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April 2019

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Spoken Word Jamboree

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spoken Word Jamboree kicks off not only Hullabaloo, but also Verses Festival of Words! All participating teams will be invited to perform a one-minute intro poem to tell us more about themselves and their school, and Halifax’s El Jones will rock the house as the night’s feature. The Jamboree provides all participating poets a chance to meet each other outside of a competition setting – and you a chance to glimpse the spirit of loving camaraderie that makes Hullabaloo one…

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Spoken Word Jamboree

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Spoken Word Jamboree leads off Hullabaloo and Verses! Hullabaloo teams present short poems to introduce themselves! Feature performance by Halifax’s 5th Poet Laureate, spoken word poet El Jones. 6PM-8PM / VPL Central Branch / Alice MacKay Room / Free   HULLABALOO A one of a kind youth poetry event that kicks off Verses Festival of Words! Hullabaloo is BC’s Youth Spoken Word Festival. Teams of youth poets aged 13 to 18 from across British Columbia come together to compete…

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All Star Slam #1 & #2

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

The All Star Slam is an all-out battle of poetic verve and wit, pitting El Jones, Francis Arevalo and Ann-Bernice Thomas against each other in a fun-filled showcase of slam at its finest! This showcase demonstrates the power and possibilities of spoken word poetry at its highest level. Hosted by Johnny Trinh. #1 Doors 8:45 AM / Start: 9:30 AM  #2 Doors: 11:45 AM / Show: 12:30 PM RIO Theatre / $4 Rush tickets at door / #2 Sold Out…

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Hullabaloo Poetry Slam Round 1!

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every team in Hullabaloo will perform in one bout this evening, either the first or second slate of prelims. All teams and audience members are encouraged to attend the entire evening. The poems will be judged by five random members of the audience who are not directly affiliated with any of the poets or schools. They will give each poem a score between 0 and 10. We will drop the high and low scores, and each poem will receive a…

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Adventures in Poetryland

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Youth poets take up to two workshops designed to help expand their poetic horizons and learn about the breadth of spoken word from professional poets. Participants select workshops on offer by Ruby Singh, El Jones, Francis Arevalo and Ann-Bernice Thomas.  FREE FOR YOUTH AGED 13 to 18! Advanced registration required! To register, CLICK HERE! Sign up for any 2 out of 4 available workshops on this day. Registration is first come, first served, and space is limited. 10 AM / VPL…

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Hullabaloo Poetry Slam Round 2!

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Every team in Hullabaloo will perform in one bout this afternoon, either the first or second slate of prelims. All teams and audience members are encouraged to attend the entire evening. The poems will be judged by five random members of the audience who are not directly affiliated with any of the poets or schools. They will give each poem a score between 0 and 10. We will drop the high and low scores, and each poem will receive a…

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Hullabaloo Team Finals featuring Ruby Singh

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 9th annual HULLABALOO FINALS NIGHT will determine which of the top-ranked teams has takes home the fabled Billy Sharkspeare Trophy! Ruby Singh will start the evening with a feature set of his remarkable multidisciplinary spoken word. Then the top four teams from the preliminary bouts will face off against each other with the 2019 Hullabaloo team championship (and the Billy Sharkspeare Trophy) at stake! Doors: 7:30 PM / Start: 8:00 PM / VPL Central Branch: Alice MacKay Room Doors…

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