Introduction to poetry with Theresa Lola: Artist workshops with Voice

Get an introduction to writing poetry with Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola. Explore more free skills share workshops in the Artist Workshops with Voice series.

About this event

Starts: Thursday 16 July 2020 12:30 PM

Ends: Thursday 16 July 2020 1:30 PM

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet and facilitator, and is the current Young People’s Laureate for London.

Introduction to poetry workshop with Theresa Lola

Join us for a LIVE demonstration and interview with Theresa Lola on Instagram, then head over to Zoom for a half hour skills share from Theresa herself! 

  • 12.30pm: LIVE reading and interview with Theresa Lola on Instagram
  • 1.00pm: Workshop from Theresa Lola on Zoom exploring an introduction to poetry and a chance to write your own poem! 

To get involved just join us on Instagram: Voicemaguk at 12.30pm and SIGN-UP HERE to book your FREE place on the Zoom skills share workshop. 

BBC London National Poetry Day Commission

Theresa Lola performs 'Despite the Noise' created in collaboration with BBC Radio London. Theresa is one of thirteen #BBCLocalPoets 2019 commissioned by National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio to write a new poem on the theme of Truth #HomeTruths.

About Theresa Lola

Theresa Lolabb1a18778a15a424e03443511b0a596fb68b9a2d.jpgImage credit: Hayley Madden for Spread the Word is a British Nigerian poet and facilitator, and is the current Young People’s Laureate for London.

She is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets programme, and was joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. In April 2018 she was commissioned by the Mayor of London's Office to write a poem for the unveiling of Millicent Fawcett's statue in Parliament Square, which she read at the ceremony. 

She has facilitated poetry workshops at St Mary's University, as well as primary and secondary schools. Her debut poetry collection In Search of Equilibrium (Nine Arches Press, Feb 2019) is described as a glorious hymn to being alive and wounded’.

More Artist workshops with Voice 

Thanks to Arts Council England, we're excited to be offering a series of artist workshops. Join us as we interview creatives and then hand over to them to run a workshop! Explore more free skills share workshops in the Artist Workshops with Voice series.



Nici West

Nici West Voice Team

Nici is the an editor for Voice. She loves all things books, theatre, music, art, visiting other countries, anything creative, and sometimes attempts to make YouTube videos. Alongside Voice she writes and edits through her own pursuits.You can occasionally find her running marathons dressed as a black dog.

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