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Writing for Performance

Updated: Jul 19, 2023




Friday 21st July 2023, 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm, WAPPY is running this online writing workshop to inspire participants to produce a creative piece (i.e. poetry, a short story, a monologue, etc.) with a Windrush theme. This session is a fun-packed session to include a quiz, an ice-breaker game, audio-visual material, and discussion to inspire young people-centred creative pieces for performance and possible future publication! If new to WAPPY parents/guardians will be expected to register your child/children.


Please Read Our Safeguarding Rules Before Entering the Session via This Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bOjGJojfqZmL2qVCconzrJU4ybVUG3cnas5301WbXPc/edit?usp=sharing


Please access WAPPY's Registration Form if new to WAPPY. Complete with your child/ren, after you have read the WAPPY Rules, which have been compiled with our pioneer members of 2009: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JK6NWux4gFr1fseWLm7s3ZrLkPqTQZxoyrmol33hHDo/edit?usp=sharing. Our Rules... are also near the bottom of this page!


Meeting ID: 814 6879 0252

Passcode: 164141


Work created from this workshop can be performed at the upcoming Krik Krak production of Windrush Heritage at Questors Theatre (Ealing, 2 Mattock Ln, London W5 5BQ) on Sunday 23rd July from 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm.


This Windrush edutainment event which is organised by Marge Lowhar and Mervyn Weir will feature Arthur Torrington (Chair of the Windrush Foundation), Alexander de Great (Trinidadian Calypso Singer), Dr Michelle Yaa Asantewa (Author/Creative) & Romelda Williams! Here is the Flyer...


We will have 8 WAPPY writers performing their own creative pieces at this event from 4 pm - 4.20 pm.



We also welcome participants who are interested in taking part in the New Gen Youth Festival (the Spoken Word Performance slot) to create any themed spoken word poetry. See more details about the New Gen Festival here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-gen-festival-tickets-637156340767



What is Spoken Word Poetry?


Spoken word poetry is a word-based performance art where speakers engage in powerful self-expression by sharing their views on particular topics for a live audience, focusing on sound and presentation. Spoken word performances require memorization, performative body language (like gestures and facial expressions), enunciation, and eye contact with viewers.


Spoken word poetry is a form of poetry that doesn’t have to rhyme, but certain parts can be rhymed to emphasize an image or give it a lyrical quality. Spoken word poems will sometimes contain elements of hip-hop, folk music, or jazz to enhance the rhythmic presentation (https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-spoken-word-poetry#7vdmDtaw5YztiR9jLIAiOM).


This session is a fun-packed session to include a quiz, an ice-breaker ball game, audio-visual material, and discussion to inspire young people-centred creative pieces for performance and possible future publication! If new to WAPPY parents/guardians will be expected to register your child/children.


WAPPY RULES OF CONDUCT

Respect for Self

I will always do my best

I will positively participate in all WAPPY activities

Respect for Others

I will stay on task without disturbing or distracting others

I will not use ‘put downs’ or harass others

I will respect other people’s differences and opinions

Respect for WAPPY

I will raise my hand to speak

I will enter and exit the room quietly

I will complete all tasks on time

I will actively listen when the teacher is speaking

I will not chew gum (added by group)

I will switch off my mobile before the start of the course

WAPPY’S WORKSHOP CODE OF PRACTICE

An orderly WAPPY workshop is paramount for efficiency in all its activities and for the mutual benefit of all its users. All members and staff must be treated with respect and courtesy.

The Code of Conduct is based on the four ‘C’s’ – cooperation with others, consideration of others, caring for others and courtesy towards others.

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