A Beautiful Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on August's Poetic Insight, which was on the theme of Family & Friends. After a great month of events, it was time to see out August with Poetic Insight on the 27th, before our September break, and what better way to go into a break than with the theme of Family & … Continue reading A Beautiful Poetic Insight

Why You Should Watch Aadam Speaks’ TEDx Talk

Shaniqua lets you know why you should watch YP Insight family member, Aadam Speaks' TEDx talk. If you've been checking out our Spotlight posts, you would have seen the spotlight on Aadam Speaks when he told us that he had recently delivered a TEDx talk.  I can now excitedly announce that his TEDx talk is … Continue reading Why You Should Watch Aadam Speaks’ TEDx Talk

Feeling The Love at Poetic Insight

We closed out our month of love on the 26th February by bringing back the 'Love & Hate' theme to Poetic Insight.  You could feel the good vibes and the love in the room, making it the perfect way to see out our February activities. After our founder, Shaniqua, opened the night with her Rallying … Continue reading Feeling The Love at Poetic Insight

Poetic Insight Comes to Thornton Heath Arts Week

Poetic Insight came to Thornton Heath for the first time on July 17th, as part of Thornton Heath Arts Week.  I was really excited for this event, not only because Poetic Insight was branching out, but because it was coming to the place I call home.  I can proudly say that I am born, raised … Continue reading Poetic Insight Comes to Thornton Heath Arts Week

Another Beautiful Night at Poetic Insight: Mental Health 2018

Wrapping up May's focus on mental health was Poetic Insight on the 29th.  This was an event I was really looking forward to after last year's raw, beautiful Poetic Insight: Mental Health, and this year delivered another beautiful night, despite being different to the last one. Clouds were covering up the shining sun from May … Continue reading Another Beautiful Night at Poetic Insight: Mental Health 2018

On Our Black-Ish at Poetic Insight

On October 31st, we saw out Black History Month at another special Poetic Insight.  Our theme for the night was Black-Ish, which led to a variety of beautiful, powerful and inspiring poetry delivered by young talent. First we heard from Nyasha, who returned to the Poetic Insight stage after some time away and celebrated the … Continue reading On Our Black-Ish at Poetic Insight

Raw Expression Shown at Poetic Insight

As you've probably seen us mention before, it was Mental Health Awareness Week earlier in the month of May, but at YPI we carried it all the way through to the end of the month, culminating with a mental health themed Poetic Insight on May 30th. I had a feeling that it was going to … Continue reading Raw Expression Shown at Poetic Insight