In June 2017, at the Roundhouse in London, a group of talented young London poets aged 25 and under united to create ‘A Poem for London’ at Spread the Word’s Young People’s Laureate for London Poetry Lab. The group were inspired and supported by poets including Young People’s Laureate for London Caleb Femi, Sean Mahoney, Zia Ahmed, Theresa Lola and Jolade Olusanya.
Watch the captioned video of ‘A Poem for London’:
Watch the captioned video of ‘A Poem for London’, with short interviews about the Poetry Lab with Caleb Femi, Sean Mahoney, Zia Ahmed, Theresa Lola and Jolade Olusanya:
We are grateful to The Roundhouse for hosting the Poetry Lab, to Matt Bartlett for filming, to Foundation for Future London for funding the programme, to Caleb, Theresa, Sean, Jolade and Zia for hosting the Poetry Lab and to the talented poets who composed and performed A Poem for London: Abdullahi – Ali – Bernice – Bola – Bridget – Dannielle – Eileen – Fahima – Funmi – Immaculata – India – Jane – Jazmine – Kathryn – Lotte – Lauren – Mandisa – Marvell – Neimo – Phoebe – Phoebe – Princess – Rachel – Rakaya – Sumia – Tahmidur – Troy.
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Read ‘My Day at the Poetry Lab’ blog by young poet Abdullahi: spreadtheword.org.uk/day-poetry-lab-abdullahi/