(un) Heard Words PRESENTS: She Speaks Poetry
Elays Network have teamed up with the ‘(un)Heard Words Project’ (founded by poet, Mohamed Mohamed), aimed at emerging young wordsmiths from different faith backgrounds. The ‘(un)Heard Words Project’ aims to unite voices that are often ‘unheard’, exploring how their faith plays a role in their poems, and squeezing out every bit of creative juice for them to produce new poems over 6 weeks. Creating a safe space and using faith as an inspirational tool to write is a great opportunity for community interfaith engagement and building bridges with local community and arts organisations. We’re very excited to bring all these voices together.
To celebrate the work of the young poets who joined the ‘(un)Heard Words Project’, we’ll be holding a showcase event, where the poets will share the work they produced. The first ever ‘(un)Heard Words Project’ included an all female collective, therefore this event will be celebrating these young women’s poetry and the role faith plays in their everyday lives. Before the showcase begins, there will be a ‘Poems on the Wall’ exhibition, displaying the participants worked produced over the six weeks (6.30pm – 7.00pm). The showcase is scheduled to begin after.
Fortunately, ‘Wandsworth Road’ Overground station is a 5 minute walk from our venue, so this service may be the fastest route to our centre.
Nearest Station – Wandsworth Road (London Overground).
Buses: 87, 77, 452 (Name of stop: “St Rules Street”)
Elays Network is a non-profit, youth driven community organisation [in Battersea], whose goal is to provide a space for
growth, enrichment and spiritual development through its variety of programmes (including Creative Arts). Elays’s vision is to serve as a model organisation representing the community, helping to create active citizens.