Siblings Together in partnership with SLAMbassadors UK are holding a two day poetry masterclass on 27th and 28th June at The Poetry Society for young people in care aged between 12 and 18 who are interested in writing and performing.
This masterclass is free and we have 15 spaces available for this exciting opportunity.
Siblings Together aim to help young people in care initiate and continue to have contact with their siblings, helping them to develop strong family bonds and above all achieve an independent and positive place in society supported by their sibling relationships.
Our Creative Connections programmes are developed for a variety of age groups creating positive experiences for all children in care, not just sibling groups.
SLAMbassadors UK is the longest running youth slam in the country, founded in an attempt to give voices back to the silenced in our society. SLAMbassadors UK run workshops for young people aged 12-18 who have a story to tell.
The first day will be spent developing writing techniques, looking at life stories and creating a new piece of work around the theme of identity.
The second day will be spent rehearsing the piece of work and will then be filmed. (Filming permissions will need to be given but recordings will not be for public use) Each recording will be entered into The National Youth Slams competition. They will be watched by a panel of judges. They will chose their final six who will then represent the UK. Previous judges have included Kate Tempest, Benjamin Zephaniah and Hollie McNish among many others.
As well as this opportunity, two participants will be invited to perform live at The Arts Theatre in the West End on the 8th July.
This programme is designed to increase engagement with literature, increase self-confidence and provide a gateway to the world of the professional poet/spoken word artist. Many of the young spoken word artists discovered over the last 13 years have become fixtures on the poetry scene, recorded albums and even published books.
If you have any young people who would be interested in this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0207 394 8708