Long time Book Club residents, Hammer & Tongue Hackney, start their 2018 with a massive show of live poetry and spoken word. With feature sets from one of UK hip hop's finest, Jam Baxter, and former world poetry slam champion Elvis McGonagall, this should be one of London's spoken word events of the year! On top of this, there will be the usual open mic slam, the competition that launched recently crowned National Slam Champion, Usaama Minhas, who went on to take that title at the Royal Albert Hall this January. £7 advance, £10 on the door.
Jam Baxter - "this dude is definitely among my favourite poets/rappers ever" (Chester P) Elvis McGonagall - “….righteous ire, directed at very deserving targets….McGonagall’s verses are shot through with a moral umbrage and rhetorical power” (Brian Logan, The Guardian)