Performance Poetry for Unheard Voices

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On Thursday 27 November at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, Liv Torc will deliver a practical and inspiring workshop, showing how performance poetry can empower individuals and give them the freedom and encouragement to tell their stories.

Using practical examples and insights, we will demonstrate new ideas and workshop techniques for engaging with vulnerable young people and adults. The afternoon will also include a section on what needs to be taken into consideration when managing and delivering a project of this kind.

This event is ideal for spoken word artists who would like to develop their work in participatory settings, as well as individuals and organisations who are interested in finding out how this kind of project can help to build confidence and communication skills in the people they support.

Led by Mark Helyar, Co-Director of Theatre at Take Art and project manager of Word/Play. Mark will be joined by Liv Torc, a nationally renowned Performance Poet and lead artist on the Word/Play project. Liv is hugely experienced in education and poetry projects focusing on adults and children with physical disabilities and mental health challenges.

This event is FREE but places are limited so please contact Rose at Take Art to book: 01460 249450 /
We are providing refreshments and would like to cater for everyone who attends so we need to know numbers. For full details please click here.

This training workshop is produced as part of Take Art Word/Play, an initiative that supports a programme of training, peer support and CPD for developing artists who live and work across Somerset and the South West. Financially supported by The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Literature Works, Arts Council of England and SCC Creative Industries Development Fund.