Slam poetry success for Lichfield Fuse Outreach

FuseThe Fuse Festival’s Outreach programme has enjoyed plenty of “hidden talent” at it’s weekly slam poetry sessions – and there’s still two more to go!

Fuse Artistic Director, Tim Perks said “I’m quite amazed how the workshops have bought out hidden talents in people and how much people have enjoyed having a go at Slam Poetry”.

The workshops, which are led by London-based rap artist BREIS (pronounced Breeze), have received praise from those who attended.

Tracy Potts said “I didn’t know what to expect but by the end of the first workshop we had all written and performed our own poem. The leaders helped us turn something quite ordinary into something special”.

Alison Wardle said “The RAP workshop gave me a real insight into Hip Hop culture and by the end everyone had written their own RAP which they performed. BREIS was great at rapping but also great at passing on skills”.

There are a further two sessions, tonight (Thursday 25th) and next Thursday (2nd) from 6:30pm till 8:30pm at Chadsmead Primary School. The sessions culminate in inter-school and community ‘poetry slams’ at Fuse on Sunday 12th July.

More details about the Slam Poetry workshops and full details about Fuse can be found on the website www.fuselichfield.org.uk or by contacting Lichfield Arts on 01453 262223.

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