The Youth Word Up 2018

A performance with young people and Andy Craven Griffiths
FREE at The Hubs 25th Oct 2018
(across the road from Sheffield train station) 7.30-9.30pm
Facebook event here 
THIS EVENT IS FREE. You can just turn up but we ask you to book in advance, if there are more than a few of you.

Local young people perform pieces written during workshops with Hive, exploring their experiences and hopes. Hive has worked with various young people support services in Sheffield and South Yorkshire including the Community Young Teams (CYT), Youth Offending Service (YJS) young people in care support services, and SayIt LGBT group.
 
Sharing the stage is poet Andy Craven-Griffiths and other young poets and writers. Andy is a Leeds-based writer, rapper & performer. He’s performed poetry across the UK and abroad including at Glastonbury and on Radio 1, and has had work published in various poetry journals, broadcast (Radio 1&4, BBC 2), and commissioned by various bodies.He’s currently doing a one man show Joygernaut about kindness.
“Andy will blow you away. He’s exciting and strong. A talent for the page and the stage.” – Lemn Sissay MBE
The Youth Word Up has been made possible by Off the Shelf Festival of Words (offtheshelf.org.uk) through Sheffield City Council, with support from: Sheffield Community Youth Teams, Sheffield Youth Justice Service, Young Carers, SayIt LGBT group, Hive South Yorkshire, Vicky Morris and Arts Council England.
 
Parental guidance applies. 13+


About the Youth Word Up

As part of his guest curation of Off the Shelf in 2012, poet, novelist and activist, Benjamin Zephaniah, created The Youth Word Up – a project designed to give young people a chance to have their voices heard alongside an established poet.

Now in its 7th year, the Youth Word Up is an ongoing success with young people writing poetry and performing it alongside top poets at yearly events during the Festival. In 2013, a Youth Word Up, audio-visual installation of young people’s spoken poetry was showcased in Sheffield’s Winter Gardens. And in 2014, 2015, and again at the 2015 festival, a booklet of work by young people was produced from the project.

The Youth Word Up is an Off the Shelf Festival of Words Project funded by Arts Council – Grants for the Arts
Supported by Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Community Youth Teams, Sheffield Youth Justice Service, Hive South Yorkshire, Vicky Morris and Arts Council England.

Photos from previous events >