‘Five Lives’ Featuring Patricia Foster, Dorothea Smartt, Kadija Sesay, Malika Booker & Sai Murray. Part of ‘Southwark Libraries Poetry Festival 2014’. Sat 15 Feb 2014, 7-9pm. FREE! Booking required!

‘Five Lives’
Featuring Dorothea Smartt, Kadija Sesay, Malika Booker, Patricia Foster
& Sai Murray.
Part of ‘Rhyme and Reason’ at ‘Southwark Libraries Poetry Festival 2014’.
7-9pm
Saturday 15th February 2014.
Your free places can be booked by contacting: southwark.libraries@southwark.gov.uk / 020 7525 1570

Greetings All!

A date for your diaries!

I’m excited to share that I will be in the company of four amazing poets, featuring in the poetry show ‘Five Lives’, as part of Southwark Libraries Poetry Festival.

It will be absolutely wonderful to see you there!

Regards,
Patricia Foster

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Five Lives

Saturday 15 February 2014, 7pm to 9pm

Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR

Join some of the most exciting talent on the UK poetry scene. Five Black British poets explore and celebrate love, life and their Caribbean and African heritage with power, humour and honesty.

Dorothea Smartt is a ‘Brit-born Bajan international’, her work typically bridges Britain and Barbados, effortlessly shuttling between local and global scenes as it weaves a diasporic web. She is the author of two poetry collections, Connecting Medium and Ship Shape.
@britbornbajan1

Kadija Sesay has performed around the world. Her poetry collection Irki was published in 2013 which she toured in the UK, USA, Caribbean and West Africa. She was recently awarded an Arts Council Grant to work on her second poetry collection, The Modern Pan Africanist’s Journey.
@SABLELitMag

Malika Booker was born in the UK to Guyanese and Grenadian parents and first began writing and performing poetry while at Goldsmiths University. As well as her own acclaimed solo work Malika founded the writers’ collective Malika’s Kitchen in 2000. It aims to support “multicultural writers in the development of their craft.”
@Malikabooker

Patricia Foster is a writer, poet, performer, actress and founder member of highly acclaimed writers’ collective Malika’s Kitchen. Patricia has read poetry and monologues across Europe and the US and has been published in numerous anthologies.
@Ms_P_Foster

Sai Murray is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, artist and graphic designer. In a former life he worked in advertising… but he has been clean for over 13 years. His first volume of poetry Ad-liberation was published by Peepal Tree Press in September 2013.
@SaiMuRai

Suitable for adults, advance booking required.

All Rhyme and Reason events are free to attend, but may require advance booking. Please check the event description for more details.

Your free places can be booked by contacting

southwark.libraries@southwark.gov.uk

Or

020 7525 1570

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Black History Month – A Welcome Celebration

Black History Month – A Welcome Celebration

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Performance at the Southwark Libraries Black History Month Poetry Slam, 8th October 2011

In schools, libraries, youth centres and community groups across The UK, Black History Month provides an insight into African Caribbean communities, traditions and their cultural flavours.

In The UK, the month of October is a highly anticipated time for celebration, acknowledgement and education. The recognition of African Caribbean people who have contributed to British History and British present. Facts from over the centuries, that go way back, beyond June 22nd 1948, when Empire Windrush set sail from Jamaica to Tilbury with her Caribbean citizens from the former British Empire.

I look forward to taking part in a few events during Black History Month. It has always been a pleasure to do so over the years. I am still taking bookings for:

  • Poetry and Identity Workshops
  • School Poetry Workshops
  • Storytelling Workshops
  • ‘Celebrating People in Black History Using Multimedia’ Workshop
  • Poetry Readings
  • Have a great October!

    Photo by Carri Charles

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    Patricia Foster – Poet, Educator and Inspirational Workshops

    “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
    ~ Albert Einstein

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    Teaching, Training and Coaching – the connection from my soul to the Universe. My gift to all. I love what I do and enjoy doing what I love! This quote by Albert Einstein probably explains why I love to create the best learning environment for my learners, of all ages and abilities!

     
    My approach to education is unique, empathic, holistic, creative and empowering. My aim is to empower individuals of all ages and sections of the community, to be the best person they can be. To guide them to uncover their own inner tools and gifts to succeed in life. To help improve their lives and wellbeing through poetry, writing, creativity, multi media, coaching, consultancy and holistic health & nutrition advice.
     

    I am available for poetry workshops, as well as creative, multi media, personal development and wellbeing workshops, in any establishment – the more unusual, the better! I can also provide consultancy or guide you through the steps to set up your community multi media project.

    If you require an internationally recognised professional poet for:

    • Primary or Secondary Schools
    • PSHE Classes
    • Assemblies
    • Black History Month
    • National Poetry Day
    • World Book Day
    • International Women’s Day
    • Residencies
    • Interactive or Traditional Storytelling
    • Corporate Training Days
    • Team Building Events
    • Workshops with Senior Citizens
    • Workshops in Youth and Community Groups
    • Workshops on Bullying
    • Workshops in Pupil Referal Units (PRUs)
    • Workshops in Libraries
    • Workshops in Prisons

    contact me and I’ll guarantee a stimulating, positive and engaging session.

    Check out the rest of my site to find out what other training and education services I can provide.