FREE Hip Hop vs Shakespeare Workshop at Keighley Library

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MC Shakespeare and Bard Stormzy Workshop (approx. 90mins). Bradford Libraries is inviting schools to celebrate Shakespeare Week with this FREE workshop at Keighley Library. There are two slots available, for a max of 30 students per session.

     David Scott AKA ARGH KiD is a BBC Presenter, Poet and Rapper

Was Shakespeare the first famous rapper? Is Stormzy the UKs biggest poet? Through analysis, performance and discussion David shows students the links between Shakespeare and modern music.

The "Hip Hop vs Shakespeare" workshop aims to explore the similarities between hip hop lyrics and the works of Shakespeare, highlighting the poetic elements that both forms of expression share. The goal is to encourage teenagers to see hip hop as a contemporary form of poetry and to inspire them to engage in writing lyrics or poetry.

About David

BBC Presenter, Official Man Utd Poet and Rapper David Scott - who performs under the stage name ARGH KiD - has a talent to speak to young people in many ways.

Through his radical workshops David works with primary and secondary schools, PRUs, prisons and undeserved communities using the tools of hip-hop music to reengage students with writing and change the perception of what poetry is, and why everyone should write. His work is internationally recognised with media appearances in The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, Sky and beyond. David’s mission to inspire a love of creative writing has garnered him plaudits from people such as Noel Gallagher “A Maverick…” to Christopher Eccleston “absolute genius”.

Bradford Libraries is inviting schools to celebrate Shakespeare Week with this FREE workshop at Keighley Library. We have two slots available, for a max of 30 students per session.

Thurs 21st March - 10:00am - Keighley Library

Thurs 21st March - 1:00pm - Keighley Library

For further details or to book in your class for free, contact Sam McGee (Development Officer: Young People) at samantha.mcgee@bradford.gov.uk

Please provide school name; year group; number of students (max 30); contact name and email.


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Published: 08/03/2024
Audience: Secondary schools in Keighley and Bradford district
Contact: Samantha McGee

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