Over the course of a two-day literary extravaganza, poetry slam champions from all over the UK competed for the title of UK champion in individual and team events, featuring special guest artists from the world of spoken word Luke Wright, Rob Aughton and Kat Francois.

Theresa Lola is a Nigerian British poet, who entered the UK Poetry Slam final as Hackney’s slam champion. A regular on London’s poetry scene, she was shortlisted for the London Magazine Poetry Prize and 2015 Outspoken Poetry Prize. She is also a Barbican Young Poets Alumni and part of the Octavia Women of Colour Poetry collective.

Watch her winning performance:

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! I am still in shock. Thank you to hammerandtongue</a> for this new title of National Slam Champion.</p>&mdash; Theresa Lola (theresa_lola) 8 January 2017

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