On the 21st of December, The terrace area at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was filled with 10 of the finest poets, singers and spoken word artists! Furnished with quirky chairs and stools, the mood was set and it didn’t take long for everyone to get comfortable.
The one and only Dean Atta; award winning poet, writer, performer and proud winner of the Spirit of London Award for ‘Achievement through the Arts;’ was the nights host.
At about 7.30pm, after guests mingled and nibbled on refreshments, Dean kicked off Words Rhymes and Creekside Times, with some amazing young poets that he had been teaching at the Riverside youth centre. With only 2 sessions under the youngster’s belt, to much surprise, they manage to capture the attention of a much more mature crowed with their witty words and rhymes!
Dean Atta and Riverside Poets
As the night progressed each poet added their own flair and interpretation to the world we live in. The Lyrical content was out of this world and some of the best many had ever heard.
JJ Soul X an up and coming singer who’s sound could be compared to the likes of Floetry and Lauryn Hill, graced us with her presence and sang two wonderful tracks off of her EP named Universoul.
Conrad the Scoundrel hit us with this fun track Computer Age
Shout out to Dean Atta and his poets, Bridget Minamore, Deanna Rodger, Conrad the Scoundrel, Mina, JJ Soulx, Nadia K, The Ruby Kid, Isaac Nartey and Anthony Anaxagorou. Its fair to say that this was an awesome night! Not only was the night filled with poetry that informed and educated, there was a medley of poetry and spoken word from serious, to silly to absolutely sheer fun! When this event comes around again be sure to grab yourself and a friend some free tickets!