An event I'm very privileged to have a hand in takes place Saturday May 10th at the Rich Mix Arts Centre, exploring the potential, untrammelled magic of children's poetics! & featuring a brilliant lineup of contemporary poets leading workshops, discussions, performances with their kids and for anyone who wants to bring their family, completely free. Include Sarah Crewe, Tim Atkins, Tom Jenks and many others http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/kiddy-kamarade-/
Kiddy Kamarade 12-3pm & Silent Disco 3-6pm. Both events free.
"Kiddy Kamarade (ages 8 and under, accompanied by parents or carers). The Enemies project and Archive of the Now join forces for a day of poetry, where we'll start playing with words and end by dancing to them! Silent Poetry Disco is open to all ages.
From 12-3pm, join our carousel of poets, who'll be providing ideas and inspiration for making word-art together with your children. Try out our imaginative techniques -- and have a chance to show off what you create! Activities will include arts and crafts, performance/story-telling/charades, music and movement, and the afternoon will conclude with some collaborative performances by adults.
From 3-6pm all ages can join the Archive of the Now team - including students from Queen Mary, University of London, founder Andrea Brady and poet in residence Sophie Mayer - who will be hosting digitally-enabled poetry performances by Hannah Silva and Andra Simons, followed by the fabled silent poetry disco! Please bring a QR-reader equipped smartphone or tablet + headphones if you have access to them, or download tracks from the Archive of the Now to your preferred MP3 player, so you can join in with the disco."