Scottish Youth Poetry Slam

98b5df7e26.jpgOver the last few weeks I have been honoured to host the two regionals of the first ever national Scottish Youth Poetry Slam by conFAB. The first one was at the Traverse Theatre, and the second one was at the MacRobert Arts Centre.

I’m always been blown away by the talent and originality of the work that young people produce, and I’m so happy to see spoken word being considered as a viable artform for them to express themselves in new and exciting ways.

I can’t wait to host the final at the Beacon Arts Centre on October 27th, where Kelso High School, Northfield Academy, Mearns Castle, Port Glasgow, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre and Wallace High School will be competing for first prize!

 

 

Sonnet Youth Student Edition @ O2 ABC

sy-se-abcKevin and I hosted an open mic night as a belated Freshers event at the O2 ABC yesterday. It was brilliant to see some familiar faces, as well as a few new ones.

We are always on the hunt for fresh, original voices and it was nice to welcome some newbies to the stage in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. Also we can’t wait for our Sonnet Youth support slot at ABC on the 19th of October with George the Poet too.

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