Poetry and Spoken Word - With Theresa Lola

This inspiring poetry course is lead by Theresa Lola, she was the Young Persons Poet Laureate for London 2019 and Brunel International African Poetry Prize winner 2018 https://www.theresalola.com/

All writing abilities welcome, you will be guided through the activities to help you tap into your creativity.

You will learn poetry techniques such as imagery, rhythm, and oxymoron and how they can make a poem impactful.

Your will focus on inspiring Black figures in history. Learn about the dedicated Fanny Eaton, an artist's model from the 1800s to the creative Sokari Douglas Camp, a sculptor in the present day. Have fun finding similarities between them and you and get a chance to write about your own dreams.

During the week, you will get to see artworks in the British Museum that are not on display. They will give us an insight into the everyday lives of black people from hundreds of years ago. You will have a chance to discuss and respond to these.

At the end of the course, we will have created a 12-month calendar. Each month will be accompanied with an inspiring black figure and a poem about them, written by you!

You will get a copy of the Inspiring Black Figures calendar which you can keep or share with others

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Course Code:


Age Range:

14 years to 19


The British Museum

Dates & Times

Monday 31st July - 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Tuesday 01st August - 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Wednesday 02nd August - 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Thursday 03rd August - 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Friday 04th August - 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM

Enrolment Start Date:

Wednesday 14th June

Enrolment End Date:

Wednesday 26th July


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