Listen Up! A wild bunch of free-wheeling wordsmiths of wisdom are hitting the stage for an afternoon of slam poetry with a difference.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Jenny Wynter, with special guest Aussie Hip Hop legend, Morganics, Gran Slam Live features comedy, music, and poetry that will have you laughing, cheering and left in awe, as our razor-sharp collective of poetic stars battle it out with their intimate reflections and hilarious insights into life, ageing, freedom and everything in between.


Fancy yourself a wordsmith too? Want to get involved!

If you’re 65+ with a story to share, a declaration to make, or an opinion to be penned, Gran Slam will inspire you to write and perform poetry that moves and inspires.

Sign up to a free six-week online workshop program, led by some of Australia’s most renowned spoken word poets and special guests, then attend a face to face masterclass to ‘polish up your performance skills’ at RPAC prior to the Gran Slam LIVE showcase event.

No experience is necessary, just passion and enthusiasm to have a go!

Online workshops: Weekly August – September 2022
Performance Skills Masterclass: 28 September 9am – 12pm RPAC



FREE Information Session

Intro to Gran Slam: Wed 27 July, 10:30am-11:30am - Cleveland Library


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Gran Slam is a project by Everybody NOW! supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Everybody NOW! by is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, The City of Gold Coast, and are proudly a Home Company at HOTA Home of the Arts.

Photos: Scott Belzner


Event and ticketing details

Date and time

FREE Information Session - Intro to Gran Slam: Wed 27 July, 10:30am-11:30am @ Cleveland Library
FREE Online Workshops: Every Wednesday From 3rd August – 7th September 2022
FREE Performance Skills Masterclass: Wed 28 September, 9am–12pm @ RPAC
Sunday 2 October - 4pm

Duration:     Performance: 1hr 30mins (subject to change); Masterclasses: as per above.


Adult: $30.00
Seniors/Pensioners: $25.00
Table of 4: $35.00 - pp | Includes a bottle of bubbly, red or white wine - please select at the end of booking process | ID required on collection

Ticket status

On Sale


RPAC Auditorium

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes


Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child

Booking fees:

$5 by phone and $6 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances

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