Love Letter to Hackney
Designed to inspire and educate the young participants. The workshops are themed around Valentines Day and require the participants write and perform their own spoken word pieces under the guidance of local poet & artist Charlie Dark and internationally renowned poet Nick Makoha. This library based project focuses on the lost art of letter writing. Focus for Life leads challenging young people in creating “love letters” to their local area. Led by prominent spoken
Love Letter to Hackney; our latest project has just been completed. Designed to inspire and educate the young participants the workshops were themed around Valentines Day and required the participants composed and performed their own spoken word pieces live to a diverse audience of their peers and members of the local community.
Each participant received Bronze Arts Awards and a framed poster of their composition. The letters were presented to the Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe by the young authors. The poems below were created by the young authors after a series