Vanessa Kissuule

Vanessa Kisuule has won several slam titles including Farrago Schools Out Slam Champion 2010, Bang Said The Gun Award, Poetry Rivals 2011, Next Generation Slam 2012, Slambassadors 2010 and South West Hammer and Tongue Slam Champion 2012 and most recently The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam in New York. She has worked with the Southbank Centre, RADA, The Bristol City Council and had her work featured on BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, The Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV and TEDx in Vienna. She represented the UK in two European Slam Championships in Sweden and Belgium and completed a ten day tour around Germany in 2015. Her debut poetry collection ‘Joyriding The Storm’ was published in April 2014.

She has performed at an array of renowned poetry events such as Blahblahblah at the Bristol Old Vic, Tongue Fu, Chill Pill in London, Hit the Ode in Birmingham and Shake the Dust in Plymouth and many festivals including Shambala, WOMAD, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury.