This project celebrates the incredible contributions of Black people to British culture and supports the next generation to make their mark upon our culture whilst honouring the past. This project is designed to open up conversations about the positive and negative experiences of being Black in the UK and how it affects the lives of young people today. Through 3 interactive sessions, students from 3 secondary schools in Enfield were given the opportunity to express themselves through spoken word and explore the topic of Being Black in Britain. The students produced some truly amazing pieces of spoken word, demonstrating their creativity, knowledge and understanding of the history of the British Black experience. The project culminated in a performance at the Dugdale Arts Centre! Please get in touch if you're interested in running a similar project at your school or organisation.
During this project we worked closely with 12 primary schools in London, delivering 140 spoken word workshops, to 35 classes, introducing 900+ young people to the art form of spoken word poetry and supporting them to express themselves confidently. To culminate the project some of the most inspiring young people we’ve encountered came together to share their voices on themes chosen by them in a professional theatre!
'Write2Speak Primary Voices' is a Spoken Word programme designed for schools to empower, inspire and support student's wellbeing through creativity. Please contact us if you would like to run a similar programme in your school.
This project supported marginalised young people to express themselves through spoken word, particularly for those people who are refugees and migrants to the UK; as we all once were. The project was delivered in partnership with The British Red Cross, Counterpoints Arts, The Hive / Catch 22 and Young Roots. During this project we delivered 16 workshops working with 100+ young people in 5 Boroughs across London. For many of the people involved English was a second, third or fourth language, this presented a great opportunity to adapt our work and delve into facilitating multi-lingual poetry workshops. The films made during this project are available in the 'Films' section of our website.