Poetic Unity and R.I.S.E received a New Conversations grant from the British Council, the High Commission of Canada in the UK, and Farnham Maltings. The grant supported us to collaborate on a project that saw 3 young poets from R.I.S.E travel to London, UK between May 27th – June 2nd 2019 and 3 young poets from Poetic Unity travel to Toronto, Canada between September 26th – October 4th 2019. The poets visited each others countries for one week and performed at each others events, delivered workshops to young people, and facilitated a knowledge exchange to learn from each other and create more impact in our communities.
It was an amazing exchange which showed just how similar the Brixton and Scarborough communities are even though they are worlds apart. This exchange connected us with some incredible people and has helped create a lifelong connection with R.I.S.E which we will continue to build on for years to come.
Watch the videos below to see some of the highlights from our exchange: