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Wham Bam Tauranga Poetry Slam [Escape 2022]

Friday 14 October 2022


$13.00 – $15.00
Service fees apply


Fri 14 October, 19:00-21:00


Baycourt X Space

Presented by Tauranga Arts Festival & Motif Poetry
Recommended Age: 14+

Motif Poetry is proud to present the second annual Wham Bam Tauranga Poetry Slam. It's alive. It's energetic. It explodes from the mic and flies around the room!

Get ready for three rounds of audience-judged, original work from established and emerging local performers. The poets battle it out and, by the end of the night, we will crown a new Tauranga Slam Champ who will go on to represent Tauranga at the national NZ Poetry Slam! There will also be a performance by reigning New Zealand Poetry Slam Champion Daniel Goodwin.

Our slams are safe, fun, inclusive spaces and, whether you perform sonnets, rap, activism or comedy, all styles are welcome in this fun format.  

Entries are still open. We’re now taking sign-ups to compete, so check out the Tauranga Arts Festival website for more details


  • Adult $16.00
  • Child (12 & Under) $14.00
  • Student (with ID) $14.00


  • Box Office Opens: 6:00pm
  • Doors Open: 6:30pm
  • Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Lockout: None
  • Interval: 15min
  • End Time: 9:00pm

Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.