Big Church Festival Poetry Slam 2024


Calling all poets and spoken word artists!

We are excited to announce the Big Church Poetry Slam (presented by Big Church Festival, Bible Society and AStepFWD) kicking off with auditions to the semi-finals in London and the finals at Big Church Festival 2024.

For a chance to perform in the semi-finals in London at Poetic (4th May) and if you make it through, to the Spoken Word Stage at Big Church Festival (25-26th May), please audition by delivering a spoken word straight to camera.

Base it on a Bible character of your choice and upload it using the form below.

It must be a one-shot, one-take and no longer than 2 minutes.

Please Note: Entry closes on 15th April. Auditions are open to anyone over 18. You must be able to perform in London on 4 May 2024 and potentially again at Big Church Festival on 25 May 2024. Semi-finalists will be announced on 19th April and anyone that gets through to this stage will need to be ready to perform confidently in front of an audience on 4 May 2024. Bible Society and AStepFWD may select performers at their discretion but are not obligated to do so and further Bible Society, BCF and AStepFWD are not obligated to provide feedback of any kind.

Uploaded performances will be used/viewed by Bible Society, BCF and AStepFWD for this audition process only. Performing at Big Church Festival by any participant(s) selected by Bible Society, BCF and AStepFWD will be subject to contract. Bible Society will contact participants using the email provided on the above form. If you do not respond in a timely manner to any Bible Society email about this audition, Bible Society may, at its discretion, contact another participant instead.