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Our Vision

 

Poetic Unity is a Brixton based charity that provides support and services for young people across the UK.

Our vision is to give young people a voice and to empower them to reach their highest potential.

We use poetry as a tool to support young people create positive change in their lives and in society.  

Our Aims

 

To give a voice to the voiceless  

In society young people are often silenced and ridiculed for their views. We believe it's integral that young people have a voice, so we create safe and friendly environments for young people to express themselves

and feel valued in the community.

To improve education and physical health

We provide alternative education that uses poetry as a tool to engage young people, improve behaviour and make learning fun. We believe its integral that young people exercise regularly, so we provide interactive programmes coined ‘Poetry in Motion’ for them to excel the recommended daily amount.

 To support mental health

We provide programmes to educate young people on mental health and support them with holistic methods such as writing poetry, to help them face their issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

 

To UNIFY COMMUNITIES

We run regular events at Black Cultural Archives, Theatre Peckham and in the Greater London area which focuses on building community and inter-generational cohesion.

 

To promote the Poetry scene

 We are one of the organisations at the forefront of contributing to the growth of the poetry scene in London. In just over 5 years we have produced over 500 events, gave a platform to hundreds of poets, and created a BBC/BFI documentary on the importance of poetry for young people.

SUPPORT POETIC UNITY 

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Want to support the work we do with young people in the community? 

 

Join our new Donation Membership today!

 

How to become a member?

  1. Click here: become a donation member.

  2. Enter the amount you would like to donate.

  3. Under the donation amount there is an option that says ‘Make this a monthly donation’ check that box.

  4. Click donate.

  5. Once you are set up, please email: info@poeticunity.org.uk with your name and the membership you have chosen.

 

Membership options via image. 

 

*Silver and Gold members can select their free merchandise during the third month of subscription. Free in person events that don’t happen this year due to Covid-19 can be carried over to the next year. 

 

Thank you to our partner Naylou Holistics for offering 10% off their services for all gold members: www.naylouholistics.com/offerings 

 

Thank you in advance for your donation.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

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Lockdown in the UK began on March 16th, 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and with all our services usually delivered in person we weren’t sure how we going to be able to support the community at the time. Our team set up an emergency meeting and worked out how to connect with the community online.

 

From the week beginning March 23rd, 2020 we started delivering all of our services online via Social Media, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

 

Since then, there has been 41 weeks of lockdowns and restrictions and in that time we have delivered 286 workshops and events online which have directly supported the confidence, self-esteem, personal development, and mental health of 634 people in the community (majority aged 11-30 years old.) 

 

In total our services have been used by and benefited 10,751 people across the world from the UK to the USA to

India to Canada to Africa to New Zealand and Australia.

 

(Statistics based on activity between March 23rd – December 30th 2020)

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