For Children (6–11 years)

The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Workshop (Kids)

Monday, 25 April, 2016 02:00 PM : 05:00 PM

Venue : The Multipurpose Hall - BA Conference Center

Registration Date:
Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 - Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

Date of birth allowed:
1 January 2005 - 31 December 2010

HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP: our Lyric‐writing and Performance workshops aim to introduce young people to a new way of looking at Shakespeare by encouraging them to challenge and discuss their preconceptions about both Shakespeare and Hip‐hop; discover something new about both and express themselves by showcasing their creative ideas to fellow participants.

These popular and energetic workshops take participants through a series of interactive exercises so that they are enabled, encouraged and inspired to write and perform a Shakespearean inspired rap, poem or song at the end of the workshop. The key to the success of these THSC workshops is our creation of a safe and creative environment that allows young people to feel confident to develop positive creative content to share with their peers. Our workshop exercises aim to develop participants’ personal attribute including self‐confidence by unlocking their existing creative, artistic and transferable skills / abilities.

Delivered in a variety of settings (anywhere from schools and youth clubs, to Young Offenders Institutes, to literature/arts festivals) where participants explore the social, cultural and linguistic parallel’ between the works of William Shakespeare and modern day hip hop artists through innovative exercises that include: the “ip Hop or Shakespeare?”quotes game; exercises exploring the rhythmic similarities between Shakespeare and Hip‐hop and the creation of performance pieces developed from a fusion of words by Shakespeare and the participant’ own classic Hip Hop lyrics. The workshop also offers participants the opportunity of self‐reflection, taking creative risks, self‐confidence boosts, all designed to develop the tools to share and express their own experiences through creative writing.