From Bettys tea shops to the Hull docks, from the North Yorkshire Moors to the Cow and Calf Rocks, from Leeds’ urban bustle to Sheffield’s steel and tussle....Yorkshire voices will be live and direct to the camera as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014 and everybody has the chance to be one of them.
The True Grit Poetry Cycle is a series of ten short digital films showcasing some of Yorkshire’s most exciting poetic voices. Six films will be created after workshops run by leading performance poets that will give people the chance to try their hand at writing their own performance poems and to be chosen to have their piece filmed.
Write to Speak are seeking young people based in Hull between the ages of 13-19 to take part in a workshop that will take place on Saturday 12th April at Hull Central Library, 10.00 am - 3.30 pm.
The workshop will serve as an introduction to performance poetry and spoken word skills, and workshop leaders Joe Hakim and Mike Watts will also be hosting an event at Hull Truck Theatre on Friday 23rd May that will showcase the work created as part of the project.
The workshop is free to attend.
The True Grit Poetry Cycle is part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, the first ever arts festival to precede the Grand Départ in the Tour de France 111 year history. Nearly 50 events have been selected to be officially part of Yorkshire Festival 2014 which will also include hundreds of fringe events.
If you are a young person between the ages of 13 and 19 and would like the opportunity to take part in this exciting event, or if you are a teacher with students who might enjoy trying their hand on the spoken word stage, please get in touch!
For more information or to book a place in the workshop please contact Joe Hakim email@example.com Mobile: 07984 685769 or Cilla Wykes firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (01482) 470829 Mobile: 07745 578380
For further information about Yorkshire Festival 2014 please contact Debbie Pett, Anita Morris Associates, email@example.com or on 01943 603311.
Yorkshire Festival 2014 is backed by Welcome to Yorkshire, Yorkshire Water and the Arts Council England as well as Local Authorities across the county.
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