Openness and Honesty Expressed at Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on May's Poetic Insight, which focused on Mental Health. We continued our focus on mental health at Poetic Insight with a very special night at Urban Xchange Bar & Grill on May 28th.  Openness and honesty was expressed in abundance through poetry, spoken word and shared personal experiences, which was truly inspiring … Continue reading Openness and Honesty Expressed at Poetic Insight

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

Pure Fire from Young Talent at Poetic Insight

There was a double dose of Poetic Insight in July, as our regular monthly night took place on July 31st after coming to Thornton Heath Arts Week (THAW) for the first time two weeks prior. I love poetry, so it was great to have two poetry events to see out Young People Insight's activities before … Continue reading Pure Fire from Young Talent 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

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

Freedom to Speak at Poetic Insight

Poetic Insight returned on March 28th for another inspiring night of poetry and spoken word from a group of talented young individuals. With no theme this month, we were treated to young people speaking their mind on a variety of topics. Rhianna reminded us how hurtful our words can be to others, while Tony dropped … Continue reading Freedom to Speak at Poetic Insight

Weapon of Choice

Don't you find it confusing, That what was once a cooking utensil, Sometimes a utility tool, Is now a lethal weapon? A weapon of choice for young men, Wanting to intimidate, Inflict violence, Cause pain. Instead of using their voice box To talk, The blade now becomes The voice of reason. Instead of being shiny … Continue reading Weapon of Choice