For me, schools and community projects are part of being a poet and an integral part of my work. Since 2005 I have gathered a vast amount of experience working across the UK in schools, pupil referral units, museums, hospitals, housing estates, prisons, and youth clubs.Working for agencies such as Apples and Snakes, The Poetry School, and Creative Partnerships, as well as directly with countless schools. Excellent references are available on request.
I have a positive and inspirational approach and make passionate and honest hip hop, and write entertaining and engaging spoken word poetry. My work explores issues that are important to young people, in a way that is accessible to them. Crucially, I make poetry fun! My online poetry resource on YouTube connects to my Education work.
I am currently running online poetry workshops every month, open to anyone aged 5 – 11 yrs. Sign up here.
One Breath was commissioned by Apples and Snakes as part of their project SPIN, and can be found on the SPIN compilation CD. It’s aimed at primary age kids, but has been successful with adult audiences too! Have a listen here: One Breath by SimonMole
I offer one-off performances and workshops, as well as working with schools and communities to create longer-term projects and residences that involve commissions for writing original poetry too.
Creativity and self-expression are at the centre of my fun and inclusive process, but within this I have plenty of experience in all keystages delivering workshops that hit specific curriculum targets. This picture was taken at Pupil Referral Unit in Islington where I ran a project for Jonzi-D using Hip Hop to deliver the GCSE unit on Othello.
To book me for a workshop, or chat about some ideas, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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