What says poetry slam more than a boxing ring?
Time to take your gloves off, Whakatū, for a night of scintillating alliteration, logophile uppercuts and a rhythmic pummelling from some of Victory and beyond’s greatest voices.
After participating in workshops with Action Education - some of the best slam poets in Aotearoa - these verbal virtuosos will take to the ring under the auspices of the incredible Victory Boxing team. Word, rhyme, waiata, rap, solo, group, beautiful, tough, real.
Some claim slam poetry started in a Chicago boxing ring. We say, we don’t care, we’re doing it our own Victory way. Time to give ‘em the ol’ One -Two, Whakatū.
(Please note, gloves are to actually stay on.)
Workshop for Rangatahi
Join celebrated Spoken Word Poets Sheldon Rua and Talia Stanley from Action Education for a special workshop & sharing performance opportunity as part of Nelson Arts Festival at Victory Boxing Gym.
This workshop and performance are for all poets between the ages of 14-24, at all levels of experience.
All participants will walk away with a draft of a poem, an understanding of spoken word performance techniques, and a chance to share their work.
The workshop is designed for young people to freely express their worldview and identity through spoken word poetry in a safe and supportive space.
Register by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASAP - limited spaces available!
Action Education and the South Auckland Poets Collective are a community of poets, artists, and community leaders. For more information about our programmes, staff, and free teaching resources please visit actioneducation.co.nz.