Friday, 23 August 2013

Do You Have A Dream? Workshop

Workshop with Curtis Watt

This week, performance artist Curtis Watt, led a poetry session inspired by the historic 'I Have A Dream' speech, leading up to it's 50 year anniversary on 28th August. 

The session took place in the International Slavery Museum. Richard Benjamin gave a brief history about the Civil Rights Movement and significant moments and people that led to the speech in 1963. The group were grateful that they were given a sense of context before their writing session began. Curtis then performed a poem of his own which captured the group, and got them feeling creative.  

After listening to the speech, we discussed how MLK's words affected us. Using the themes that were discovered to create pieces of our own.

At the end of the day the group performed their work. It was so wonderful to see what people had got from the session. Curtis motivated and encouraged everyone and supported all the creativity. 

Following on from the workshop, participants will be performing their poetic responses to the speech at 1pm outside the MLK building. Come along and hear some fantastic new words and celebrate the life of a remarkable man. 

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