Learning & Participation

As well as developing a range of creative skills, our learning programmes build confidence and self-esteem, encourage team work and strengthen ties with the local community.

We are currently running Grime Taster sessions for young people in Waltham Forest in partnership with hip-hop/grime artist Lemzi. The workshops include an introduction to grime and an opportunity for young people to try their hand at lyric writing and MCing. We are also consulting with the groups on the shape and content of a longer-term grime project planned for next year. Artist Jonny Glover from More Than Minutes is illustrating the sessions live.

We delivered our first workshop to a group of 17 young people at Stow Youth in Action Youth Club, Priory Court Community Centre on Wednesday 27th September. The session was funded by William Morris Big Local.

Our second session, in partnership with Peabody, will take place on Tuesday 24th October, 5 - 8pm at The Epicentre, Leytonstone. To reserve a space, please email emma@beatroots.org.

Jonny Glover and Lemzi following our first workshop at Priory Court

Jonny Glover and Lemzi following our first workshop at Priory Court

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