Winter 2017-18 It's winter, and the cold weather won't stop us from cooking up a storm (see what we did there?) As always, we're working on something new so follow us on social media and subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates!
A THEATRE OF INTENTION + (IM)POSSIBILITY
Friday 10 November-15 December, 5-7pm
We've brought together two of London's top performance poets for a unique six week programme for 11-19 year olds to explore all things theatre and poetry. This is an opportunity to get to grips with the basics of both art forms, and create work that can take any shape which intertwines the two mediums of theatre and poetry, resulting in a showcase in December in the Spotlight theatre on 13 December.
Gabriel Akamo is an actor, poet and creative producer whose work aims to capture snapshots of thought, and provoke questions in his audiences. His work seeks to bridge the perceived gap between performance and page poetry. He is part of the 2017/18 Barbican Young Poets cohort, was a member of the Roundhouse Poetry collective and won The Poetry Society's SLAMbassador's UK competition in 2011. He has since been commissioned by the London Transport Museum and the Southbank Centre to name a few, and has trained and acted with The Actors Class and the National Youth Theatre.
Amina Jama is a writer, performance poet and facilitator. Her work investigates notions of love, family, faith and identity, often leaving readers and audiences alike in a state of reflection and awe. Her distinctive writing style, combined with a charismatic personality, has led her to be commissioned by the BBC, The Mayor of London and the Barbican to name a few. She was a member of the Roundhouse x BBC 1Xtra Words First collective, is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets, and is an active member of London collective Spit the Atom and the WOC national collective Octavia, led by poet Rachel Long.
For the chance to work with these talented individuals to develop your skills, have fun and meet new people, all you need to do is show up! This is open to young people of all abilities, experiences and backgrounds; if you have a passion for creating, this is for you. Places are free, but to guarantee your spot email email@example.com, or sign up on the day.
BRING ME IN – THE BIG ONE
Sunday 26 November 11am-7pm, Hackney Showroom
Our final #BringIns of 2017 lands back where it all started at Hackney Showroom, with an all-day extravaganza on Sunday 26 November.
The Big One is going to be wild – there's no other way to describe it. We are dedicating our final Bring Me In of the year to all Women of Colour, not only because they have supported S+K on our journey from the very beginning, but because of how talented, passionate and dedicated to their craft they are.
We understand just how difficult it can be being a woman in this society: adding to that being a woman who is neither white nor middle class, it's easy for us to see just how difficult it is to exist, let alone within the creative industry. That's why we wanted to end the year with an all-day special celebrating and nurturing WOC who are emerging and established in their various fields, highlighting the struggles that come with being a BAME womxn artist, but equally celebrating the triumphs and success.
The day will feature an art therapy brunch, workshops, live music, discussions, an exhibition, a pop-up creative market and so much more – all led by or featuring a WOC, and is open for all to take part in, learn from and enjoy. Don't play yourself by pretending you're busy (it's on a Sunday, after all) and make sure you come! It's going to be a beautiful end to the first year of our #BringIns.
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