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A Taste of GROUNDation

18 Dec 2014 by Dan Branigan

Read all about Royal Holloway University of London student, Tania Shroff’s experience of a GROUNDation Poetry workshop  On Thursday the 6th of November, the Drama Society provided the opportunity to take part in a Poetry Workshop run by their chosen charity, Safe Ground. Safe Ground works to decrease the stigma faced by families of people […] … more »

Interview with Kayo Chingonyi after poetry workshop at South Thames College

12 Dec 2014 by Dan Branigan

On Saturday 29th November 2014 as part of Safe Ground’s GROUNDation Poetry Project spoken word artist and poet Kayo Chingonyi ,held a poetry workshop at South Thames College in Wandsworth for a mixed group of students and people from the local community. Here he tells us how the day went. All the poetry workshops that […] … more »

Interview with Dean Atta after poetry workshops at London South Bank University

10 Dec 2014 by Dan Branigan

On Thursday 6th November 2014 as part of Safe Ground’s GROUNDation Poetry Project spoken word artist, poet and playwright, Dean Atta, held two poetry workshops at London South Bank University with second year creative writing students. Here he tells us a little bit about his experience. All the poetry workshops that are part of the […] … more »

Atta Banks Aubades

20 Nov 2014 by Dan Branigan

On Thursday 6th November we held the second and third of our community poetry workshops at London South Bank University as part of our GROUNDation Poetry Project (GPP), with students and local people. The sessions were led poet and playwright, Dean Atta, working to the theme of ‘home’. Some beautiful work was created and was shared amongst the group. Check out […] … more »

New video interview with poet Sara Hirsch on her workshop for Safe Ground

05 Nov 2014

On Wednesday 15th October we held the first of our community poetry workshops at the Katherine Low Settlement as part of our GROUNDation Poetry Project (GPP), with a group of older people resident in Wandsworth. The session was led poet and Slam Champion, Sara Hirsch, who used the theme of ‘home’ to elicit perspectives of […] … more »

I’m a poet, I just didn’t know it

29 Oct 2014 by Dan Branigan

I was lucky enough to recently participate in a poetry workshop as part of Safe Ground’s GROUNDation Poetry Project. Sara Hirsh led a group of older adults through a truly inspiring poetry and spoken word workshop at the Katherine Low Settlement (KLS) in Battersea.  One of my initial reasons for wanting to attend this specific […] … more »

Sara gets locals writing sonnets

29 Oct 2014 by Dan Branigan

On Wednesday 15th October we held the first of our community poetry workshops at the Katherine Low Settlement as part of our GROUNDation Poetry Project (GPP), with a group of older people resident in Wandsworth. The session was led poet and Slam Champion, Sara Hirsch, who used the theme of ‘home’ to elicit perspectives of […] … more »

Maria muses on her workshop

07 Oct 2014 by Dan Branigan

Below Maria tells us in English and Polish how her workshop with the Polish community in HMP Wandsworth went on Wednesday 17th September, 2014. Read her blog ‘Why do we do things that scare us?’ about her workshop with us here. English Polish … more »

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