The Mandem, Lets Talk programme is tailored to help young boys express themselves through poetry, gain a better understanding of mental health and to boost their self-esteem to help them feel comfortable in themselves.
Poetry In Motion is tailored to make exercise fun and engaging. This programme encourages young people to say poetic affirmations while they workout, to get the best results physically and mentally. Our team help young people enjoy exercise while building their confidence and self-esteem.
The Mental Health Matters programme educates young people on what mental health is, creates a safe environment to open a discussion on the topic and provides young people with the skills to express themselves through writing.
In general we have found that young people equate poetry to William Shakespeare which can alienate some, as he uses language that many can't relate to. The More Than Shakespeare programme highlights modern day poetry and its relationship to RAP music, shows that poetry can be relatable to any generation and helps young improve their literacy skills.
The Get Started In Spoken Word programme in collaboration with The Prince’s Trust helps young people start their journey in poetry, provides performance training and helps young people use poetry as an outlet for their mental health.
South London's staple poetry event The Poets Corner has been running since 2015 with over 400 events to date. The Poets Corner serves to give young people the opportunity to use their voice in a non-judgemental environment, improve their performance skills and be part of a supportive community. Tickets for all 2023 events here.