Young Writers’ City premieres music vids!

Young Writers’ City is VERY proud to present the first films from our project in Excelsior Academy in Newcastle!

Since 2015, we’ve been working in Collingwood School with loads of BRILLIANT young people in Years 8 and 9. Working with artists Fred Phethean, Rowan McCabe, Bob Beagrie and Emily Wiseman,  they’ve been on a journey through poetry, spoken word, rapping and MC-ing, and now film-making with the fantastic Adam Opie!

It’s not an exaggeration (I promise!) to say that this has been a life-changing experience for both the artists and young people involved. Young Writers’ City continues to work with Excelsior Academy in Hadrian and Millburn schools, and to develop out-of-school poetry and rap groups.

“At first I thought it was going to be boring but now I think it is so good, so I always want it to be Monday. It’s been fun learning about poetry in this way. I feel sad that it’ll be over. I try my best because I am living from the code YOLO.”

Fabiana, 14

We love them- we think you will too!

This Makes Me

Take Off

Everyday I Wake Up

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