THE POETIC RELIEF PROJECT
On the last Thursday of each month starting 28th October 2021, The Poetry Foyer will run at Theatre Peckham from 6.30pm. These events will focus on different themes each month and give young people the chance to perform their poetry to a live audience on a regular basis. This month is the Black and British Edition, come down to the first event and register for your free tickets here.
The Black British History workshop will take place quarterly at the Black Cultural Archives with each programme consisting of 4 sessions. Young people aged 16-30 years old will learn about Black British History from the wealth of archive at BCA along with learning new writing skills to put what they have learnt into poetry. The first programme starts on Tuesday 26th October 2021 6.30pm-8.30pm. To sign up for free, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the title 'BBH workshop'. Limited spaces available.
On the 2nd Thursday each month from September 9th 2021 young people aged 16-30 years old will be able to attend the CommUnion. A safe space to discuss thoughts and feelings at the Black Cultural Archives. Led by Poetic Unity, The Communion is a friendly environment for the community to discuss mental health and any issues they are going through without judgement. This programme is for the community by the community. The next CommUnion takes place on Thursday 14th October 2021 from 6.30pm. To sign up for free, email: email@example.com with the title 'The CU.' Limited spaces available.
Poetry In Motion will run on the last Saturday every month at Theatre Peckham starting 25th September 2021. These sessions consist of engaging workouts fused with poetic affirmations to support young people’s physical and mental health. Poetry In Motion makes working out fun. This programme will support young people aged 16-30 years old. To sign up for free, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the title 'Poetry In Motion.'
The Spoken Word Theatre workshop will run every Monday from 4th October 2021 at Theatre Peckham. This programme is designed to improve performance and stage presence to develop poetry for a theatrical stage. This workshop is currently full but to be added to the waiting list, email: email@example.com with the title 'Spoken Word Theatre.'
The Mental Health Matters workshop is a 5 week course at Black Cultural Archives providing a safe space for young people to express themselves and support for their mental well being, confidence and writing skills. This programme is full but to register your interest for this workshop in the future, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the title 'MH Workshop.'
On the first Tuesday every month we will be bringing Virtual Vibrations to Theatre Peckham's Instagram live @TheatrePeckham. Lock in each month to hear some of the best UK poets and artists perform on our virtual stage. To perform, email: email@example.com with the title 'Virtual Vibrations.'
Every Wednesday The Poets Corner Online will provide a virtual stage for young poets via our Instagram @PoeticUnity. To perform at this event email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name.
On the first Thursday every month in collaboration with Black Cultural Archives we will bring you Blaxcilence an online poetry event celebrating Black Culture via Black Cultural Archives Instagram live @BCAHeritage. Young poets aged 18-30 years old will perform spoken word on different themes relating to the culture each month. The first event is on Thursday 7th October 2021 from 7pm. To perform at this event please email: email@example.com with the title 'Blaxcilence.'
The Mandem, Lets Talk programme is designed to help boys speak openly about Mental Health in a safe environment. Often boys are told from a young age things like ‘man up’ and ‘men don’t cry.’ We are here to promote healthy dialogue and to create a better understanding of mental wellbeing for boys in school. To find out more or to book a workshop for your school contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spoken Words is a bi-annual event at Theatre Peckham showcasing some of the UK's best upcoming poets and musicians. The first event is on Saturday 20th November 2021. Book your tickets here
The Mental Health Matters Online workshop is a 5 week course on Zoom providing a safe space for young people to express themselves and support for their mental well being, confidence and writing skills. To register your interest in this workshop, email: email@example.com with the title 'MO Workshop.'
As part of The Poetic Relief Project in partnership with Theatre Peckham and Black Cultural Archives we are excited to share the first cohort of Cultural Leaders which Poetic Unity, Black Cultural Archives and Theatre Peckham will employ to help deliver the workshops and events that are part of The Poetic Relief Project. The Cultural Leaders will also learn about the operations and day to day work of the charity they are assigned to.
Please see the six amazing young people pictured above and named below who will be our first Cultural Leaders and the charity they will be assigned to for the next 6 months:
Rhianna Agard-St John - Black Cultural Archives
Amaarah Roze - Black Cultural Archives
Demii Walker - Poetic Unity
Sheyanne Blackett Rock - Poetic Unity
Alfie Neill - Theatre Peckham
Aicha Therese - Theatre Peckham
The second cohort of Cultural Leader applications open on 4th January 2022. if you would like to be put on the waiting list to hear about these applications first, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Cultural Leaders.'