On Tuesday 24th March Gnome House played host to the Spoken Word Education Programme’s All Schools Showcase. 100 young poets aged 10-15 from schools across London presented exquisite, humorous, challenging and emotional pieces of their own poetry crafted with the support of Spoken Word Educators employed at their schools through the Programme.
The poems performed covered topics such as identity, religion, family life and feminism. The evening was masterfully hosted by internationally renowned poet and producer, Jacob Sam-La Rose, and participating schools were:
Lammas and Holy Family Catholic Schools from Waltham Forest
Clapton Girls’ Academy and Cardinal Pole Catholic School from Hackney
Plashet and Curwen Schools from Newham
Globe Academy from Southwark
St Gabriel’s College and Evelyn Grace Academy from Lambeth