Mixtape: Unlocking Your Creativity
with Roger Robinson and Nick Makoha

Is your artistry stuck? Are you talking more about making art than actually doing it? Are you unsure where to go next? If you're looking to get unstuck as a new artist or poet, then Roger Robinson and Nick Makoha have your back.

What will you do in this free workshop?

Musician, writer and performer Roger Robinson and poet-theatremaker Nick Makoha use a combination of anecdotes, story music and multimedia to deliver a gut punch of an event. They aim to provide the highs and lows of their careers in the world of contemporary music poetry and writing. 

You’ll explore ways to beat a creative slump and think productively about your own creative habits through exploring your creative work as a mixtape. The stuff of life and art that you’d want to compile and share with the world and your art being a projection of that. The talk includes practical tips for getting the best out of your artistic practice.

Who is it for?

This event is for writers and artists of all levels and all genres who want to get some energy back into their work. 

This event is created in partnership with Speaking Volumes and Deptford Lounge.

Deptford Lounge

..Speaking Volumes



Deptford Lounge (Meeting Room 3)
9 Giffin Street
London SE8 4RH


Roger Robinson


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Roger Robinson is a writer, musician and performer who lives between England and Trinidad. He describes himself as "a British resident with a Trini sensibility". He was chosen by arts organisation Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced black-British writing over the past 50 years. http://rogerrobinsononline.com

Nick Makoha


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Nick Makoha’s debut collection Kingdom of Gravity was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and nominated by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2017. He won the 2015 Brunel International Poetry prize and the 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection. A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow & Complete Works Alumni, his poems appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri. Find him at www.nickmakoha.com