Word2017 has some great projects for young people to take part in with workshops starting in May leading up to and during the festival in June.
Join Candoco Dance Company this summer for a free, weekly, creative dance project, suitable for disabled and non-disabled young people –Fridays 5 and 12 May 5-7pm @ Lift Youth Hub; and Fridays 19 and 26 May 5.30-7.30pm 2 June 2-4pm and 9, 16, 26 June 5.30-7.30pm @ Platform Youth Hub . No dance experience is required, just your enthusiasm! Dancing Letters will bring together the rich worlds of contemporary dance and letter reading and writing to give participants the opportunity to experience different forms of expression, both written and physical. Participants will take inspiration from letters old and new and work together for eight weeks to create a unique dance performance which will be performed on 30 June as part of the Word Festival finale. For more information about the project, visit http://www.candoco.co.uk/home/2017/04/dancing-letters/
and Breakin’ Convention & Lyrix Organix bring you Graffical Thursday 1 and Friday 2 June 12-6pm Platform Youth Hub, a FREE 2-day workshop during the half term for 13-18 year olds. Working with two rap mentors, you will discuss your favourite rap songs and research their lyrical meanings. The rap mentors will then lead lyric writing workshops for you to write your own bars that would inspire the community. On the second day, you will bring your words to life by working closely with a graffer to make big graffiti murals to display in Islington for Word2017! Up to 15 spaces – apply early. (You must attend both days)