Songs of Innocence and Experience: Free workshop at the Southbank Centre

The Sick Rose William BlakeCome join me for a free William Blake themed workshop and a chance to perform on Sunday 14th July as part of Southbank Centre’s From Lambeth With Love weekend.

It’s an intergational workshop aimed at mixing up different age groups, so the Southbank Centre are looking for participants who are either in their twenties, or younger, or aged 50+ if you fit into one of those age groups it would be great to see you there!

It’s a reading, writing and performance workshop, from 10.30am – 3.30pm on Sunday 14 July, which will culminate in a performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Front Room. This intergenerational workshop will offer participants the opportunity to explore Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, read them aloud, and write new poems inspired by Blake’s, which will then be performed to an audience.

If you would like to be involved and are available for the workshop and performance, please email Holly Hunter at Southbank Centre: holly.hunter@southbankcentre.co.uk. Please note, there is limited availability and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keats House Festival Workshop

Keats HouseI’m running a poetry workshop for 13-19 year olds as part of the Keats House Festival. We’ll be thinking about performance and writing poems to shake-up an audience alongside winners of this years SLAMbassador UK spoken word championship. The workshop is free, but places are limited so booking is essential. Book by calling Keats House on 020 7332 3868 or emailing Maureen.Roberts@cityoflondon.gov.uk The events take place 7th June 2-4pm at Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR.