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JOELLE TAYLOR TO LEAD POETRY WORKSHOPS

Unity Arts  are offering FREE workshops for Over 18s  with renowned SLAM POET Joelle Taylor.

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These sessions are part of a workshop week HACKNEY DISSENT (which will also run workshops for 7-10s and 11-18s)  at Hoxton Hall and other East London venues.

These various activities will take place during the week  of 27 May – 1 June  with performances at Hoxton Hall and                Dr Johnson’s House.

We have invited Joelle Taylor to lead workshops for Over 18s in order to support creating spoken and written poetry of dissent.

Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and editor. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally, both for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Brazil, Botswana, Australia and Singapore) and on solo projects across Europe.

A former UK slam champion, she founded the national youth slam championships SLAMbassadors in 2001 for the Poetry Society and was its Artistic Director and National Coach until 2018.

As an educator she has lead workshops and residencies in schools, prisons, youth centres, refugee groups, and other settings for organisations including the        Poetry Society, the British Council, Arvon Foundation and English PEN.

She featured on TEDx Talks and Outsider Lectures, and was recently awarded a Southbank Centre Change Maker prize, in recognition of her life-changing work on the national youth slams. She has a Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts and was longlisted for the 2017 Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a skilled and relevant poet and all work created will also be included in a book and all participants will receive a copy.

PLACES FOR JOELLE TAYLOR WORKSHOPS ARE LIMITED

Please complete the form for more details and an application pack!

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OUR YOUNG CAST FOR BLACKOUT

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We have been reheasrsing and meeting in a variety of places since January (Hoxton Hall, Hackney Wick, even the Geffrye Museum), Our final ensemble have been working hard and producing exciting ideas in the rehearsal room(s).

We are pleased to introduce (L to R) Nebiu Samuel, Sarah Richardson, Zak Reay-Barry,  Shaun Dicks, Ishmel Bridgeman and Sarah J Warren, This group of New Theatre Makers will all be performing in Hackney and of course Soho in April 2016.

Cast and performance information email unityarts@hotmail.co.uk

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ROUND OUR WAY – Old Time Music Hall Project

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Unity Arts successfully bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support a project open to all who live in Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets who want to learn about the most democratic of art forms, Old Time Music Hall. It echoes all around us, Waterstone’s at Islington Green, Marie Lloyd’s house in Hackney, Wilton’s Hall in Poplar and there are huge audiences for variety leaning TV shows like Britain’s Got Talent.

The project will enable participants of all ages to discover their local history through research, museum visits and talks from local experts from January to June whilst learning new skills to produce an exhibition and performance at Hoxton Hall on 9 June 2012. www.hoxtonhall.co.uk

For further information, images and interviews, please contact us via our contact page here

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