Spoke ‘n’ Word – FREE workshops for 14-21yrs

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17th May | Times and venues listed below 

Shout Out to all budding spoken word artists, poets, wordsmiths, song writers and emcees aged 14 -21yrs.

Free opportunity for two full days mentoring by some of the UK’s most talented slam poets (during half term – 28th & 29th May) and a chance to perform alongside professional poets on our pedal powered stage onboard LV21 as part of the Fuse Festival at the Wise Words Festival in Canterbury.

Taster Session 17th May 11:00 -13:00 FREE

Medway Youth Service, Strood Youth Centre, Montford Road, Strood, Rochester ME2 3ET

Meet the Poets 17th May 18:30 – 21:00 | Tickets £3

‘Where Giants Stood’, Woodies Youth Centre, Arethusa Road, Rochester ME1 2UN

For further details please contact theCaptain@lv21.co.uk or pop into Strood Youth Centre.

Download flyer.

www.spokenword.info
www.lv21.co.uk
www.fusefestival.org.uk
www.wisewordsfestival.co.uk

ReSilience – FREE youth theatre production and workshop

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Little Fish are performing a new Arts council funded show at The Kings Theatre Chatham at 7pm – 8.30pm on Tuesday 13th May. This is suitable for age 14 and above.

It is free to attend, just contact suha@littlefishtheatre.co.uk or call 07967101396

‘Resilience’ explores mental health issues effecting young people and how they can be more supported.

Company background:
Little Fish Theatre Company was established in 2008. For the last five years we have provided high quality, specialized theatre, drama and related arts projects tackling key social and regeneration issues for young people throughout South London. Little Fish seek to challenge injustice and inspire young people to develop and grow. However, we do not consider it our role merely to deliver information. We believe there are more effective methods to communicate facts and figures about particular issues and it is implicit in the company ethos that theatre is a means of engaging young people regardless their social or economic disposition. One of our objectives is to effectively use imagery, narrative and empathy to challenge and motivate young people to reflect upon their own value systems and their place within society.

Real Medway and Swale – Augmented Reality Workshops

Real Medway and Swale are running two workshops to explain more about their augmented reality game project and to start planning the first games.  They are looking for artists, storytellers, game makers, sound designers and others who would be interested in helping to plan and create content for the games.  Book a space at either the Faversham or Rochester workshops listed below:

22nd April 7pm – Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Road, Faversham – book a place at:realswale.eventbrite.com

1st May – 7pm – coFWD, 161 High Street, Rochester – book a place at: realmedway.eventbrite.com

You can also keep an eye on developments at the website and on Facebook, or contact Roy via email: realmedwayandswale@gmail.com

Real Medway and Swale is funded by Ideas Test – Creative People and Places Swale and Medway

Real Medway and Swale workshop poster

Real Medway and Swale is funded by Ideas Test – Creative People and Places Swale and Medway

Real Medway and Swale

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Author: Glogger 13 July 2009 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MediatedReality_on_iPhone2009_07_13_21_33_39.jpg

‘Real Medway & Swale’ is a new project funded by Creative People and Places (Medway and Swale) that aims to create an augmented reality adventure game, encouraging players to explore the area using mobile phone and tablet devices to find clues; interact with characters and solve puzzles, whilst moving around the real world. Imagine Monkey Island on your doorstep.

The game will be developed in collaboration with local artists, writers and volunteers who wish to experiment with augmented reality and digitally exhibit their work in unusual spaces.

Over the next few months there will be a series of workshops to explain the project in more detail, plan and find out who would be interested in getting involved.

Contact:
realmedwayandswale@gmail.com
if you are interested in finding out more or would like to be invited to a workshop.

Seasonally Effected – Creative Open-Mic Events – Medway

Seasonally Effected is a Rochester based open-mic night for creative and cultural exploration.  It features a diverse mix of performances including poetry, short film, comedy, short stories, original music, plays and a variety of experimental content that is less easy to define.  Usually happening at the lovely and cosy Dot Cafe on Rochester High Street, it is advisable to arrive early to guarantee a seat.  The first events for this year are planned for the 29th January and 19th February and will run 7-9pm.

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This year they are looking for performers who are up for more of a challenge. Organisers are suggesting people try something completely different from their usual practice, for example poets do a painting, singer-song writers perform some stand up, film makers experiment with flower arranging and storytellers sing a song.

The event is free to attend and there is no pressure to perform.  However, if you are interested in booking a 10 minute spot to share something you have created, whether that be film, poem, song, art, idea or other form of expression, contact them on: seasonallyeffected@gmail.com