Poetry as the means to tell stories

Poster of the poetry workshopsOn Monday 21st January, Living Life to the Fullest researcher Kirsty Liddiard travelled to Loughborough to meet with colleagues from the Attenborough Arts Centre and Rainbows Children’s Hospice to plan a series of poetry workshops for children and young people living with life-limiting and life-threatening impairments (LL/LTIs).

The poetry workshops are taking place on Thursday 21st February at the Attenborough Arts Centre and Friday 22nd February at Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

Living Life to the Fullest is really excited that the workshops will be facilitated by Sipho Ndlovu, a spoken word artist and poet whose work explores disability, dyslexia and difference. Check his brilliant piece Re-Code by Man Made Youth here and For the City’s Young here.

The aim of the workshops is to enable disabled children and young people to tell new stories of their experiences of disability through poetry and spoken word arts.

An image of poet Sipho Ndlovu

Sipho Ndlovu, For the City’s Young

An image of poet Sipho Ndlovu

Sipho Ndlovu, Re-Code, by Man Mad Youth

To learn more about the Living Life to the Fullest project, please see here.

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