Onwords and UPwords

For over 5 years we have been working to boost Somerset’s Spoken Word and Performance Poetry ecosystem by creating opportunities for aspiring writers.

About Onwords and UPwords

Somerslam was our annual slam poetry competition which ran for 3 years at Somerfest in partnership with Fuse performance and the Creative Innovation Centre.

We teamed up with TYCA (link) and BBC Radio Somerset in 2019 to create a series of opportunities for young writers across Somerset culminating in a number of showpiece events as part of TYCA festival.

We run a year-round mentoring and professional pathways project for young writers of poetry, rap, storytelling and stand-up comedy.

Young artists are supported by professional writers, musicians and videographers to create high quality video and live performance content and have the opportunity to showcase their work through a range of platforms.

If you or a young person you work with are interested in becoming part of our professional pathways project please email hello@clementineslivearts.co.uk

Anyone under the age of 16 will need written permission from a parent or guardian to apply. If you have any access needs or anything which makes it difficult to be part of a project like this please do get in touch and we will do everything we can to help.

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