"This is what students and the Irish education system needs"
Led by some of the rising stars of the Irish urban music and spoken word scenes, these workshops will use perhaps some the most recognised cultural movements of the moment to give students an inspiring and enlightening experience – using hip-hop, rap music and poetry to unlock their creativity, increase confidence and teach new skills. With experience performing at festivals such as Longitude, Electric Picnic, Other Voices and St Patrick’s Festival / National Concert Hall, as well as critical and commercial success, our facilitators are able to inspire and create a connection with their students.
Clients to date have included Dublin Culture Connects, Tallaght Rua Red, Cabinteely Grainstore, Foróige, Kildare Youth Services, Tallaght Youth Reach
Unless stated, all workshops are suitable for groups of 10 – 20 and will generally last two hours.
Over the course of the workshop, attendees will:
Form and name their own rap crew
Come up with signature dance moves
Understand hip-hop slang, flow syllables and word structure
Learn how to write to a beat
Explore important issues and topics through lyric writing
Perform their own original track and moves
Workshops can also be expanded to a full day or longer recurring course to include:
In-depth exploration of writing process
Spoken word writing and performance skills
Hip-hop production and beat making
Using live instrumentation
Introduction to DJing
·Hip-hop video making
Final performance event
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org / +353 87 9073217
"The students really enjoyed working on their rhymes, it was great to see them build their confidence and self esteem. I would thoroughly recommend that schools and youth services use the Word Up Collective as a way to give students a platform to work on their issues or ideas and present them in such positive and entertaining way. This is what students and the Irish education system needs" . Rob Rice, Óige Nua Education
"I would like to compliment the Word Up Collective. In collaboration with our students, they have succeeded in creating an innovative workshop, using different teaching styles, producing fun and colourful raps - all in a welcoming environment. A far cry from the usual workshops. All students were encouraged to join in and at their own level. No one was left out. It was such a great day. Well done guys, look forward to the next workshop". Luke Coyne Curry, Tallaght Youthreach Teacher