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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Favourite Word Slam!

photo©Alan Summers 2009
Organisers: With Words Friday 25th September 2009
8pm The Fat Fowl, Bradford on Avon
The Fat Fowl is only minutes from the train station if you turn left! ;-)
Tickets: £5 (price includes a glass of good wine).

We had a terrific bunch of people, some local, some from out of town as far afield as Corsham and Nailsea if you exclude two Americans who fell in love with the West Country years ago.

What is FAVOURITE WORDS what is a Slam!?
It's like a poetry slam except you only have to perform a single word that you might just adore and didn't even know it!

Or it could be a word you are fascinated by, or a word you absolutely hate but need to get that fact off your chest, because you just have to say it!!!

Alan's spelling is rubbish, and his favourite word!

All this in a fun filled laid back three-round event, where you are invited to share these mad cap fab favourite words of yours!

During the breaks we ran little word games with daft prizes!

Bob, Jane, and Damien seem delighted with their Alphabet Spaghetti!

Every round, the audience can vote for the word that got them laughing, or philosophical, or just plain confused!

The audience have fun putting people through they love or hate so they have to say another word for the second round, and yet again if you get through to the third round!

Even though it was an individual game people enjoyed giving each other support.

So have three words ready just in case you get through to the final!

You don't have to be a "writer" or a "poet" to take part and really enjoy this.

Dictionaries are available on the night, but you'd better start thinking now to be in with a chance of winning decent 1st, 2nd or 3rd prizes!

2nd and 3rd Prizes of With Words Haiku Mugs went to Tom from Boston U.S.A. and David from Corsham.

David wins a With Words haiku mug!

Our Favourite Words Winner!!!!

Tracy wins a fine voucher from our Favourite Words sponsor "Wild Mary Ellis"
A lovely new business just opposite the With Words office offering Holistic Beauty and well being at 5 Market Street, Bradford on Avon, Tel. (01225) 866470


The map of Bradford on Avon:
On the map, Fat Fowl is "L"

About the Festival:

(about 5-7 minutes away from the Fat Fowl
and ample parking if coming by car):

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