WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
BEATING TIMELyric writing workshop for 12-16 year olds
Split beats, spit rhymes; harness your talent as a successful lyric writer/MCWhether your influences are Dizzee Rascal or Radiohead or you?re a poet who wants to experiment, this course offers you the chance to experience the buzz of putting words to music. You will be working with two of London?s finest wordsmiths and exploring:IN ASSOCIATION WITH APPLES AND SNAKES, BAC &
? how to rhyme with and without a rhyming dictionary
? how to create a memorable song title
? how to choose the best music for each idea
? how to find your voice
? how to harness your talent and expand your abilities using poetry and words
This is a workshop open to all styles and levels of experience. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the Performance Event on Friday 22 October.
Tutors: Adisa and Zena Edwards
Adisa is a performance poet and inspired inspirer. He uses poetry as a means of self-expression and has performed to a wide variety of audiences in all sorts of venues from pubs to Universities to the Hackney Empire. His primary desire is to bring poetry to a mass audience.
Zena Edwards is a poet, musician and lyricist. Using live sampling technology to layer her soulful singing voice Zena fuses hip-hop, jazz grooves and the raw magic of traditional instruments to create her own soundtracks for her words and stories. She has collaborated with musicians such as Julie Dexter and Soweto Kinch.
DATES and TIMES:
? Fridays 1, 8 October, 5pm - 6.30pm at Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB
? Friday 15 October, 5pm - 6.30pm at BAC, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
After this session there will be the opportunity to see either an Apples and Snakes or BAC show for FREE
? Friday 22 October, 5pm - 6.30pm at BAC, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
This session will be a rehearsal for the showcase event.
Number of places available: 12
DATE: Friday 22 October
VENUE: Caf?, BAC, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
MC?s Zena Edwards and Adisa
PRICE: This is a free event and no booking is required.