Every Poetic Insight is different, which is what makes every one of them special in their own way. One thing that never changes though is the amazing young talent and constant support in the room.
The support is what enables first time performers to take to the stage and do a great job. On July 25th, we welcomed Jadi-Ann to the stage for the first time, who did a great job of summing up the battle of procrastination and turning words into action. We hope that she’ll come back and share at Poetic Insight again in the future.
We also had some of our regular performers back, which is always great. Authentic Alanie shared a spoken word poem inspired by the Indigo Children, Rainbow Children and Crystal Children, while Jamal performed a powerful spoken word piece on genocide and hate.
Rhianna took to the stage after a couple of months away, sharing a poem about love gone cold. And Annotate put a huge smile on our face, performing one of our favourite poems about young people struggling to have a chance.
I also shared a spoken word poem that was very important to my heart, where I wiped away my mask and expressed some of my more innermost feelings. It feels good to let my guard down every once in a while.
You’ll have to wait until October 31st for the next Poetic Insight, and since its Black History Month the theme will be Black-ish. However, you can get social with us on Sunday from 5-8pm in Project B and we’ll be bringing The Complete Freedom of Truth to Croydon on August 20th – stay tuned for more news on that.
Just make sure you save the date of October 31st and if you’re a young poet or spoken word artist wanting to perform, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me at 07910092565.
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