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who's donated so far. After last night's performances I can surely say that our team is really something special and we're well on our way to funding our little team making it to the big heights!

Lots of love 

Roma, Alle, Liv, Kayleigh and Damani.