Here for Life Spoken Word Workshops

    February 08, 2020 12:00
    Ermine United Reform Church, Sudbrooke Drive, Lincoln

    A free spoken word workshop session for young people (13 – 19).

    Here for Life Spoken Word Workshops

    Saturday 8 February, 12 noon – 2pm

    Ermine United Reformed Church, Sudbrooke Drive, Lincoln, LN2 2EF

    Following the screening of Here for Life at The Venue on Friday 7 February, featured actors Errol McGlashan & Mwiinga will be delivering a spoken word workshop session for young people (13 – 19).

    Errol McGlashan aka Uncle Errol is a Brixton, South London based Spoken Word artist with nearly a decades worth of experience; wowing audiences with his rhythmic rhymes and rants, organising events, and running workshops. He is a multiple Slam winner and has recently been nominated for Best Spoken Word Artist 2019 by The Poetry Awards.

    For the past decade Mwiinga has been creatively involved in dance, fashion, music and acting projects in the UK and abroad. In 2016 she started to work with Cardboard Citizens, the leading UK practitioners of the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology. She has been an ambassador, volunteer and performer and mentor through this creative hub – supporting theatre which makes a real and positive difference to society and those living on its margins.

    Here for Life is an uncommon story told on common ground by ten Londoners. All have lives shaped by loss and love, trauma and bravery, struggle and resistance. They grapple with a system stacked against them. They dance, steal and eat together; agree and disagree, celebrate their differences and share their talents. The lines between one person’s story and another’s performance of it are blurred, and the borders between reality and fiction are equally porous. Eventually coming together on a makeshift stage built on reclaimed ground between two train tracks, they prompt a debate about the world we live in, who has stolen what from whom, and how things might be fixed. Here for Life marks the culmination of a long collaboration between film-maker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre-maker Adrian Jackson, a troupe of Londoners and a dog.

    Presented by Mansions of the Future as part of their Urban Form: Social Architecture & The Commons season this event is delivered in partnership with The Venue and supported by Lincoln Film Society. This programme of activity marks the start of the Mansions of the Future’s legacy year (2019 – 2020), which intends to engage artists, architects, academics and local citizens in conversation and debate around the past, present and future of Lincoln’s social and civic life, within the context of the local built environment.

    Please email [email protected] or call 07494 344352 for more information.

    Imae credit: Errol McGlashan by Therese Henningsen.

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