Mind Over Slammer: Sheffield Heat

Tuesday 5th March @ Theatre Deli [Poetry Slam]

Audience Tickets


Otis Mensah is a musician and multidisciplinary artist exploring the intersection of poetry and experimental music(s). Taking influence from the rhythmic and expressive freedom of Jazz, Otis’ work uses aesthetic language as an instrument to solo through themes of race, identity and the body.

Since being appointed Sheffield’s first Poet Laureate in 2018, Otis has sold-out their debut poetry collection Safe Metamorphosis published with Prototype in 2020, debuted at Glastonbury & We Out Here as well as performing with the likes of Moor Mother, Nightmares On Wax, Benjamin Zephaniah and Little Simz.

Slam Applications

All poetry slam participants and audience members must be 18 or over due to licensing rules in venues.
Deadline for slam applications: Thursday 22nd February 2024 @ 10pm
Names will be drawn at random and successful applicants will be contacted via email on Friday 23rd February 2024, by 10pm
Mental Health Support
We appreciate that competition of any kind, or the discussion of potentially sensitive topics at events, may trigger anxiety or other pre-existing mental health concerns. As a result of this, following each slam, we are offering participants an optional, free 45 minute online aftercare session with our resident BACP-accredited psychotherapist Anna Sinski. Anna will also be available at each slam should participants require any care. 
Please see our FAQ Page for more information about how the slams work
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Where & When?

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Theatre Deli

Cuthbert House
Arley St
Highfield, Sheffield
S2 4QP
Doors Open: 6.30pm
Show: 7pm – 10pm
DJ: 10pm – 11pm