Today I was at Solihull Arts Complex to judge the area heats of the Poetry by Heart competition. The standard was very high, which made judging difficult. It was inspiring to see young people getting involved in performing poetry, and I hope they keep it up.
Later that evening I was at a slam competition hosted by poets Sarah-Jane Arbury and Marcus Moore, that was part of the Lolihull Comedy Festival. I was only in the audience this time, but after seeing the brilliant atmosphere at the slam, I am keen to participate in one myself.