The Poetic Relief Project is a youth employment scheme, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, to bring new opportunities for young people to find employment in the creative industries.
Launched in August 2021, The Poetic Relief Project provides programmes and services to support young people’s mental health, personal development, and community cohesion. The Cultural Leaders youth employment scheme allows the Theatre Peckham, Black Cultural Archives and Poetic Unity to train and give 12 young people jobs in the creative industry every year for the next three years, where they will learn the daily operations of each charity.
Cultural Leaders 2021-2022
The first cohort of Cultural Leaders are:
Demii Walker (@demiiwalker)
Sheyanne Blackett Rock
Poetic Relief Events at Theatre Peckham
The Poetry Foyer
Last Thursday of the month. A monthly poetry event in Theatre Peckham’s foyer with open mic slots and headline acts gracing the stage.
Tickets are free but booking is required.
The Spoken Word Theatre
Every Monday. This weekly workshop programme will improve participants performance and stage presence to develop poetry for a theatrical stage. Spaces available in January 2022! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Spoken Word Theatre’ for more information.
Poetry In Motion
Last Saturday of the month Engaging workouts fused with poetic affirmations to support both physical and mental health. For young people aged 16-30. To sign up for free, email: email@example.com with the subject ‘Poetry In Motion’.
Applications are now open for the second cohort of Cultural Leaders. Visit our Vacancies page for information on how to apply.